... taken many different meds and nothing that ive tried been effective. tried ambien, lunesta , flurazepam, restorial ,elavil, trazedone, 2mg xaxan @bedtime, highest dose soma, now being prescribed .5mg halcion per night. worked well for maybe first 3 night and now i dont even take every night because not effective. any ideas???
6 Feb 2011
Were you prescribed those drugs by a psychiatrist? Or what kind of Doctor? I iknow before I got the right psychological diagnosis, I could not sleep through the night, even if I went to bed drunk as a skunk. I slept with a 6-pak of beer by my bed, so everytime I woke up during the night, I could slam a beer or two. When I finally saw a Psychiatrist, and then eventually got the right diagnosis, I could not sleep. And even then, years later I had a sleep study done by a neurologist - turns out I also had sleep apnea and major restless leg syndrome.
I could reccomend all kinds of pills that have a soporiphic effect, but have you a diagnosis as to why you cannot sleep thru the night? Me - I finally got diagnosed with chronic anxiety and Bipolar I. Getting on the appropriate drugs for those problems helped majorly (sp?).
Maybe you have a proper diagnosis, from an appropriate Dr.- I don't know. I am not trying to be difficault - just asking.
6 Feb 2011
I have problems with too much sleep, but I have had a sleep study done and I recommend you have one done too. Sleep studies are noninvasive and are for people who have troubles sleeping or not sleeping. You may find the root cause of your problem and be able to treat the cause rather than the symptom. Do you have insurance?
I went to a sleep specialist referred by my psychiatrist to have the sleep study done. It was no big deal and very interesting to experience, to be honest.
Let us know what you figure out,
7 Mar 2011
I've had insomnia for over 30 years due to stress and massive neck and shoulder pain. Have you tried SOMA (generic form)? A Sports Med doc gave it to me as a muscle relaxant for the pain--but, a major side effect of taking it was that it ALLOWED me to sleep thru the night!! I did not wake up drugged out, as I had with sleeping pills--and I have never had to increase the dose since I started on it in 2006. You can NOT take it if you have an 'addictive personality'... otherwise, it should be safe--but check for interactions with your other meds.
Hope this helps!
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