I pretty much tried other stuff. But I have a very high tolerance to medication. Also some meds will affect me totally opposite than what they intend. As in being more hyper than I am already. I have problems with sleeping, and I get in a very miserable mood gets worse with less sleep. I believe that I need 8 hours of sleep. I feel so much better when I get good sleep.
8 Dec 2011
I see you have more than enough answers so I don't want to be redundant. I would like to copy one comment that said you need to understand the reason for you insomnia and go from there. It would also help us in our answers to your question to know the source of your sleep problem. Someone mentioned that you can get Alteril on line. I saw Alteril at Walgreens this past summer. I didn't buy it becaused it cost $20 dollars for a months supply and I couldn't afford that. Someone commented that medicaid and medicare won't pay for Ambien. I'm sure she must have meant Ambien CR because Medicaid and Medicare will pay for the generic form of regular Ambien. The generic form is called Zolpiden. I'm currently taking Resteril, a benzodiazapine, and it works well for me but benzos effect my short term memory so I use it off and on. I hope you find something to help you sleep because I know how you feel.
When I don't get a good nights sleep it worsens my entire day and makes me feel irritable. Now I understand why babies are so fussy when they need a nap. Take care.
21 Aug 2009
I agree with JWymore. Find out what is causing your insomnia and try to attack it that way. You mentioned being hyper. Are you / or do you think you could be ADD/ADHD for instance? I say that because an excess of norepinephrine is implicated in that and that, in itself, causes sleep problems. Low dopamine (which is also implicated in ADHD) can also cause insomnia and is in fact, one of the causes (brings on some of the symptoms) of depression.
2 May 2010
I can understand being miserable when you dont get enough sleep. I kept a sleep diary so my physician could see how much sleep I was getting per night. On an average I would get about 2 - 3 hours a night and the next day I was very moody and tired. My physician tried several different medications. Finally tried me on Resteriol 15mg at bedtime and this has helped me to get a good 8 hours sleep. You might talk to your physician about this medication and see what his recommendation is for you. I hope you are able to find something that will work for you so you will be able to get some rest and get back to waking up and feeling rested. Sandy
29 Jul 2012
Oh boy, what a question that I can relate to. I've struggle with getting enough sleep for well over a year+. Stuff like seroquel, trazadone all zonked me out the following day. This is just my opinion, but why take something that causes more side effects? That's the reason I say just taper off of whatever you are on and don't take anything except maybe Melatonin. If the Melatonin doesn't work, drop that too. I used Benadryl, then tapered off of that before going cold turkey off the sleep-aids.
21 Aug 2009
Klonapin or valium work good... but both come with possible side effects. valium makes me less groggy in the morning. What you should try first cause it's the simplist and cheapest is Melatonin. You buy it at local pharmacy under $10... completely natural and very safe. How I came across this is my son who is 6 has severe ADHD, and sensory integration disorder.
( A quick comment to the previous answer about not believeing in ADHD, it is such a real, devastating, and complicated issue to deal with, especially with children. It's very sad to watch my son go through this. I could go on forever about this issue, so I will stop here but if you would like to learn more facts regarding ADHD, I would love to educate you on what I know. 1 more thing, I will agree that I feel the reason many people dont take ADHD seriousely is because Doctors seem to quick to tell everyone they are ADHD... I have heard from so many friends or aquantiances that tell me they have it, and I think to myself, "If you only knew what it does to a child you would know you don't have ADHD!" A real case of ADHD is a very serious illness)
Back to the ... my son's Dr suggested the Melatonin for him, cause he couldn't even fall asleep at night cause his brain wouldn't stop racing. (That's how my son described it)
I got it and it worked so good I couldn't believe it. When I went to grab it I double checked with the pharmacist to make sure it's safe for children, and he said absolutely. I have informed a lot of people about this and most think it works great. There was 2 of my friend's that it didn't work for. I suppose like everything else, everyone is differen't but try it ASAP. Because I couldn't say enough about it! Good Luck, & hopefully sweet dreams!
21 Feb 2012
And the answer is yes!!
I am in my 70's and had not been sleeping well for quite awhile!
My friend Roger recommended something and it also mitigates anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, Memory problems (really) libido, and it actually
does give you an uplift to your spirit during the day and it is ALL natural.
NO side effects other than you are happy, not depressed, and can actually
sleep well. At night I now sleep like a baby as they say sometimes.
I have not slept so well in 20 years!!
e-mail me for info - Carol
25 Feb 2010
I took 150 mg of Trazodone for a short time (did not like it, made feel like I had a hangover in the morning! Talked to my nueorologist and he switched me to Limbitrol. I have it prescribed as Amtrip-CDP at the doe of 25-10, and this has worked better for me personally. I would talk to my doctor when meds don't seem to do what we discussed. BUT... be careful, My doctor wrote to stop the Trazadone and it ended up that I was supposed to titrate down and it triggered a siezure. There are so many meds for sleep out there, I would try something else (non narcotic) to use. Good luck!
16 Nov 2011
I am hoping you find an answer and ..soon! Being tired I find this makes me feel worse and yet..how can I go to sleep ? I tried all the "stuff'..reading , baths etc. . I needed real help. I went on Ambein. and amazingly I took it "when" I needed it --not every night. I am just one of those who does not like taking sleeping pills... but no sleep --is worse on the condition. Now i only need it when I feel really stressed.
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