I suffer from chronic insomnia, if've tried geodon, which helps. But i feel like a zombie on that medication. I tried invega, after awhile it stopped working, tried abilfy,trazadone, it doesn't work. So can it put me to sleep, and help some of my symptons.Can anyone recommend any medications, that will help, but one that will not have me feeling like a zombie.
4 Aug 2012
Seroquel, Seroquel XR, and Zyprexa are good antipsychotics that aid in sleep. Restoril and Ativan are good benzodiazepine hypnotics. Ambien and Rozerem are good hypnotics. Benadryl is a good OTC sleep aid. Melatonin, Valerian, Kava, and chamomile are all good natural sleep aids.
I take Rozerem for my Insomnia and I like it the most out of all the other hypnotics because it's not habit forming and lasts 7 hours.
20 Jul 2012
I agree with Pledge about Seroquel. I've been thru all the sleep meds (although I haven't herd about saphris & will look into it) but Seroquel has been helping me sleep thru the night for almost 2 years. I was going thru a particularly anxiety provoking period of my life & I swear, the next day after taking a very low dose (50 mg) my anxiety level dropped in half. Now I take 150-300mg XR cracked in half & take either a half or both halves- this is weird I know but that was the only samples my MD had- if I had plain old non xr kind it makes me very drowsy in about 20 or so minutes- and I haven't had to go up in dose it was just a matter of quickly finding out what worked for me. The nice thing I've noticed unlike all the sleeping pills I have tried is that if I have to wake up in the middle of the night in "with it" not in some terrible stupor. Also it just became generic so much cheaper! I hope you find something that works for you!!! :)
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