been having some trouble sleeping the past few days, one because my neck been hurting me, and 2 the xanax doesnt seem to be working anymore (.5mg) i went to the chiropractor yesterday and he said im not sleeping cause of my neck, and did the adjusment. i took a great nap, but again last night seems like i was up all night again, just rolling over.
my therapist suggested asking about melatonin, im going to pick up my zoloft rx this morning so i plan on asking the pharmacist, but just wondering if any of you take it for sleep. does it help? safe to take with the zoloft? and what brand did you get , mgs?
Hi turkee, I've never combined Melatonin with Zoloft yet I have taken it with prozac. I have Sundown Naturals brand, 3mgs. It does help with insomnia although if you take it continually for weeks at a time it may stop working. If however, you take it sporadically (sp) you will find relief. Just make sure you ask the pharmacist about it, ok?? Good luck gurl, hope you get some Z's at night!!!
16 Aug 2011
Good morning, i have never used melatonin, but what works for me is tylenol pm, it doesnt seem to have any side effects with the zoloft. How are you feeling?? good luck and keep us posted.
16 Aug 2011
I happen to be one of the weirdos that some meds or herbs seem to work just the opposite on me. I tried Melatonin one time & was up all night long. I now take the tylenol PM or just plain ole benadryl 50mg aa night. Just my thoughts...
17 Aug 2011
I take 5mg melatonin about a half hour before going to bed. I also take Lexapro and I have not had any problems with either one. Melatonin works for me.
17 Aug 2011
thank you for your answers
the xanax used to make me fall asleep, and stay asleep. now i take one and dont even feel it. im not going to double up... but what am i supposed to do? i havent slept in 2 days???
i guess i built a tolerance to it... so now what??
20 Aug 2011
well another week with out xanax during the day, but today i feel a lil jumpy so i just took half a xanax, i didnt feel like dealing with it so i just took the pill so it wouldnt get bad. i guess thats ok right? something about these saturdays that just have me jumpy!!!
i also bought melatonin for sleep which i will try tonight instead of the xanax and hopefully that will work pretty good... but its says 300mcgs... those are smaller then mgs right... lol... either way it says take 1-2 before bed..
31 Aug 2011
Hi Turkee :) I'm sorry that you are having trouble sleeping. I know tha feeling... I too take zoloft. I have never tried melatonin (couldn't find anyone that knew anything about it) I have however used valerian root. It helps you sleep and also with your anxiety. My therapist actually recommended it. (after I had already known about it;) But anyway... I buy it from a health food store dry and make tea. Hot liquids help me sleep anyway :) you can also buy it in pill form or just extract. Try it out and lemme know. I'd love to know I could help! :)
31 Aug 2011
Hi turkee25, My sister gives her son Melatonin and he is out not long after she gives it to him and he sleeps all night. (He has epilepsy and has to have proper sleep.) I've been thinking of trying it myself. Please update if you try it and let us know if it works. :) Daddy'sgirl
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