i sleep 3 or 4 hours at the most. my doctor put me on vicodin for pain but it doesnt make me tired. is there a better medicine for sleeping longer? the vicodin makes me restless. should I ask her for more valum?
You shouldnt ask for more valium because while it might help at first, its effects will fade and youll be back in the same situation. You can pick up a bottle of melatonin at any drug store in the vitamin section, that should definitely help you, and since its a naturally occurring chemical in your body you wont really build up any tolerance. Also camomile tea is good before bedtime
Grey gave you some good ideas in his post. You can also try a light workout or some exercises about an hour before going to bed. If you're set on trying a sedative sleep, there are plenty for your doctor to choose... it's just a matter of finding the one that works best for you. Examples: Ambien, Restoril, Rozerem, and Lunesta. Hope this helps.
Hi David-J. Man, Grey and Phyched pretty much said it all. The only thing that I can add is when I asked my doc for some help with sleep, she wrote me Lunesta, which my health insurance promptly denied. So, then we tried ambien. It worked great, the first week, and then it didn't work as well. So now, I take the ambien, along with some baclofen (muscle relaxers) and I seem to get better results that way. Now, I don't tell her that I'm doing this, but it's the only way I can get some sleep, sometimes. Just thought I would pass that on to Ya. Hope it helps. Good luck with it.
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