... name of the medication I took a few years ago I ended up saying that I had been given valium and it worked really well. That is not the medication I was trying to refer to. Valium is primarily for anxiety which I already have, it is a benzo and I take Klonopin for that only when needed. I took the valium thinking it would help since it was a different medication but it worked just as the klonopin, all it did was relieve my anxiety. What I was trying to let the doc know was that I had been given Ambien and it was the only thing thus far that has gotten me to sleep and kept me asleep. I've never experienced any sleep walking like others say that have on this medication. I will be seeing the doctor soon in 2 days so other than Ambien what else is there that may be able to help. As a said so far nothing but has helped... please advise. And thank you!
If I'm not mistaken, the medications chosen for insomnia depend on the type of insomnia that you have. For example, some can fall asleep easily but will wake up at 3am and won't be able to fall asleep again. Others can stay asleep but it's just getting to sleep that poses the challenge. Sometimes it's caused by depression and sometimes it's caused by having troubles breathing while asleep. Without this sort of info no one can really give advise that a doctor will even consider.
I take Trazodone when I need it! But their is many others!
I take the very lowest dose of Clonazepam in the AM for anxiety and in the PM for sleep. My pattern of sleep disturbance was very similar to yours. Good luck finding something effective. Keep us posted.
I did not realize so many people have the same problem that I do with sleep. If I go to sleep early, I wake up and can't go back to sleep and am awake most of the night. I do have problems mostly getting to sleep. It's awful. The nights are so long. Pls get on here when you can't sleep, maybe we can get thru the night together. :)
The only thing that I was ever prescribed that actually helped me get to sleep and stay asleep at night was amitriptyline (brand name Elavil, though Elavil, the brand, is no longer produced, though amitriptyline is still made). I'm now taking nortriptyline, which is in the same family, for both sleep and for nerve pain, and it's been very effective as of yet. Maybe it was Elavil? It sounds close enough, I think.
Looks like I've got what I need to try and get some sleep... 10mg of Ambien, 1mg klonopin, 1mg xanax and Norco for my chronic back pain! Not saying I am going to mix them all thogether just I think I have an array that will allow me to be able to see what will work best. Thanks again to you all for the advise you have given, much appreciated! =)
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