I have trouble falling asleep if at all. Then once asleep, I wake every 2 hours like clockwork. I was previously prescribed Imovane but this isn't FDA approved in the US. I am from Canada originally. My physician prescribed Xanax in it's place but I found myself doubling my dosage to achieve the same affect as the Imovane. It's been almost a month of this and it's wearing me down. I get alot of migraines as it is and being sleep deprived isn't helping. I've had alot of change in my life this past year with moving to the US and trying to find work here. I have a 2 year old baby and a 10 year old who is also adjusting. More so my 10 yr old. I know stress is a huge trigger for my insomnia but I've struggled with bouts of it since I was a teenager..I'm 35 now. I currently take Gabapentin for a multiple disk injury and Celexa as a mood stabilizer but other than that I don't take any other regular medications. Is there something I can take for a longer term fix to my insomnia. I'm at a loss and loosing sleep.
Hello hormor. I suggest a sleeping hypnotic benzodiazepine such as Dalmane or Restoril. Both can become addictive being a benzodiazepine, as is Xanax. Another drug that helps is Trazodone, an anti-depressant often prescribed for insomnia. Side effects are minimal compared to the two benzodiazepines where waking up with a drug hangover for example is common. Regards pledge
I must agree with pledge. But, have you noticed that gabapentin makes you a bit hyper? I couldn't sleep on that stuff until my body adjusted to each increase in the dose. That stuff wound me up like a cheap watch!
Look back thru your history, could it have been the gabapentin? I didn't realize my insomnia was caused by my gab until my last dose increase then it was very apparent that gabapentin was the culprit. I've Fibromyalgia and just can't take much gab any more, way too hyper on the stuff. pledge may be right about the trazadone, if you've not already tried it.
Wish you ZZZZZZZZ's,
homar, I'm glad you wrote in, and know you came to the right place for advice. I too take Gagapentin, but Lamictal for a mood stabilizer. I too, struggled with severe insomnia, and your just not the same if you don't get enough sleep. Some sleeping meds. help you fall asleep, and others help you fall asleep, and stay asleep. I tried them all in a desperate attempt for some sleep. Right now, I'm on one that is actually working, for me, anyways. It's Doxepin. Just food for thought. I hope you find something that works soon. We just get a tad bit irritable, don't we Lol, we we miss our sleep. best of luck, ruth
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