I've wrestled with insomnia on and off since high school. It's almost always anxiety-related and I've tried everything from Tylenol PM and Benadryl to Lunesta and Ambien . Even with the Lunesta and Ambien, sometimes they work, but sometimes they don't and my mind is able to fight them off. I've learned to live insomnia and like I said, sometimes I'll fall asleep and sometimes I won't. I'm getting married in a few months and really want to be able to have guaranteed sleep the night before the wedding. I already know it's likely I'll have insomnia since I'll be so keyed up. For this one night, are there any drugs out there that can literally "knock you out"? Again, I'm not looking for something long-term or that would be used habitually, but just something really strong that could be used one time? Thanks so much!
The issue isnt the sleep, its the anxiety. However, because that can take years. I have been an insomniac my whole life. I just would take like 10 benedryl. You cant OD on it. Really anything stronger that "knocks you out", you are likely to be groggy and puffy-eyed for your wedding.
I would suggest a 3 milligram melatonin tablet taken 20 minutes before bedtime. I have had insomnia most of my life and have tried different remedies. Also, drink a cup of chamomile tea. The chamomile tea will help with the anxiety as well as help you to sleep. Congratulations on your wedding!
I've recently been getting panic attacks. I take paxil 20mg. My dr has doubled it but now after about two weeks of this dosage I'm getting some insomnia. This is just a temporary side effect until i get fully acclimated to the higher dosage.This happened to me almost 4 years ago when I had quit and gone back to starting paxil again. Anyway this time my Dr prescribed to me propranolol. This is a good medication to help lower your blood pressure and helps reduce your anxiety. Most people with anxiety usually have a borderline high blood pressure. I would ask your dr and see if you can try it. It's not expensive it cost me 10 dollars for 60. I'm also taking lunesta for about a week then weening myself off and go back to melatonin. But propranolol does help me relax and sleep a little easier.
Hi, i know this is an old post, i've just come across it, and for the sake of other members seeking the same help, i just wanted to second the suggestion of Melatonin, but i would start taking it a week or 2 before the wedding, and you must follow instructions about blacking out your bedroom for it to work properly. Secondly, i have found relief with Zopiclone, at the highest prescribed dose, and again i would start taking this before the wedding, but maybe just for a few days. I hope it all went well!
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