What does everyone think of this one in comparison to: Ambien (worked for 2 weeks and then stopped), Ambien CR (never worked and took it four nights), Rozarem (currently using it, 10 nights, probably 85% effective) The Ambien and Rozarem gives me a terrible headache the next am and I'm quite grumpy ... not sure if it's just me or if these meds do this. I had posted a question about asking the doc to give me more Serax (oxazepam) as I had taken that post-narcotic withdrawl-twice (two different times) and I slept like a baby on it ... but someone had said they didn't feel it was the best choice for insomnia and recommended temazepam (Restoril) ... thoughts/suggestions? Thanks ;) You guys have all been so very helpful to me through all of this!!
Temazepam should work for you if Serax (oxazepam) worked as they are both in the same family of drugs. Temazepam is specifically for sleep. It has been used in the hospitals as a sleeper for years. You may still feel a bit of "hangover" or grogginess the next day-some people do and some dont. Do not drink any alcohol for 24-48 hours after taking this medication. This medication can make you much more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. Never take it the same day you have been drinking!
Did you say what dose of Temazepam? For adults you can range between 15-30 mg. If you got Ambien to work for 2 weeks, you did a lot better than I did. I think the only reason Ambien works is that people think it will work (placebo effect). Restoril or Temazepam is a tride and tested drug with a great track record. Has a long half-life and the best sleepers have half-lives of 12 to 18 hours or more. I also take Clonazepam intermittently and if I don't take it too often (build up tolerance) it is deeply relaxing and helps immensely with sleep. I take .25 mg Clonazepam but .5 is a common adult dose. Don't know anything about Serax.
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