I suffered from a pretty bad heart attack about 4 weeks ago and they put in 5 stints. My whole life I have had to deal with poor sleeping habits and I need Sleep in order to deal with my heart disease rehab. At one time many years ago I was prescribed 5mg Valium. It is the only thing that has worked for me but the Dr. would not allow me to continue. I have tried several non narcotic since the heart attack and none of them work.
I'm 72 and could not care less if I become "dependent" on a drug that will allow me deep sleep. Why can't I make a case with my Dr. to use this drug. Before anyone shares that patients who take benzodiazepines become immune to the drug after time, I found out from my Pharmacist that dependency is not always a side effect.