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#1 lorka150

 
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:29 PM

i fall asleep no problem
throughout the night, i wake up about 10 times.

i sweat through my peejays about four times.
i pee about 20.

i go to bed around 12:30.
wake up at 7ish, unrested.

i'm dead ALL day.

this has been going on for months and i can't take it anymore.

i've tried melatonic and valerian - they are only temporary.

i think i should try to get a prescription. does anyone take anything?
thanks.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:42 PM

Ambien has worked great for me! However, if you need to get up several times in the middle of the night to pee, you may be in big trouble. I don't know that I could've made it to the bathroom a few hours after taking the Ambien.

I've also tried tizanadine (I don't know what the brand name is) and that had slightly less of an effect, meaning I could have made it to the bathroom without falling over. It gave me a hangover though, not a bad one, but still a little too much for my liking.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:44 PM

Thanks so much :)

I honestly am at the point where I would willingly pee my bed or buy diapers just to have a good sleep. :lol:
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:52 PM

:unsure: Don't buy Depends... Ummm... A "friend" tried that and they don't work so well... :unsure:
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:10 PM

To each his own, because I didn't like Ambien AT ALL! It didn't help me sleep at all, and I think it gave me very odd dreams. I also know people who were on Ambien and did some WEIRD things (almost as if they were drunk or on drugs).

I take Trazodone. Works like a charm for me.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:11 PM

Do I just ask my doctor for it?
Sorry, I never get medication. And is it casein and rice free?
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:17 PM

I've been on & off of Ambien for a few years....Dr. tells me it's menopause years where I have insomnia. ...anyway I never really dream when I am taking it...don't know why...but I do have food cravings right before it "kicks' in. I find myself having snacks before bedtime; rooting around the kitchen drinking milk and looking for something to eat. Something I would not normallly do without Ambien. And I will have little or no memory of doing this.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:33 PM

I take Ambien and I take it just before I climb into bed. The only thing with Ambien is that you should not take it if you cannot allow 8 hours for sleep. I wake up if my dog decides she has to go out and I also wake up if my kidneys becken. Because of the groggy side affects I also make sure that I allow myself 2 hours to become fully awake before I get in a car to drive.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:38 PM

I come from a long line of insomniacs and have not slept well, without drugs, for 15 years. :blink: I have taken Seroquel to sleep for about 3 years now. 100 mg - I don't even know what seroquel is, actually, it was given to me during my manic days (how I miss those) and in a much higher dose. Lauren mentioned Trazadone and that worked well for me also. You might also inquire about clonazepam - that is fantastic for sleeping but is a benzodiazapene so harder to get and rather addictive, though I did wean myself off of it without a problem.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:42 PM

I take Ambien, have not had any problems. I know it's gluten-free, not sure about lactose or rice tho.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:48 PM

About ambien, you know all the new studies about sleep eating and sleep driving from ambien.,..
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:08 PM

About ambien, you know all the new studies about sleep eating and sleep driving from ambien.,..


Yeah, but I lost 50 lbs in the past year :D so obviusly it's not happening to me!!

I think, like with most things, it can effect different people in differen ways and the sleep eaters/drivers are a rare occurance.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 02:59 PM

Don't take Lunesta. Bad Bad Bad.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:19 PM

Don't take Lunesta. Bad Bad Bad.

WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS ON YOU WITH LUNESTA. I HAVE BEEN TAKING A VERY SMALL DOSE OF AMBIAN. HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT TRYING LUNESTA.
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:43 PM

i fall asleep no problem
throughout the night, i wake up about 10 times.

i sweat through my peejays about four times.
i pee about 20.

i go to bed around 12:30.
wake up at 7ish, unrested.

i'm dead ALL day.

this has been going on for months and i can't take it anymore.

i've tried melatonic and valerian - they are only temporary.

i think i should try to get a prescription. does anyone take anything?
thanks.

The peeing makes me wonder if you have been checked for diabetes? Also, if you have been eating mostly protein and not much carbohydrates, it will cause insomnia. Just throwing out some ideas... tea, even decaf makes me pee like crazy at night. You also could have an irritable bladder. Also, have you tried melatonin? Some people I know swear by it. When I have those bouts, I eat some fruit or something like a rice cake and take a whopping dose of Benadryl. I use that stuff like crazy. The doctor told me it is one of the safest things to take. (I hate meds) :)
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