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#16 plantime

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:35 PM

I have problems getting to sleep and staying asleep. My doc put me on Lexapro. It works, I get deeper sleep, but I find that I am drowsy all the time. I only sleep for 6 hours, then I am wide awake for 6 hours, then I need to sleep for a few more hours, and so the cycle goes. Fortunately, I am a stay-home mom, so I can take that nap during the day. I just find it frustrating that at the age of 40, I can't stay awake all day!
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:22 PM

Granny,

I just found your post tonight. the info about Ambien came from
clan thompson.com.

Hi Judy,
It is amazing how easy it is to miss a post--I totally understand. I did continue to take the Ambian since I was going thru a really stressful time. I am sleeping better but still have problems with the D. Sometimes I wonder if it will ever get better but then I remember how much I've improved and I'm grateful.
I have a lot of depression and anxiety and really have to fight the tendancy to sit on my "pitty pot". Thanks for the info. Granny
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:41 PM

before i go to sleep and when i am in bed i listen to harry potter on tape and have been doing that since the books came out. I can recite them all and for a challenge i started listening to them in spanish. I love it because it is familiar and the brittish accent it very soothing. Something that is familiar to you like a book or a celiac disease could help you fall aslepp easily
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:54 PM

Hello all....my celiac daughter was plagued by insomnia the first two weeks away at college and melatonin did the trick...just one (i think 3mg) tablet....from a local drug store and 20 minutes later zzzzzzzzzzzzz! She compares it to the feeling she has going under sedation (too many med. tests). She also suffers severe headaches and lo and behold her neuro suggested melatonin since he just read a report of a study where when taken each night there was a reduction in the number of headaches. Not sure if it is helping the headaches but she is able to fall asleep easily, even in a noisy res hall. It is natural and has no side effects and does not leave you drowsy in the AM like some of the OTC meds.
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Posted 29 September 2004 - 06:41 PM

Try Acupuncture. Works great (the needles are really thin; inserted shallow)Also helps with stress.
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:17 AM

:o AMBIEN CONTAINS WHEAT STARCH??????????????????????????
Please let me know how you found this out!!!! Suzanne
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:53 AM

:D Aloha,
Just got off the phone w/sanofi they said they can now verify that Ambien is made w/corn or potatoe starch and never did have wheat starch!
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:45 AM

Hi everyone,

I am also having a problem with sleep. My thyroids are OK.
I used to take Ambien until I found out that it contains
wheat starch. ..

http://homepage.mac....c/GFmedlist.pdf
Ambien is on this list for gluten free meds. Just thought you might want to check it out :)
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 11:27 PM

I have poor sleep too. It takes me forever to fall asleep(at least an hour)..Some night I can sit up FOREVER..others I cant keep awake. During the day I am always tired, regardless of how much sleep I get. I dont think I've had more than 5 hours sleep in a while now..I toss and turn a lot. Oh, and quite a few times I've never thrown up in my sleep (THE MOST scary feeling in the world--waking up in an instant ready to throw up :blink: )..
And if I REALLY cant sleep and I need to, I listen to the song "Breathing" by Lifehouse on repeat. Puts me to sleep pretty quick ;)
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Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:12 AM

Ambien is gluten free. It does not have wheat starch. I confirmed this by calling the company.
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 08:01 PM

Hi my name is Melanie and after 16 months of being sick I finally got a diagnosis of celiac disease..I have I believe been Gluten free now since dec 04 yet I am still feeling just as poor as I did before..I now am unablt to sleep..I am up usually till about 3 am and then I am up early with my six year old..I have been told about Gluten withdrawls, but how true is that. I have a panic disorder and my Dr, who is suppose to be the specialist is unaware of medication I can take? I read here you can havd Ativan? She also gave me ambien, now is that gluten-free or not?

I am at a loss and would just love to calm my nerves and sleep so any help would be great..



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Posted 22 January 2005 - 04:04 AM

hi melanie---i do know that paxil is gluten-free--i was taking it when i went gluten-free--that was 3 1/2 yrs ago--at the time i couldnt get the panic under control--i was taking 40 mg and they usually start you out at 5 mg---give it time--some of us do take longer to feel better--you have only been gluten-free now for close to 7 weeks, you may beone who needs longer-----i also found that i had to severely limit my soy intake--soy was keeping me awake at night and i was also suffering joint pain again--the soy issue with me started last summer, but you may want to try limiting it now and see what happens---no soy flour, no MSG, be very careful about tuna, when packed in water, it is usually vegetable broth made with soy and it makes me sick--hydrolized is usually soy--beleive me, its hard to stay away from soy too, but you may feel better---now, soy lecthin doesnt bother me :P i can still have that occasional candy bar i think i need :lol: --i just know that soy makes me sleepless and the joint pain gets unbearable-------also--are you making sure you arent getting any gluten--are you checking ingreds in your shampoo, bath soaps, and lotions--make-up too--you can get glutened from these products--in your eyes in the shower or mouth, on your hands and touching your food----so much to remember huh----keep at it--feel better--deb
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Posted 22 January 2005 - 11:57 PM

I did not know that soy was part of the problem with sleeping. I react to it as well. Don't think I have gotten into anything lately, yet here I am at almost 3a.m. reading a message board. It is encouraging, though, to see how many others find themselves up at these rediculous hours. I saw back a few posts that someone was having trouble with cal-mag tablets. Me too. The doctor has me on mag sulfate injections. They seem to help. They are not an easy shot, but adding lidocaine to the injection and using an insulin needle limits the discomfort. It does help with the sleep, so I think I will go take one now. I had not even thought of it tonight.
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 07:45 PM

After one and a half years of being gluten and dairy free I am
still unable to get a good night's sleep. After reading your postings
I am going to try to not eat soy for several days. Do you think
one week would be enough time? I only slept good one night
this week. I do have my elderly mother on my mind because
she is not good, caught the flu in the nursing home even though
she had a flu shot.

I'm amazed at how many foods contain soy, husband is shocked.
Does anyone know of any publications that can link soy with
sleeplessness?

Thanks for this discussion. I don't know what I would do without
this board...
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Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:26 AM

:) well all---i have finally come to a conclusion-------i moved to long island on christmas day ;) yes, christmas day--i decided it was time for me to get on with my life and i loaded the car and went--i have been here now for 1 month--my man is here, so that helps so very much, i found this really nice apartment in a house with a very good family in a nice neighborhood, after 4 days here i found a wonderful fulltime job, making more an hour starting then i did after 4 yrs on a job in michigan and no--the wages arent higher here, i just had an angel watching over me when i applied for this job---in mich i worked at a gas/convience store and was under so much stress--working alone is not my type of job, especially at a gas station--i live so close to the ocean---i am so relaxed here--i grew up in michigan, i have 5 children and 6 grand children and yes i miss them, but i can honestly say, mich was killing me------i am gluten-free, corn and soy limited--now, my headaches have stopped after coming here and finally--i am sleeping nights---stress everyone, even with our food intolerances under control most of the time--the stress of everday life is as bad as the intolerances--i love it here, i love my job and i love my man--my angels are watching over me and all is good in my world--not that i dont miss my family, i do, so very much--but this was the change i needed to get better and i thank god i was gutsy enough to move on with my life--sometimes it is so much more then the intolerances or i guess we need to add stress as an intolerance--the hardest one to overcome :lol: :lol: :lol: that's me :lol: :lol: :lol: deb
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We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!


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