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Sleep Medication?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So I am not sleeping because I keep worrying about stuff (finances, our future etc.) Is there something I can take to help me sleep?
post #2 of 7
At the risk of appearing as if I'm giving any type of medical advice, have you tried diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Simply Sleep, Tylenol PM, etc) as a temporary fix until you can seek medical advice from a professional?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I posted in the health section yesterday. I am going to try Melatonin. I have to call my GYN about my BC prescription, so I will see if they can offer advice.

I have a regular Doc but I haven't seen her yet. So its not like I can call the office for advice. Something they won't do over the phone.
post #4 of 7
what has worked for me:

ambien---especially ambien CR and lunesta.

remember, they are habit forming (just b/c you like the sleep you get when you take them).

Melatonin seems to make me depressed.

good luck
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by elf View Post
what has worked for me:

ambien---especially ambien CR and lunesta.

remember, they are habit forming (just b/c you like the sleep you get when you take them).

Melatonin seems to make me depressed.

good luck
I can recommend ambien too. Melatonin didn't help me at all. There are other drugs that are not habit forming. You might want to consider these.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ambien works, but its my husbands prescription. I go to my Doc in a couple of weeks I will ask her for my own prescription.
post #7 of 7
Try drinking herbal teas that have natural sleep aids.
And dont eat right before bed.
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