Originally Posted by katherinezuels
I had awful insonmia at different points - and tried the tylenol PM remedy - I had the worst night of my life.
Restless leg syndrom for hours and hours, sobbing even from the way my body felt - crawling and aching, it was Awful.
I soooo feel for you! It's terrible! Although, I will take it sometimes if I go right to bed and think I'll fall asleep, but if I don't then ugh.... Also, the phernagen (sp?) for the nausea... When I was pregnant I was given that (had it before a few times and had the restless legs), and I had to pace the floor for hours!
Actually, don't know if I addressed this in this thread, but I've been having horrible coughing and vomiting (from the cough, not nausea). We've narrowed it down to probably GERD (reflux), but the drug I was initially given affects dopamine (involved with Restless Legs), and my jaw was almost entirely locked-up and I looked like I had some serious defect. It was so scary! I'll be addressing this issue with a neurologist, as well. And, looking into it further in regards to use of antihistimines for DS if he need them, a not uncommon need in our area. I also brought up the issue of dopamine issues causing the coughing, but we're going to look into that after we've exhausted other possibilities.
I'll still take it myself, as I'm kind of in a bad cyle anyway (like taking antibiotics), but DS... I don't think so!
Oh, katherinezuels, if you look through my old posts you can find one on sleep aids (possibly listed specifically as Ambien). Both my sister and I have had really weird reactions to that medication. You might want to see that thread if you're still investigating sleep aids. And, I know some people advocate melatonin, but aside from any issues with depression, I've read that it really only works well for people with big time changes such as a shift change or jet lag, but adds only about 30 minutes to sleep for people without any big time change. This reminds me to try my new delta sleep
CD I received for Christmas....
Here's the link to the thread on sleeping, in which my Ambien posts appear, along with some other advice. That's where I heard about the delta sleep
CD I've since received. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=568605