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Old 07-27-2005, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am done with this no sleep at best I am getting maybe 3 hours.. HUGE problem ..taking a gravol before bed was helping but no more..went through all the herbal teas as well now that was a joke.. Insomnia for me when pregnant is a massive issue towards the end, but I need to do something! I cannot function like this ...what have you taken thats worked for you? its gotten progressivly worse each pregnancy.

no lectures please ..not in the mood I know I dont have any alternative but meds right now this is my 9th child so I have had many pregnant years :LOL to find a "natural" cure and there are none for me..

Ideas before I go most welcomed.. does anyone know if any prescription sleep meds are safe in preg?
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I haven't tried it yet. I got an herbal blend with several sleep inducing herbs (mostly flowers) and its been helping the last two nights.

My mw said that Unisom and Tylenol PM are safe for pregnancy if I really needed them.

Its about balance, you need to sleep and taking a small risk to allow you to sleep is totally worth it, IMO

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Have you tried skullcap or passionflower tinctures? those might help you!

I myself have used Tylenol PM at times during this pg and last. unisom is also supposed to be ok if you need an OTC.

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yep, the only ones i know about are unisom and tylenol pm - hope they can help you out!
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I don't have bad sleeping issues while pregnant, but in the past I have taken Tylenol PM on occasion and it helped quite a bit. Didn't make me groggy the next day or anything.

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i have a lot of sleeping problems with this preg. (actually in Dec.) and my dr. said Tylenol PM is OK to take.
hope you get some sleep soon!
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I've taken tylenol PM and also Benadryl - which is safe in pregnancy... it's a double bonus for me cause it helped w/ allergies and helped me sleep at night.

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Thanks guys! dh went to the pharmacy today and the pharmacist reccomended a generic OTC.. and it appears to basically be the same ingredients as benadryl.. I do not have allergies, so I dont take benadryl but here is hoping it works!

This no sleep thing is ruining me!
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I have also found that only a half of a tylenol PM is usually enough for me to feel more relaxed and sleep better. I think i may get some today as I have been waking up feeling like I have been run over by a truck. Grouchy, tired and sore.

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