Jump to content
CrazyBoards.org

Best Sleep med


Guest spiderman

Recommended Posts

Guest spiderman

I need something to take with my cymbalta. I read the post people replied to and will start taking that at night. But I sleep like poop and want to sleep better. I was using klonopin and still do use it but it doesn't get you to that sleep like ambien does. The problem with ambien is long term use. Anyone else have ideas? Someone I know took seroquel for lack of getting to sleep and staying asleep, but she hates it. It leaves her hungover and stuff. She still isn't getting to sleep at night only during the day. They also gave her amitryptiline and klonopin 1mg - of course at different trials. The klonopin didnt knock her out and the amitript left her body aching and stuff. She has MS also. I know lots of people use trazadone but it doesn't sound good for me given the hangover and time left in the body as I suffer from being tired during the day already. any ideas?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have you had a sleep study done by any chance?

You can't estimate what your side effects will be based on what other people have experienced.

Rozerom is being marketed on it's lack of side effects and addiction potential. It didn't do much for me. Long term, your best bet would be to figure out why you have trouble sleeping and fix that.

Have you tried melotonin?

Example: Melatonin 3 Mg 120 Capsir?t=crazyboards05-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00068U4PM

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been on Ambien for 4 years. It's not "FDA approved" for long term use, but that doesn't mean much. Except to some insurance companies (not mine, fortunately). Tolerance is not an issue for most people (I've pretty much always been on 10 mg, sometimes as little as 5 mg).

That said... it's not the best long-term (or short-term, IMO) option. Though I believe Ambien CR is FDA approved for long-term use (and I find it to be much gentler than that the immediate release formula). Benzos (including Klonopin) are definitely not a good solution at all. Tolerance (not to mention dependence) develop quickly.

As VE mentions, "your mileage may vary," so don't write off any med based solely on what someone else has experienced. Everyone reacts differently... especially depending on what other meds you are on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have been taking Ambien 10mg. for the last 10 years; every single day. It still works great and I have been unaware of any side affects. The great thing about Ambien is that it metabolizes in 4-5 hours; so it is out of your system.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

I have been taking Ambien 10mg. for the last 10 years; every single day. It still works great and I have been unaware of any side affects. The great thing about Ambien is that it metabolizes in 4-5 hours; so it is out of your system.

I've got to get this fucking Ambien shit! Is it more powerful than Restoril? Does it actually force you to go to sleep or just make you tired?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

i take anywhere between 50mg-100mg of seroquel and 15mg-30mg of restoril, if i take the restoril alone it really does nothing, but if i take too much seroquel it knocks me out and does give me a sleep hangover. but if i take a little of both it works pretty well for me.. the problem is ACTUALLY taking them because sometimes i hate sleep!! haha.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have been taking Ambien 10mg. for the last 10 years; every single day. It still works great and I have been unaware of any side affects. The great thing about Ambien is that it metabolizes in 4-5 hours; so it is out of your system.

I've got to get this fucking Ambien shit! Is it more powerful than Restoril? Does it actually force you to go to sleep or just make you tired?

Just because someone on an internet message board says they had no side effects with a drug doesn't mean it doesn't cause side effects. Ambien is linked to some severe side effects. You might want to do some more research before you make up your mind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nozinan?

What's that? I've never heard of it.

Actually, can I take that back? Not really a "clean" med, and probably best used as a last resort.

It's an old school AP, really knocks you out and could probably give you a hangover. I haven't taken it myself, but a friend is on it. She sleeps like a baby and it's hard to wake her up, but once she's out of bed she doesn't seem to have any problems.

It can cause weight gain, but not as bad as some other meds.

Oh, and melatonin makes me horribly depressed if I take it for more than one night. But it works great for some people.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh, and melatonin makes me horribly depressed if I take it for more than one night. But it works great for some people.

ooooh... I thought I was the only one who got depressed on melatonin. I also got disastrously vivid dreams on it, and no restful sleep.

I'm sticking to my Lunesta.... The metallic taste lets you know it's working!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

I need something to take with my cymbalta. I read the post people replied to and will start taking that at night. But I sleep like poop and want to sleep better. I was using klonopin and still do use it but it doesn't get you to that sleep like ambien does. The problem with ambien is long term use. Anyone else have ideas? Someone I know took seroquel for lack of getting to sleep and staying asleep, but she hates it. It leaves her hungover and stuff. She still isn't getting to sleep at night only during the day. They also gave her amitryptiline and klonopin 1mg - of course at different trials. The klonopin didnt knock her out and the amitript left her body aching and stuff. She has MS also. I know lots of people use trazadone but it doesn't sound good for me given the hangover and time left in the body as I suffer from being tired during the day already. any ideas?

I'm replying very late to this, but fwiw, I take 100 mg of traz and have no hangover---sometimes I even add 0.5 mg of xanax. I also take Detrol LA 4 mg, Topa 100 mg at night, so I'm pretty well medicated even without the traz. I would at least give it a try---it's the only drug that's really helped me sleep.

db

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Me too! Trazadone worked way better for me then anything else.

Trazodone worked well for me too in the past. Going to ask my NP to prescribe some on my next visit. Valerian works OK too if you want to go the herbal route, although it doesnt knock me out for the entire night. I would stay AWAY from benzos unless you are very agitated.

Miss. C.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

I take Restoril along with Klonopin and my Cymbalta at night and I sleep pretty well, except when the cat intentionally wakes me up for a 3 AM breakfast.

Tommy

I'm taking both Restoril (generic...) and Cymbalta - but I can't manage to stay asleep. I mix Cymbalta (30mg) with Lexapro (10mg) because the Cymbalta alone made me really anxious. I actually take the Cymbalta in the morning and the Lex at night. Have you had any issues with the Cymbalta making you feel jittery or anxious? I wonder if I shouldn't start taking it at night as well?? The Restoril doesn't help me either - but I haven't tried mixing with Klonopin (also didn't help me).

aligeof

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ambien 10's for better than a year. once or twice has there been a sleepwalk episode. still taking same dose but have tried to half it now and again. dependency is far better than the alternative for this old loon. dependency and addiction are, for me, not alike. depend on eye drops to keep glaucoma at bay. have been addicted to many chems and don't want to go there again.

ambien does not jam me up when i have to rise early. wish that i could find reason to do that daily. depression sucks flies off walls.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...