Insomnia

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  1. vincent

    vincent Senior member

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    I have been having a very hard time sleeping.

    Have any of you suffered from insomnia and how did overcome it??

    thanks
     
  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Yes. Pills, sold to me as "medium-strength". Sorry, can't remember the brand. If it's bad, don't hesitate to see Doc. I did, unecessarily.
     
  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    have since I was 8 or 9.

    Try Calms Forte.

    Then over the counter.

    Then Ambien or Ambien CR.

    Sonesta's s'posed to be good, and I just got some Seroquel to try.

    I love trying new drugs!
     
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    denning Senior member

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    Last year in January in my first year of law school I went through a period where I overextended myself with volunteering and such, and began experiencing insomnia. After 2 weeks of only getting 2 or 3 hours of sleep a night I saw my doctor who gave me Zopiclone. I only used them every so often and just tried to rearrange my schedule so that I could fully relax before going to bed. It eventually got better.
     
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    tiger02 Militarist

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    For a milder touch, Tylenol PM knocks me out when I'm having trouble sleeping. 1-2x a week, I'd say.

    Tom
     
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    Considering it's spring, Benadryl may be effective on two fronts.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    I have been having a very hard time sleeping.

    Have any of you suffered from insomnia and how did overcome it??

    thanks


    Check your diet. Check exercise before bed. Review stressors. Don't medicate over any of these.
     
  8. greg_atlanta

    greg_atlanta Senior member

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    Do you drink caffeine at all? If so, only drink in the morning, never drink for lunch, dinner, etc.
     
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    shellshock Forum Mascot

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    sleepy time extra! (it's tea)
     
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    javyn Senior member

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    I've had good luck with a rooibos tisane, more relaxing than chamomille to me.
     
  11. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Smoke a joint and put on a movie, you'll be out in no time and have the best night of sleep of your life.
     
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    dusty Senior member

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    A dose of vitamin Q:

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    This probably isn't the best solution though, as I usually feel all loopy and cold medicine-y the next day.
     
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    mrpologuy Senior member

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    I had a dream a few times that I had insomnia. It was horrible.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Use that regularly and it will jack up your sleep before long. At least it does for me. Not worth it.
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    A sharp blow to the cranium.

    koji
     

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