I feel that I've tried about every thing to help me sleep over the past few years, speciffically the past few months since ambien has just stopped working for me. I asked my doctor yesterday on a home visit to straighten my pain meds out, "what is the most bizarre thing you've ever prescribed someone for sleep?"...he just laughed. Since we have tried so many things, he ended up giving me restoril...which isn't "bizarre" at all actually...I remember giving it to my patients on night shift before ambien became so popular. I was wondering if it works well for anyone? I already take ativan and and I know it's another benzo...so I asked if he thought it would really work. I took it last night and I finally got to sleep at 2am, but woke up so sleepy this am.
Last week, since I take soma during the day, I asked if I could try a big dose of zanaflex at night only...all that did was make me hallucinate (nothing major)...but didn't work. I just threw it in my unused medicine basket.
I'm just so disappointed...I think I need to see a physiotrist (sp?) to help me with relaxation techniques as I think I psych myself out before I ever lay down on the pillow.
Anyway, any luck with restoril or any suggestions? thanks