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NumbskullNNumbskull Posts: 1,526
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Sleep Problems
out there, or is it just me... My bag of tricks is depleted for trying to get to sleep, thanks to this new pain I've been experiencing... sure gets lonely here at 4 am. Hope this means though, that everyone is sleeping tight and dreaming sweet dreams....
APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own


  • Have you tried the simple stuff? I know I tend to think that i need a prescription for everything these days. But I have found that Advil or Tylenol PM works very well to get a good nights sleep. I know some people still use a shot of cough medicine or antihistimine to get a few good hours sleep once in a while.

    Check with your doctor if you are taking other meds. And you need to watch the total intake of the ingredients. Hope you can find something that helps.
  • Oh, med wise, I take zopiclone for sleep, not all the time, but even then, sometimes it just doesn't do it's magic. If that doesn't work I try gravol, but that wasn't helping either, or any of my other non-medicinal tricks... sometimes I just can't sleep... usually happens at least once a week or so, mostly anxiety based. The OTC "pm" meds never did anything for me sleep wise, even before all this.
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • Have you tried Valerian root caps and Melatonin together?
    I had been taking Klonopin for years to help me sleep.
    My sisters Doctor put her on Valerian and Melatonin and it worked wonders for her. I tried it and it has worked wonders for me too! No more Klonopin!
    Take a 500 Valarin cap early in the afternoon and at bedtime take the Melatonin. I can(almost) guarentee you will get a wonderful nights sleep!
    I have had trouble sleeping for years and this all natural combo is the best thing I have found to help me. Taken seperatly they do not work for me but combined they work wonders.
    Best of luck to you.
    Cheers :H
    Patsy W.
  • Trying OTC medications in conjunction with other prescription medications should be run past your prescribing doctor first. Just because a medication or supplement is OTC, doesn't make it a risk free product.


    Spine Health Moderator
  • Ditto with herbal remedies. There are some herbal remedies that interact with prescription medications. Valerian is one of them.
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