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sleep aids and pain meds....

inafixiinafix Posts: 158
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Sleep Problems
I know y'all are going to tell me to talk to my dr about this which I will next Fri. BUT I am on 20mg Percocet 10mg flexril. I can't sleep at night. I have been falling asleep between 3:30 and 5:30 AM and sleeping until noon to one PM. I need to get back to more normal sleeping hours. Do any of you take sleep aids and pain pills at bed time? I have some Lunesta 3mg left but it doesn't really help. Last night I took one 4 hours after my pain meds and finally went to sleep. I felt safe at that point but was wondering what everyone else was doing. I have skipped the pain and muscle meds to try to sleep with just the Lunesta and still didn't sleep and had that bedtime pain to boot.


thoughts? what is safe..

TIA
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  • Early on the Perc and flex would knock me out but now at 6 weeks post-op I feel like I'm going nuts at night cause I can't sleep. My kids start school on Monday so I was hoping to get back to a normal schedule. Thanks for the input I will talk to my doc about it.
  • Early on the Perc and flex would knock me out but now at 6 weeks post-op I feel like I'm going nuts at night cause I can't sleep. My kids start school on Monday so I was hoping to get back to a normal schedule. Thanks for the input I will talk to my doc about it.
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  • :) yes! you should talk to your doctor. everyone is so different. i take a pain pill with my sleeping medication every night. this is under a doc's supervision. so check it out and if you get the ok you are set. Jenny :)
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    Best advise to follow...

    My doctor said it was ok for me to take
    Ambien 10mg at night and that was with Zanaflex 4mg also.(bedtime - 11:00-12:00pm)
    I would also be taking Oxycontin 20mg around 08:00pm.

    But everyone is different
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Lunesta is a fantastic drug for sleep. I have taken it before and it has never let me down. I don't need it anymore as now I am taking my pain medicine that covers the realm of sleep really well. I take Avinza and about the only side effect it gives me is excellent sleep.
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  • Lunesta does nothing for me...... :o


    I want some Ambien CR. I'm doing much better with melatonin and altering my schedule a bit. I hope y'all are sleeping well.
  • im the other way around no to the ambien working and yea to lunesta its starting to slack off workin a bit though patsy
  • I some how feel that herbs are better than getting addicted to medicines for sleep. I take herbal tea which gets me good sleep. This is very natural and no side effects too.
  • Try taking sleeping pill on a empty tummy.
  • If you take sleeping pill.. and stay up,watch TV or read etc.
    I have found you lose the effect.
    Try going right to bed and shutting eyes, 1 minute after taking..
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