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goku
sust
i cant sleep on sust for nearly a month test E an C im ok on but sust no chance i need sleeping pills then i dont sleep right...
goku
May 25, 2015
thanks only with an online bought facebook sust chemtech any other im ok .

Sgersch
Axiron
I am using Axiron and feel like I am on speed. I take Oxycodone for back pain. I took both twice today as prescribed and feel wired with no chance of sleep.

EnglishRose
Oxybutynin has made me like a zombie - can't go to sleep
I took Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets, 5 mg., a while back but it made me feel really sick - flulike. Incontinence and what seems like constant peeing made me reconsider it three days ago, and I started taking it - one in morning and one at night. Now I haven't been able to sleep for almost 24 hours. My body knows it's tired, but the insomnia is stronger. Will discontinue and ask my doctor if there's a substitute that doesn't have this side affect.

leahaxo
I need help figuring out what drug my ex boyfriend was truly on
my family and I had noticed that he would spend a lot of time in the bathroom (stomach problems) he' d claim but it got to where there were sores on his face that had never been there before. His mother has serious heart problems and he uses that as an excuse to me and his work often till last weekend he was acting odd and when we stopped at the store because he wasn't feeling good, I went through his book bag which he carried around with him constantly and found a sunglass case I almost didn't open it but when I did I found a pipe straws,Qtips, and a lighter. I waited until he took me home and for him to notice it was missing. According to his story he told his employement that he had a problem with percocets and they laid him off for a week after he failed a test for oxy. My mom knows the guy he works for an due to confidentialty he couldn't tell her much but that she should go with her gut an keep me away from him. Idk he wont tell me the truth and Im afraid that it'll end up killing him. his face has cleared up so much but I know he is lying to me. Can anyone help???

LenPat
Insomnia and MSM
I have found MSM very helpful with skin conditions, but it seems to cause insomnia.
Dean
January 28, 2015
Try not to take it close to bedtime. In winter it is hard to get vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D is important for proper sleep.

Margaret
Benadryl and tachycardia
For a year now, since I entered menopause, I would wake up in hot flashes, and not be able to get back to sleep. After other 'sleep hygiene' measures were tried, the desperation increased, and on the advice of a girlfriend, decided to try Benadryl. So every night, the ritual was to brush teeth, take a Benadryl, and read for an hour until I started feeling it take effect. I'd sleep for at least 4 hours at a stretch, something I hadn't done in months!

So in the past 3 months, I'd wake up at about 4 a.m. with both a hot flash and a pounding heart. I thought it was just the effect of the estrogen drop, and didn't make much of it. Until this week. Several times over three days, my heart would continue to pound 'in my ears' when I lay down, and my resting pulse was always over 90 (where before it was in the 50's and early 60's). Again, I thought 'oh, I'm just anxious' or 'oh, I did too much exercise' ---I walk 3-5 miles 6 days a week and have for years.

Finally, yesterday, I felt a sense of doom and a heaviness in my chest I'd never felt before. I have no health issues, so I thought that was mighty strange. I took my pulse and at rest, sitting in my sofa, it was 122 and pounding. Not irregular, though, thank goodness. This was at 10 a.m.

To make a long story short, I went to the ER. They were very concerned, and took a short history, and hooked me up to monitor, took blood work, and several EKG's. Within a couple of hours, the determination was that there was nothing wrong with me, EXCEPT taking too much Benadryl for too long, and I was advised never to take it again.

Even tonight, 36 hours later, I feel better. It's been almost 48 hours since my last Benadryl. The doctor gave me a 5 day prescription for Zoplicone, but I've yet to take it.

One thing she said that stuck with me? 'When you get something like hot flashes that interfere with sleep, treat THAT and not the insomnia. The sleep will come if you treat the thing interfering with your sleep, whether it's hormone imbalance, anxiety, or something wrong with you otherwise. So, treat the hot flashes. Go on hormone replacement, or do something like SSRI's which are noted to reduce them'.

Makes sense. That's where I'm headed next week. To talk to my FD about hormone replacement. I need to sleep.
Corrie
January 5, 2015
Try Red Clover - Walmart

Healthy Jack
acupuncture and back pain
I've been a chronic back pain sufferer with episodes so severe I'm knocked to the floor - and out of commission for 3-4 weeks. BUT I have discovered that a combination of naproxen, a muscle relaxant (Western medicine) and 2-3 acupuncture sessions (Eastern / complimentary medicine) cut my recovery time to one week.

Jade W
Insomnia and Sodium Benzoate (Hypokalemia, Imminoglycinuria, Hyperglycinuria, Glycine Enceph)
I had insomnia prior to taking Benzoate, usually treated with Doxymine 25mg and Diazepam 5mg. Have been taking 12g of Benzoate for 5 days and get 0 hours sleep on Doxymine 50mg and Diazepam 10mg. I have been instructed to take Benzoate 4g, 3 x per day, but I'm wondering whether altering how the 12g is taken during the day may be able to alleviate the increased insomnia at all. Would 8mg at night with lots of hydration (and 4mg during the day) help cleanse the kidneys of glycine while sleeping? Or could 8mg in morning and 4mg at lunch, help moderate the increased insomnia? It is possible that 12g of Benzoate may increase insomnia regardless of any changes in administering. I have a very low protein diet to help not exaccerbate excessive glycine levels due to renal tubular issues.

Nancy246
Insomnia
I have been on loxapine for three weeks and am having insomnia and feel as if getting manic.

Joe
Complera vs Atripla
I took atripla for almost 2 years had the worst dreams and couldn't sleep and depression, switched to complera now all the same a little less depression but increase in noise sensitivity an racing heart beat in my dreams like I am running a marathon

Medications for Insomnia

2,588,660 discussions
Xanax
497,938 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Withdrawal, Panic
Other names: Alprazolam, Xanax XR, Niravam, Alprozolam, Xanor
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.0
Diazepam
348,077 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Withdrawal, Addiction, Depression*, Insomnia
Other names: Valium, Mogadon, Valrelease, Diastat, Stesolid
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.0
Valium
324,526 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Withdrawal, Depression*, Insomnia, Panic Attacks
Other names: Diazepam, Mogadon, Diastat, Valrelease, Antenex
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.5
Benadryl
316,338 discussions
Taken for: Allergies, Itching, Hives, Insomnia, Rash
Other names: Unisom, Anti Histamine, Allergy Medicine, Diphenhydramine HCl, Simply Sleep
Method of use: Injection, Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.5
Klonopin
261,646 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia
Other names: Clonazepam, Rivotril, Clorazepam, Klonopin Wafer, Clonotril
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.0
Lexapro
236,518 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Pain*, Insomnia*
Other names: Escitalopram, Cipralex, Sipralexa, Nexito, Esertia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
0.0
Melatonin
220,592 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia, Not Sleeping, Cancer*, Autism*
Other names: Melatonin (With B6), Calcium-Melatonin
Method of use: Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
4.0
Ativan
193,781 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia*
Other names: Lorazepam, Lorazepam Intensol, Tranqipam, Lorazep, Lopam
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.0
Ambien
180,403 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia, Anxiety*, Addiction*, Not Sleeping, Withdrawal*
Other names: Zolpidem, Ambien CR, Stillnox, Stilnoct, Edluar
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Trazodone
79,091 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia*, Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Not Sleeping
Other names: Desyrel, Oleptro, Molipaxin, Oleptro ER, Desyrel Dividose
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5

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