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Insomnia (or wikt:sleeplessness) is most often defined by an individual's report of sleeping difficulties. While the term is som...
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HELP WITH NERVE PAIN
| johnson4272013
I had a menigenomia brain tumor removed in 2014. Here we are in 2016 and I have TEMPORAL NERVE ISSUE. I am going to see a nerosurgon to see if and what he can do to get my life back. I am 35 and laying in bed resting isn't me, I am a veteran of the Army, mom to 3 great kids, wife and mother to 16 fur babies. So laying down in pain because it hurts to breath and hurts to move. What treatment have you found helpful? Gabapentin is a NO GO, Lyrica is also a NO GO, and I am taking alieve. lost down from 125 to 110 and 3 sizes. Can't eat it hurts, can't sleep it hurts, breath or walk hurts, can someone help me??

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He takes ultracet for back pain 4 times a day. He is told to switch from klonopin .05 mg 3 at night TO loreazapam .05 three times a day. He is also taking 25mg seroquel,15mgmirtzapine and rozerm nighttime and klonopin night for sleep . He tried taking loreazapam. 05 noon and 1 at 4 pn than 1 bedtime. He woke up and had to tske 2 .05 klonopin. Seems like 2 much medications and loreazapam he took 3 previous night but had to tske 2 .05 klonpin no sleep. He needs help. Any suggestions

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Try low dose Tramadol with one Paracetamol it worked for me
| Geraldine C
I spent 9 days in hospital with Pleurisy/Pneumonia and the pain was not under control also I was unable to sleep. I was taking 2 Paracetamol and 2 Ibroprofen all topped up with Oramorph supposedly on demand. Then I was offered one Paracetamol with one 50mg Tramadol. Immediately I felt relief and was able to sleep for short periods of time. This combination of Paracetamol with Tramadol helped me to heal over the next two weeks. I had no side effects and no problems coming off Tramadol just reduced them one at a time as the pain reduced replacing with Paracetamol and Ibroprofen when necessary.

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Lunesta causes vertigo
| Charchar4656
You I got a job where I work overnight two different nights and I had trouble sleeping once I was out those two nights so I went to my doctor and he gave me Lunesta to try and sleep the night after taking it four five days I ended up with such vertigo that the room was spinning so bad it felt like I was in the middle of a hurricane I was actually hanging onto Furniture because it felt like my entire body was going with the room I ended up in the ER the next day because I couldn't even walk every time I tried to get up I would fall over there they gave me something called antivert it's been 4 days since then I'm starting to get better but I'm still have dizziness in my head I can't get up out of bed in the morning without the dizziness actually knocking me over I stopped taking the Lunesta I took the last time I took it was the night that everything started it started actually about 11 o'clock that day and eventually got worse and worse and worse through the whole night I took the Lunesta cause I thought it would help me sleep through the whole thing because I had no idea what caused it now that was the last time that I took it since I looked it up on the internet because the doctor asked me if there was anything I took different and I forgot about the Lunesta since I'm not taking it I'm gradually getting better

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How gabapentin side effects has adversely affected me!
| Sea1cindy
Gabapentin 600 mg 2x per day. For chronic back pain. My experience is one time I completely ran out of medication and in three days I was suicidal and could not get out of bed, I was extremely depressed and had no energy. It wasn't until after a week I realized it was going cold turkey on gabapentin. I resume taking the drug because I was not aware of all the other at first effects. Following is my most recent experience with gabapentin.

While taking this medication I've always felt like my brain was in a fog. when I would try to interact with another person my ability to converse was always impaired. I had a kind of spacey feeling like I'm not all there. I never felt connected emotionally or intellectually. Pretty much that's all I was experiencing at least that I was aware of. However that spacing feeling was almost debilitating. I admittedly confess that not taking the gabapentin regularly or routinely. About three weeks ago I started experiencing what I would try to describe as a feeling of ' SEA LEGS' ( it was like I had been on a ship for several hours and then going to back to land you still feel like you're on a ship) also I felt extremely heavy like lead was poured through my body from the waist down. But what brought me to actually going out and Google gabapentin side effects was I became extremely weak especially from the hips down I noticed when I would pick something up it appeared to be 10 times heavier than it ever was before.
I also had ;
a mild case of nausea.
Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
Depression
Lack of motivation
Extreme weakness in (mostly my legs) and arms
Feeling tired but not sleepy
Inability to communicate effectively (fog)
Unable to coordinate my thoughts
Inappropriate aggressive reactions to others
Impatience losing my temper easily
Overreactive emotions
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Three days ago I consciously and deliberately reduced my dosage to 300 mg a day and plan to quit completely in five more days .
Currently I'm taking 200mg. magnesium about every hour or so and Epsom salts bath in the evening. It has helped (though not completely) with the emotions and brain fog. However the muscle weakness still exist, mild nausea and inability to sleep soundly.


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bad dizziness made me stop using it.
| elarisse
I have been using 100 mg coenzyme q10 and it gave me dizziness and insomnia. also some times I had headaches and breathing was hard for me. especially at nights the light distrubed my eyes.

although these problems, I find it improved my brain capacity, I should be able to study till night by giving myself fully and I loved the energy it gaved to me and the urge of feeling being able to do anything was really good.

I'm going to stop using it tomorrow, and see how my study performance will go, than if I need it again, I will use 30 mg dosage. If any advice someone has, pretty please give it to me.

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IS ITCHING AND SLEEPLESSNES EXPECTED?
| SHERRIEMCCORMICK
I HAD BEEN ON ELAVIL 30 MG PER DAY FOR YEARS. IT WAS GIVEN BECAUSE OF MID BACK PAIN AND SPAS MS AND WORKED GREAT HAVENT HAD THAT FOR AWHILE AND JUST DONT WANT TO TAKE TOO MUCH MEDICATION AS,I GET OLDER I AM 63 WELL I WEANED OFF AND NOW HAVE NOT HAD ANY FOR 2 OR 3 WEEKS. I HAVE SEVERE ITCHING, CANT SLEEP, HOT FLASHES AGAIN. heeby jeebies, IS THIS TO BE EXPECTED? FOR HOW LONG?

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Safe to take long term
| Linda1958.lh
Hi am a 26 year old male currently been suffering insomnia for all my life was wondering if taking zopiclone long term is ok or are there better treatment options out there also having loss of appetite

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paraoxeteine and Zopiclone
| Mystical No More
I have on aropax (paraoxeteine) for depression and anxiety and zopiclone for insomnia. I dont find that zopiclone is a great sleeping tablet, however after perservering every night for nearly 2 weeks, its seemed that i do now get a few more hours of sleep. It does not appeared to have affected my depression and i am now reasonably happy with it. I am very soon going to have to stop taking it, but hoping for another week then I will slowly go off of the medication.

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Use all three of the above mentioned drugs!!!
| joseph jay
I have been using parnate ((tranylcypromine) 10 mg 4per day and have some insomnia, .Ativan helps but is mainly for anxiety.
Will probably have to start using AMBEIN , dislike this drug as you feel drugged the next day.

Medications for Insomnia

Ambien
214,702 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia, Anxiety*, Addiction*, Sleep Disorders, Withdrawal Symptoms*
Other names: Zolpidem, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnoct, Stillnox
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.8
Satisfaction
2.0
Helpfulness
Melatonin
269,174 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Cancer*, Autism*
Other names: Melatonex, Melatonin (With B6), Calcium-Melatonin, Melatin
Method of use: Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
3.6
Satisfaction
4.2
Helpfulness
Xanax
611,291 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms, Panic Attacks, Insomnia*
Other names: Alprazolam, Xanax XR, Niravam, Xanor, Alprozolam
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.9
Satisfaction
1.8
Helpfulness
Benadryl
370,169 discussions
Taken for: Allergy, Itching, Hives, Rash, Insomnia
Other names: Unisom, Anti Histamine, Allergy Medicine, Diphenhydramine HCl, Simply Sleep
Method of use: Injection, Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.7
Satisfaction
2.6
Helpfulness
Trazodone
101,748 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia*, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Sleep Disorders
Other names: Desyrel, Oleptro, Molipaxin, Oleptro ER, Desyrel Dividose
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
2.7
Helpfulness
Klonopin
314,467 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia
Other names: Clonazepam, Rivotril, Clorazepam, Clonotril, Klonopin Wafer
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
4.0
Satisfaction
1.8
Helpfulness
Valium
375,757 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Depression*, Insomnia, Panic Attacks
Other names: Diazepam, Mogadon, Diastat, Valrelease, Antenex
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.9
Satisfaction
1.4
Helpfulness
Ativan
234,878 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia*
Other names: Lorazepam, Lorazepam Intensol, Tranqipam, Lorazep, Aripax
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
4.0
Satisfaction
1.7
Helpfulness
Lexapro
286,784 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
3.5
Satisfaction
1.8
Helpfulness
Medical Marijuana
350,306 discussions
Taken for: Pain*, Nausea*, Anxiety*, Insomnia*, Vomiting*
Other names:
*Off Label
4.2
Satisfaction
5.0
Helpfulness
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