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Old 12-23-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Which meds work best to help sleep. Trazadone or quietiapine fumarate ? One of the side effects of quietiapine is weight gain (10 lbs in 6 weeks).
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My mom has been on trazadone for over 20 years. As far as I know she has no side effects.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Why not look into some meds that are intended specifically for sleep, instead of antidepressants and antipsychotics that are prescribed off-label for it?

I've taken Ambien for over 10 years and have had no ill effects from it at all. There are risks when you take -any- mind-altering drug. I wouldn't take an antipsychotic, unless I was psychotic.

There's also Lunestra, and if you don't want to go the prescription route, there's Sominex, which is just diphenhydramine, which is also the main/active ingredient in benadryl.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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^^^ I agree. Try some cheap over the counter stuff first, and then head to the script. Ambien is not with it's side effects..so I'd use that as a last resort.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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^^^ I agree. Try some cheap over the counter stuff first, and then head to the script. Ambien is not with it's side effects..so I'd use that as a last resort.
I assume that you meant to say "not without side effects".
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Yeah Ambien's side effects can be pretty significant, and scary. But not everyone gets them, and they can be eliminated simply by not taking it anymore. The biggest "risk" in taking Ambien, is building a tolerance and dependency. However, for people who are chronic insomniacs, they're already dependent on meds to sleep, so dependency is a pretty pointless argument against it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I was on ambian & my doctor took me off it. It stopped working after awhile.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Anyone ever think of using natural remedies? I am shocked that people put toxins into their body without a thought.
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Because this is a thread about sleeping pills. There are other threads about natural methods for sleeping, and other threads about opinions on all sleeping methods. This one - is specifically about pills.

There are lots of ways to relax, imcurious. But people with chronic insomnia typically don't need to relax. And they typically don't even need to get tired. They need to fall asleep, and stay that way for 6-8 hours, and wake up not being exhausted.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I love my Temazepam! It makes me all snuggly and content.
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