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Old 10-11-2017, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Blackout curtains in the bedroom and melatonin.

LOL. If that was all it took, there would be no need for Ambien.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:53 PM
 
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I've had problems with sleeping for years off and on. I took ambien for about 4 years or so. I gradually weened off of it by taking smaller amounts and less often.

I had tried other prescribed sleep aids, but none really worked other than ambien. I had few side affects, but I really wanted to stop using it.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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Start lowering the doses and see what happens. You need to ween yourself off of these sleeping pills. You realize you have a problem. Talk to medical professionals.
Get off of Ambien! I was on it for years and found out how many doctors DO NOT RX it - It shuts down your brain. I was cooking in the middle of the night on ambien. A neighbor would go outside and walk around under the influence.

I know a young gal who lost a large part of her short term memory cause of Ambien.

Try hypnotism, melatonin. Find out if you have restless leg syndrome, that is my problem. Dang doctor just past out Ambien like m&m's.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:39 PM
 
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LOL. If that was all it took, there would be no need for Ambien.
Some people just cut to the chase and go with a pharmaceutical, without even trying a natural or OTC. There probably isn't a need for Ambien, anyway, when other remedies are available. A good many of them have been listed here.

What works for one person may not work for another, I understand that. Blackout curtains and melatonin work for me and I posted in case they might work for someone else.

My father took Calm. It worked for him, after years of OTCs. Left him feeling logy, though.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Some people just cut to the chase and go with a pharmaceutical, without even trying a natural or OTC. There probably isn't a need for Ambien, anyway, when other remedies are available. A good many of them have been listed here.

What works for one person may not work for another, I understand that. Blackout curtains and melatonin work for me and I posted in case they might work for someone else.

My father took Calm. It worked for him, after years of OTCs. Left him feeling logy, though.
I so agree with you, do you mean Calms Forte' for sleep, I use two every night with my combo of sleep supports which includes melatonin, Gaba, Inositol and some times Lemon Balm. One fact I've found over years of research one needs to start on their "stuff" a good hr before they want to hit the pillow.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:22 AM
 
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I so agree with you, do you mean Calms Forte' for sleep, I use two every night with my combo of sleep supports which includes melatonin, Gaba, Inositol and some times Lemon Balm. One fact I've found over years of research one needs to start on their "stuff" a good hr before they want to hit the pillow.
Yes, Calms Forte is what I meant, I thought about that afterwards. And yes, I have found that it is a good idea to take melatonin or whatever about 40 minutes to an hour before sleeping, to let it work into the system.

One of the dirty little secrets of the pharma industry is that their "medications" are often taken from nature in the first place, with a molecule or two altered so that the medication can be patented. Usually is it that "alteration" that causes the side effects. Now, what I've just said may be over-simplified, but that's it in a nutshell.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I can take a Flexeril during the day, and it won't slow my roll one bit.
I can see where if you took it everyday you would become immune to the effects. I take it only two days per week and it knocks me out.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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I can see where if you took it everyday you would become immune to the effects. I take it only two days per week and it knocks me out.
I take maybe one per week. Of course, vicoden and similar stuff makes my clean house. I get super energetic, as long as it suppresses the pain.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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I forgot to mention, antihistamine, like Benadryl, will help you sleep as well. I get bit up like crazy during the gardening months and take the Sams Club brand when I get bit and can't stop scratching. I noticed when I was at the store last time, a sleep aid they sell has the exact same ingredients as this antihistamine. One of the sleep aid pills has what 2 of the antihistamine pills has, and if wanted to try, it's cheaper.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I forgot to mention, antihistamine, like Benadryl, will help you sleep as well. I get bit up like crazy during the gardening months and take the Sams Club brand when I get bit and can't stop scratching. I noticed when I was at the store last time, a sleep aid they sell has the exact same ingredients as this antihistamine. One of the sleep aid pills has what 2 of the antihistamine pills has, and if wanted to try, it's cheaper.
Benadryl keeps me awake. Any otc stuff that says may make you sleepy keeps me awake.

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