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Old 07-08-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I think this definitely umbrellas benadryl. <<8. Sleeping aids (Nonbenzodiazepine sedative-hypnotics)>>

I currently take benzos or over the counter sleep aides and have memory loss after the pill for an hour or two if I don't go straight to sleep. I can only imagine how much worse this will be in later years.
Why not make changes now? I was taking 1/2mg Lorazepam for a while and when a friend sent me a note about memory issues, I was OFF it in a flash. Found other stuff that works. I'll deal with OA but want my mind to function to my end.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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Yep....the truth is out there....its just being hidden somehow from everyone.

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No it's not...just from people with their heads in the sand.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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This is a serious issue and IF I knew of a drug I take and one of the complications is memory loss I would sure be searching for alternatives to the drug(s).
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
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Why not make changes now? I was taking 1/2mg Lorazepam for a while and when a friend sent me a note about memory issues, I was OFF it in a flash. Found other stuff that works. I'll deal with OA but want my mind to function to my end.
I do get off them, the longest was 10 months. I always go back. It is sad. What can I take for sleep or anxiety? Wine sometimes bloats me and doesn't digest well. So I rarely indulge.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I do get off them, the longest was 10 months. I always go back. It is sad. What can I take for sleep or anxiety? Wine sometimes bloats me and doesn't digest well. So I rarely indulge.
My good friend drinks a glass of wine in the evening...only small glass. She says it puts her to sleep pretty good. I don't drink wine anymore. I'll send you what I take and you can work with it as we are all different and some or all could help you. I'm getting ready for sleep here now and about to take my 9:30 stuff that gets my body ready for sleep. I'm older and bedtime is by 10:30 for me.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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My good friend drinks a glass of wine in the evening...only small glass. She says it puts her to sleep pretty good. I don't drink wine anymore. I'll send you what I take and you can work with it as we are all different and some or all could help you. I'm getting ready for sleep here now and about to take my 9:30 stuff that gets my body ready for sleep. I'm older and bedtime is by 10:30 for me.
Please send info to me too.
Thanks
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Old Yesterday, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I do get off them, the longest was 10 months. I always go back. It is sad. What can I take for sleep or anxiety? Wine sometimes bloats me and doesn't digest well. So I rarely indulge.
Exercise and meditation.

Don't hammer me, I'm not a proponent of "alternative medicine." But at my doctor's urging, I did wean myself off lorazepam, and I really believe that my memory is better. I still forget things, but not as much as I used to when I was taking lorazepam.

And I have found that exercise and meditation help with sleep and anxiety.
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Exercise and meditation.

Don't hammer me, I'm not a proponent of "alternative medicine." But at my doctor's urging, I did wean myself off lorazepam, and I really believe that my memory is better. I still forget things, but not as much as I used to when I was taking lorazepam.

And I have found that exercise and meditation help with sleep and anxiety.
Good for you! Benzos are not really intended for long term use...and if prescribed for anxiety you don't mention that it is still an issue so apparently you don't need it now anyway.
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Old Yesterday, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Exercise and meditation.

Don't hammer me, I'm not a proponent of "alternative medicine." But at my doctor's urging, I did wean myself off lorazepam, and I really believe that my memory is better. I still forget things, but not as much as I used to when I was taking lorazepam.

And I have found that exercise and meditation help with sleep and anxiety.
Won't hammer you but meditation is VERY alternative. Good for you. I've been doing it for years. Most days anyway. And nothing wrong with alternative medicine!!!! More would benefit as I see it overall.
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Old Today, 07:10 AM
 
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Won't hammer you but meditation is VERY alternative. Good for you. I've been doing it for years. Most days anyway. And nothing wrong with alternative medicine!!!! More would benefit as I see it overall.
It is interesting I take lorazepam and it is the only drug I take. I have taken it for more than 10 years and have a very good memory. Though I do take it sparingly. Maybe 1x per week. .5 mg. I use it for sleep but I am hoping I can start using Marijuana.

I actually just came here to rant and I was going to start my own thread. Why can't people remember anything? I am working with someone over the age of 60 and he is insanely unable to remember anything.

Last week we all met and his job was to find out if we changed the amount we had on a budget where would it be coming from. He finally responds and tells us we are changing the amount but doesn't address where it is coming from. OMG.. this is like the 10th time we have asked this question. I feel like going to his wife and telling her she needs to purchase long term care insurance right now because he is about 5 years from a nursing home.

Every person over a certain age is this way! It is horrible. But younger people CAN remember. I reject the idea it is natural. It wasn't like this when I was a kid. My grandma was sharp as a tack.
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