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Old 10-26-2007, 09:33 AM
 
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I think sleeping pills are addictive. I have used them for years but would like to stop using them. The reason for taking the pills (death in the family), was long ago, but I am now addicted to them. I have tried many times to stop using them but have always gone back because I could not fall asleep without them. I have reduced by dozes. What can I do?
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Melatonin is a natural sleep aid. At night melatonin is produced to help our bodies regulate sleep. You can buy this over the counter and ask the pharmacist what amount you should take. I have not personally tried this but have several friends that swear by it. It would be worth a try!!
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:51 AM
 
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I took ambien for a while, and once in a while still do. you can taper off, or use benadryl to help you get off them. there is a new sleeping pill that is melatonin. i tried it but it didn't work. you have to take a lot of melatonin for it to work. I always use half of a benadryl because a whole one makes me to groggy and dry.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Melatonin is a natural sleep aid. At night melatonin is produced to help our bodies regulate sleep. You can buy this over the counter and ask the pharmacist what amount you should take. I have not personally tried this but have several friends that swear by it. It would be worth a try!!
It worsk good IF taken on an empty stomach. Make sure you get the vegeterian kind as the other ones are synthesized from cow vomit. Men under 40 should not take it on a regular basis. Also, melatonin is in many foods like soy, milk, and veggies. Melatonin is not a long term solution.

Jesseka, it is now a "new" sleeping pill. It's a natural sleep aid that's been around for at least 20 years.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: on an island
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It worsk good IF taken on an empty stomach. Make sure you get the vegeterian kind as the other ones are synthesized from cow vomit. Men under 40 should not take it on a regular basis. Also, melatonin is in many foods like soy, milk, and veggies. Melatonin is not a long term solution.

Jesseka, it is now a "new" sleeping pill. It's a natural sleep aid that's been around for at least 20 years.
Melatonin is a substance found, to some degree, in all living creatures.
I've been using melatonin off/on for years, as needed.
I never take the full dosage, let alone more. Just a little bit works for me.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:20 AM
 
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groove, I am not talking about melatonin, but a new sleeping aid that is only through a through prescription and is derived from melatonin. But if you are talking about this, then it is older than I thought. Just that my doctor said that it was new, and it didn't work for me. He said it works for some; not others. But you have to keep taking it for it to really work, and I don't want to take something that you have to take every night.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: on an island
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groove, I am not talking about melatonin, but a new sleeping aid that is only through a through prescription and is derived from melatonin. But if you are talking about this, then it is older than I thought. Just that my doctor said that it was new, and it didn't work for me. He said it works for some; not others. But you have to keep taking it for it to really work, and I don't want to take something that you have to take every night.
Jessaka
Is this what you are talking about?
Ramelteon/Rozeram
They have those goofy ads with President Lincoln and a beaver talking about how "your dreams miss you."
I don't blame you for not wanting to take something every night, I'd feel the same way, although supposedly:
Ramelteon has not been shown to produce dependence and has shown no potential for abuse, and the withdrawal and rebound insomnia that is typical with other GABA modulators is not present in ramelteon. It is currently the only non-scheduled prescription drug for the treatment of insomnia available in the United States.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: California
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goodtype,try this method,NewageRedneck and I feel this is the best way to go to sleep,simple and easy.My friend who took sleeping pills,tried it for the first time,she slept all night without taking her sleeping pills.
Here is the thread
http://www.city-data.com/forum/healt...od-health.html
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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Valerian is an ancient sleep aid.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:01 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Valerian is an ancient sleep aid.
Yes, I had a neighbor who made tincture of Valerian, and now you can buy it just as you can get St John's Wort, etc.
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