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Old 09-06-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
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Red face depending on sleep pills

i've been taking 2 sleeping pills every night for the past 4yrs and can't stop and sleep without them.My husband thinks i stopped but i didn't.I buy then at the pharmacy,the generic of the Unisom.I'm in a bad mood every morning,is it from the sleep pills?And can i damage my liver?I'm 25 yrs old.I'm afraid to go to the doctor.Please advice..............

 
Old 09-07-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: depending on sleep pills

Sorry that i don't have an answer for you, but if you want a non habit forming alternative try melatonin. It wont help the addiction but will help you get some sleep. Take 3mg minimum. I'm in a hurry or i would explain more..

 
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Old 09-07-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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Re: depending on sleep pills

Kitty,
Try a sleep clinic. You could have lack of oxygen or sleep apnea..... Can you look up sleep clinic's in your area. Might be a good start.
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Old 09-07-2004, 04:45 PM   #4
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Re: depending on sleep pills

Unisom is also diphenhydramine 50mg AKA Bendryl. Unisom is also another antihistamine ingredient besides diphenhydramine. I can't remember the name of it though right now.

I would say it is still better than taking RX drugs vs OTC.

Take care.

 
Old 09-08-2004, 01:39 AM   #5
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Re: depending on sleep pills

Be careful of melatonin. Please read up on it first. There are precautions to it. If you are asthmatic, for instance, you should NOT use it. Again, please read up on it first.

 
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