Re: Oxycontin WD and NO sleep
hi and welcome to the boards. Congratulations on your decision to stop using. Whatever the reason. Yes, the dreaded sleep thing!!! I hated that part! Melatonin. It's over the counter, all natural, inexpensive, and best of all, its effective. I take 3mg at bedtime. It makes me sleepy, but not in a groggy daragging my feet kind of way. Since melatonin is the chemical that our brains produce naturally to induce sleep, I never feel like I took anything the next morning. (and I am a single mother of a 15 month old so i have to be on my toes.)
I hope this gives you a little bit of relief. Try to remember that opiates mess with the cemical component of the brain in a pretty crappy way, so you've been used to sleeping with them for a long time. It's natural for your body to take it's old sweet time getting back to its normal way of functioning.
Again, congratulations, and hang in there. Sleep will come.
OH, I had to take 6mg when withdrawling for sleep. I weigh 145 lbs and I'm 5'9". So adjust accordingly! Swet dreams!