Starting to get desperate
So I have had trouble sleeping since I was a child. I did see a therapist, and thought I grew out of it once I was done with that. I had no problems for a few years. Starting about 2 years ago I started having the sleeping problems again. I just cannot fall asleep. I started taking tylenol PM, and took 2 a night. That helped for quite some time. Then I think I became immune to them. So, I started taking 2 1/2 some nights, and then sometimes 3. I would start with 2, and wake up and just keep taking more until it knocked me out. Last week I reached a breaking point, and barely slept the whole week. Even with 3 1/2 tylenol PM, I still could not fall asleep. The day after I took all of those I was completely out of it, I had an irregular heartbeat, and felt dizzy. I was afraid I overdosed. I decided to stop the tylenol PM, and bought Melatonin tablets. I have seen my doctor twice about this and she doesn't do anything. She tells me that I am doing something wrong before I go to bed, and thats the extent of it. I am starting to get very desperate to just sleep already. Does anyone have any suggestions on any natural medicines? I really don't want to get a prescription drug because I'm afraid I'll never be able to be off of it.