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Old 08-27-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question Sleep problems - what meds do you take?

Does anyone here have problems sleeping? If so, what are you taking for it? If not directly for it, are other meds, like SSRIs helping?

My latest symptom is suddenly, since last Friday, I cannot sleep through the night. Prior to having any problems, I took an OTC sleep med (tylenolPM without tylenol usually) and I could sleep fine. Now I take this and all it helps me do is fall asleep, but a few hours later, I then wake up every hour, go back to sleep very lightly for a bit, and then wake up again - ALL NIGHT LONG!

I have yet to be officially diagnosed, as I see the neuro a week from tomorrow, but are any other MAV folk (or related experiencing trouble sleeping?) I am not especially anxious but maybe the chemicals in my body (or central nervous system) is going so crazy that this too is a symptom?

Would love to know what you are taking, what works, and what works by accident (meaning you were prescribed it for something else, but it makes you sleep.) I thought I read that xanax helped someone with sleep??


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Old 08-27-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: Sleep problems - what meds do you take?

During the worst period of my anxiety I slept only 2-3 hours a day. I was prescribed SSRIs but before they kicked in I was told to take diazepam before going to bed. It helped me to sleep relatively well through the night.

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:34 AM   #3
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Re: Sleep problems - what meds do you take?

I had horrible sleepless nights for so long!!!! I am on 3 migraine preventatives, but I think the one that is helping my sleep is the Nortriptalyne. I am on 75mg. I go to bed between 9:30 and 10:30 every night and sleep throught the night until about 6:30-7:00am.....this is even on weekends!!! I only wake 1ce a night to use the restroom but then I go right back to sleep.This truly is a miracle for me to actually be sleeping. I don't know about you, but bed time was beginning to actually be a point of anxiety for me. I knew I had to sleep, and yet I would fall asleep for about 1-2 hours and then wake up.

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