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Old 11-15-2018, 10:54 PM   #1
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Can anyone share their experience or recommend other effective types?
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:50 PM   #2
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The only thing I can offer is that, with regard to melatonin, when I tried it... if I was going to have difficulty getting to sleep it didn't help. But it made me groggy the whole next day.
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:45 PM   #3
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Are you looking for something natural or prescribed? My sleep problems are pretty bad - I love my Ambien.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:54 PM   #4
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My pdoc has me taking 10 mg melatonin on top of my sleep meds for a sleep study, which I consented to. I just answer the same list of sleep-related questions whenever I see him. I think it helps keep me to sleep but does not get me to sleep. The Trazodone & Seroquel get me to sleep.

Before I got pregnant, I tapered off meds, used melatonin some for sleep, but I think valerian root worked better for me (it stinks to high heaven though). In the end, I combined them both (not recommended, just the only way I could sleep).

Ambien gave me panic attacks, and all the other classic prescription sleep meds from my PCP didn't do a thing. Benadryl never worked either.
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I occasionally use fast dissolving melatonin. I use the 3 milligram kind. It doesnít make me groggy. The only problem is that I have had trouble finding it. I found it several states away at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, but Iím sure you can order it online. My brother in law also had some extended release melatonin which worked pretty good. I have had no luck finding that in stores. He does not remember where he got it from. Maybe you would have more luck then me. I tried Zzquil one time and I had a bad night terror so I never took it again.
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I take .5 mg of risperdal, 5 mg of melatonin to sleep. I am also taking primadone for essential tremor. They all make me sleep. Melatonin leaves me groggy.
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*Melatonin with L-theanine
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*Aromatherapy-bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, lavender,Ylang Ylang

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