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Postby Kj » Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:49 pm

Valerian is a nice natual sleeping tablet also there is a tea you can get called sleepytime tea which is really good I have used that and t works and the great thing is it is natual you can get it at coles in the health food section
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Postby Janine » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:52 pm

I guess you've tried relaxation / meditation to calm your mind, so you're not lying there thinking about stuff over and over all night?
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Postby jezza » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:44 am

I was prescribed Stilnox when I was having HUGE problems with a family member.Long story but I couldn't sleep for weeks. It worked like a treat...fast working and woke up fresh as a daisy. It got me through.My GP said it worked differently to other sleep meds and thats why you didn't feel groggy.

Yes ..Stilnox...the one that has been getting all the publicity lately with ppl binge eating in the night, doing their housework.phoning ppl at all hours and not remembering anything! It goes under the name of Ambien in the States and lots of the American chat ladies take it.

I googled it Ambien+sleepwalking and got a real fright.

Luckily I don't need it any more. I have an active job and go for long walks and I usually sleep well. I try not to think of anything when I first go to bed otherwise the mind starts racing and won't stop.

Oh and I also have earplugs and a sleeping mask. hubby says its like sleeping with Zorro! I remind him that lots of film stars wear them!

Probably haven't helped but just thought I'd add to the discussion.

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Postby Janette » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:42 am

Hi Kelly,
There is nothing worse than not being able to sleep. I was sleep deprived for 7 weeks leading up to my mastectomies.
Once it was over I slept like a log.

I hope you start to get some sleep soon without having to take something.
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Postby Kj » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:22 am

I have the same problem I take Restavit its an over the counter sleeping tab . sometimes I only use half I dont take it too late because I feel a bit groggy next day. but i have taken it at 10ish and slept like a babe... just ask your pharmasist they will help you... we need our rest thats for sure..
good luck let us know how you go..
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Postby yowyow » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:43 am

Hi Kelly, I had so much trouble going to sleep at night when I was having Chemo' (not during the day)
So I did start on Tamazipan. I also let myself run out and went cold turkey and spend days cursing
myself, I still have trouble falling asleep but once gone I dont wake up.

My brother uses a natural sleeping helper Vanergan (I think spell ???) and it must work as his
girlfriend wont let him take one after midnight as she cant get him off to work in the morning.

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Sleep - Help!

Postby sedgymum » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:07 am

Since December when I was told I had to have bilateral mastectomies, I have had to use sleeping pills to sleep. Sleeping has never ever been an issue for me.

Recently I cut the dose by half, still had the required effect. Now I have run out and decided it was time to go cold turkey. I haven't slept AT ALL in the last 3 days. Surely I will get so tired that I will just crash. I have good bedtime habits - just lay awake all night. As you can imagine I am now exhausted.

Any ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks Kelly
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