help...have doc appointment to try to get sleep meds straight

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by yourtroubl, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. yourtroubl

    yourtroubl New Member

    I tried Ambien last night. It did not work. Had the opposite effect. I have been waking up every hour on the hour for months now.

    I just cant take it anymore. I take Klonopin already. Lunesta works the opposite same as Ambien. Seroquel makes me sleep but with hangover.

    Suggestions for staying asleep. I fall asleep very easily and then wake often.
  2. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Have you tried the muscle relaxer Zanaflex? It is very sedating.

    I take it a few hours before bedtime. I like it better than anything that I have tried.


    Hugs,
    Janet
  3. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    It gives me 6 hours of uninteruppted stage 4 sleep,Linda
  4. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I take Restoril and it works well for me. (I've also had the "reverse affect" with sleep meds but not with this one.) BUT now I find that it's very physically addictive so I'm not sure I would do it again. Another thing, if your doctor does prescribe something that works for you, since you fall asleep but can't stay asleep like me, have him prescribe a lower dose of med to take when you wake up at night. That's how I take the 15 mgs of Restoril.

    Have you tried 5-HTP?

    Marta