Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gymmbabe, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. gymmbabe

    gymmbabe New Member

    Good evening my friends,

    Well, went back to the sleep specialist today. NO apnea. However, I'm still not sleeping at night. He gave me a prescription for Restoril.

    I hope it works. I'm not happy about having to take another pill...but, if I don't sleep soon, I am going to have a breakdown (and it isn't going to be pretty).

    The Requip is working well. I was still having minor jerks and twitches, the doctor increased my dose. No more jerks/twitches...except when I feel really stressed out.

    Wishing everyone happy dreams tonight.


  2. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I take 15 mg of Restoril plus 25 mg of Benadryl most nights.
    It works well, however is not quick acting.

    I think it takes about 1 1/2 hr for it to put me tosleep. It is also great for anxiety the next day.
    I alternate with Ambien and the Benadryl.
    The drug info on Restoril says it has less chance of tolerance but I still rotate to Ambien every third night or so.
    I sleep as long as I can and get up feeling fine.
    You will probably
    like it better than Ambien but don't expect it to work fast. (it might be different for you??)
  3. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I was put on 15 mg Restoril 13 yrs ago because I was just not sleeping. My CFS doctor said that no healing can take place without sleep so I agreed to try it. It really did help me sleep and has pretty well ever since.

    Every now and then it stops working and I try something different but then it kicks in again and gives me a better sleep than I have had with any of the other drugs I have tried. (I tried more natural methods too but they just didn't do it for me.)

    I had to go up to 30 mg quite quickly but have stayed at that dose all these years.

  4. sisland

    sisland New Member

    Hi Dawn
    I have been taking it for along time! 30mg tablet about 1 hour before bed, It works really well for me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,No side affects that i can put my finger on! works better if you sleep by yourself !!....................Goodluck!
  5. gymmbabe

    gymmbabe New Member

    Thanks pvlady, pepper and sisland for responding. I took it last did take about 1-1/2 hours to work..although I felt a little loopy after 45 minutes.

    I still woke up a couple of times, but I hear that's normal for the first night or two.

    I'm glad its working for you! I hope that I have the same results. I am feeling pretty good these days, I know if I could just get some good sleep--I would be GREAT.

    Thanks again,

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