Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by otrcollectors, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. otrcollectors

    otrcollectors Member

    I am taking sleeping pills. Why won't they work? Does fibromyalgia work against the sleeping pill?
  2. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    I think most if not all of us have sleeping troubles and we have to keep trying different products to see what works best. Also, I've read from several knowledgeable FM doctors that you have to rotate them.

    Personally I've tried ambien and it basically stopped working for me but I hated the drugged feeling afterwards. I take tylenol PM every so often and will get about 6 to 8 hrs. undisturbed the first night but the 2nd not so much.

    I now take peaceful nights from Prohealth most nights. And every so often add a sublingual melatonin.

    Good luck
  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I've found that antihistamines work well for me. I take Benadryl or Waldryl an hour before bed and it helps me go to sleep. Sometimes I take a small amount later on (after 4 hours) if I wake up and have to take something for pain.

    I use the children's melt away tablets. That way I can regulate the dosage. GB66
  4. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    and I do adjust the dosage at times too. I certainly like it better than Lynsetta.