What helps you to sleep?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Beadlady, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I have a script for generic Ambien, but I have to really stretch this one out untli I can see my doctor on July 17th.

    I've tried melatonin (sp) but that doesn't work that great for me. I also drink sleepy time tea and that helps a little and I take a calicum, zinc & magnesium pill.

    Not sure what else over the counter to take.

    Any other ideas?
  2. fibromickster

    fibromickster New Member

    Ambien was horrible for me, however, you may be different. I would get up in the middle of the night 2 or 3 times and not be able to go back to sleep. Now i just take tramadol before bed and it works like a charm.
  3. isiselixir

    isiselixir New Member

    I have NO trouble sleeping these days but in the past I've tried Klonipin and Valium, Ambien gave me a headache. Sorry I know these aren't over the counter. Good Luck!
  4. nink

    nink New Member

    You might try benedryl ( the generic store brands are all diphenhydramine)
  5. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I'm taking Calms forte, Klonopin, Dalmane & L-tryptophane. I begin the night with l/2 Klonopin and one tryptophane, & then wake up, and take another l/2 Klonopin, tryptophane & Dalmane to get me thru the night.

    I order tryptophane online. Used to take it back in the 80's when I didn't need an RX and loved it.

    Sleep is so critical for us.