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  • 1How can I stop taking antidepressants and Sleep aids without getting sick?

    I have been on sleepaids and antidepressants for a long time and I dont want to be on them anymore I have tried to stop taking them and became very sick. I want these pills out of my system I feel like a zombie. Anyone got any ideas?

  • 2What is the danger of taking sleep aids for reasons other than sleeping?

    I took a sleeping pill called Alteril , to try to relax during the day . i ended up taking some xanax along with it .. and when bedtime came around 1 am , I was not tired at all . so I took two Benadryl and still was not tired . Im feeling very insecure right now. I feel like I hurt my body . please help me

  • 3I started taking Paxil two weeks ago and I want to stop. Will I get withdrawal symptoms if I stop now?

    I was prescribed Paxil 20mg for severe depression. I was told it was a safe drug and after looking up information on the drug, it doesn't seem that way. I've been on the medication for only 2 weeks. Will it be safe for me to get off of it since it hasn't been in my system for very long?

  • 4What are some natural sleep aids/methods?

    I myself have been diagnosed with chronic insomnia , relay hate sleeping sleeping pills so I was wondering if anyone knows natural remedies. I have tried as a calming tea before and it does not work . I ` m lactose intolerant so I can not make the stuff warm milk. During the day I'm very active and I do not drink any caffeine . Usually do not feel tired during the day , but I often fall asleep at 5 am and did not wake up until 12 or 1. I tried to get up at 8 or 9 and go about my day and I'm still fine. I just wanna go to sleep!

  • 5Sleep aids during early pregnancy?

    I have moderate insomnia , and I usually take something to sleep . Valerian normal nights , Unisom and environmental worse for very bad nights . Are any of them allowed in early pregnancy ? I will ask my doctor when I see her next week , but meanwhile , I would sleep a little ...

  • 6What are some good non narcotic sleep aids?

    I have a problem sleeping at night. I work full time so it should not be a problem. but for any reason whatsoever. I'm not taking any narcotic sleeping pills . Are there any good ? suggestions ? thank you

  • 7URGENT. My dad is diabetic, started taking meds 2 weeks ago, blood sugar is 2, should he stop taking them?

    Title He is eating normally , blood sugar too low , if you stop taking the drug ?

  • 8Taken Trazodone, Xanax, and over the counter sleep aids. What will work for me?

    I have a pretty colorful medical history as a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient, which involves depression, anxiety, and fibromyalgia, a combination that induces some serious insomnia. By serious insomnia, I mean sleep anxiety: major panic attacks, racing stressful thoughts, worrying about my health, distracted by joint pain, and getting myself so worked up about the stress of trying to get my much-needed sleep that it's even harder for me to relax and get to bed. I use Cymbalta, Seasonique, and blood thinners for my other health issues, which seem under control. But as for sleep, I've been on various sleep aiding medications for years trying to find the right fit, some of which I cant even remember. At first I tried more organic approaches like Melatonin, Chamomile tea, meditation, the usual. It had absolutely no effect on me. Then, the doctors gave me Trazodone as an anti-depressant and sleep aid all in one. It worked really well for a pretty long time, but after a while it just lost its effects altogether, and I didn't feel that upping the dosage would help. My doctors then suggested that maybe my insomnia may be better treated by treating its individual causes: anxiety and pain. For this, I was then prescribed Xanax once nightly as a sleep aid for the night time anxiety, as well as regular over-the-counter Ibuprofen PMs nightly for pain relief. This was amazing; it basically eliminated all the tension, running thoughts, and anxiety that used to keep me up until dawn. It also helped take my mind off the physical pain while the Ibuprofen was able to tone it down. It was just a great new feeling of finally not stressing about sleep. Sleep was no longer a dreaded chore, but a time to wind down, relax, and finally feel confident in my ability to sleep soundly. It was my wonder drug, and it changed my life. But, unfortunately, it seems I've started developing a tolerance to the Xanax. I've been taking it for a very long time, a year perhaps, and during that time I've gone from .5mg a night to 2-3mg, depending on how stressed or anxious I'm feeling at the time, and at this point I am unsure if this is healthy anymore. I just keep needing more and more mg's to achieve that mindset of relaxation that I need just to fall asleep. I feel like this dosage increase could escalate into some dangerous addictive territory, and I've read a lot about the consequences of benzo addiction and withdrawal. Is my dosage at a point of addiction or abuse or am I just paranoid? Is it time to find a new sleep aid for me? Preferably something like I had before; something that will just calm me down and help me get over this night time stress that keeps me up and will make me drowsy enough to sleep through it. Any ideas on more more anxiety-oriented sleep aids that aren't so addictive or tolerance building? I've never tired downright sleeping pills like Ambien or Lunesta, just drowse-inducing anti depressants and anti anxieties, but perhaps I should give the more general ones a try? Or would you say my current situation is still healthy? At this point, with school full fledged, I'm desperate. I NEED to sleep, and I NEED to be alert in the morning. My sleep is more important now than ever. I will be speaking with my doctor about this very soon, but I still wanted to ask for some fresh opinions on how I should approach this issue.

  • 9What is the best time to take natural herb sleep aids and which ones take the longest to work?

  • 10Nobody is taking me seriously I KNOW I am sick?

    Since childhood I have been plagued by chronic problems. I have had severe joint pain in my knees feel like my knees burned in flames. It gets worse , if I stand for long periods of time. As a child I was told it was growing pains , but never

  • 11Sick from lack of sleep?

    So I am feeling nauseated, and I no its from lack of sleep. I no prob the only thing that will help this problem is to get a good rest, but I am having to go to work in a little bit. Is there a solution that would help me feel better for work in a little bit? Thanks for the help

  • 12Antidepressants, Lexapro side effects if you decrease it or stop it?

    I've been on Lexapro for about 6 mo.s for depression. I don't notice a huge difference, I think it may have helped some. I still have the same anxiety. I started gaining weight, 10lbs so far, and don't want to keep taking it if I could do without it, as I take so much other medication. I hope to get off of much of it; try more natural things, and most are very expensive. I've heard of people taking it for a period. I hope I can find information here about how it feels to get off of it, or even if I reduce it to 5mg. I take 10mg now. What type of side effects, how severe, for how long. How long will I be a menace? Kidding. I have been pretty sensitive to getting on and off meds in the past, meaning I get side effects. I can tolerate it and 'get through it' if it's not too horrible. I forgot to take the Lexapro for a day or two in the beginning. when I was traveling. Boy did I have crying spells, which I've never had, and felt bad. I didn't make the connection until later.