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linky123
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I'm exhausted, been going on 2-4 hours of sleep for years.

Klonopin almost killed me, so I have shied away from taking anything for the past few years.

Have tried all the herbals, and melatonin to no avail.

Looking for something non-addictive that works.

Any suggestions?

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Xyrem works really well for me

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I second Trazodone
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tricia386
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Trazodone and natural kava kava

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Love, love Lunesta. Sleep like a normal person!
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Lunesta was good. It made me sleep as good as Ambien CR, but it did quickly start lowering my immune level. It's a side effect, just be aware.

I have thankfully been off Rx sleep pills for a few months and am so relieved. Still have some trouble getting and staying asleep, but not bad.

I take 5-HTP with supper, and then before bedtime 3 grams of l-glycine (Had originally used Glysom, but it is much cheaper buying l-glycine. It's the same thing.), Nature Made Melatonin Plus (which also contains l-theanine, and a couple herbs in low dose), and a Wild Jujube Complex pill, and an extra 5mg dosage of melatonin (separately).

This seems to be working pretty well right now. The extra melatonin was added recently, and that seems to be working better than adding Valerian. But I still add valerian if I'm still having trouble.

I know, it sounds like a lot, but I like this better than the pharma sleep meds. But even with the Ambien, I still had to add most of the above or the Ambien wouldn't work very well.

I have found 5-HTP to work better than tryptophan. If I remember correctly, the body has to convert the tryptophan to 5-HTP before it can cross the blood brain barrier.

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Sorry, I think I posted on the wrong "sleep" thread. I guess I will copy this to the other one, too.
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Neurontin for REM sleep (it doesn't put you to sleep, just puts you into a deep sleep) and Lunesta.

Ambien gave me horrible nightmares, won't touch it again. Klonopin worked great for anxiety but never really helped with sleep.

Lunesta did the trick. I started taking it when I had my last crash in 2013 and insomnia kicked in hard. I just stopped taking it about three weeks ago. The first 10 days or so were horrible while I adjusted but then went on Vicodin so have been sleeping well but not sure if the Vicodin is masking the withdrawal or still have insomnia.

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25mg benadryl and if that's not enough, another 25mg will do it. Both OTC and Rx.
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