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Re: Sleeping better WITHOUT sedating meds Alara

Posted by bluedog on February 24, 2003, at 22:16:52

In reply to Re: Sleeping better WITHOUT sedating meds bluedog, posted by Alara on February 24, 2003, at 5:50:14

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> > Anyway, I still take my anti-anxiety meds like Valium and Valerian but because thay are long acting the latest I now take these meds is 2.00pm in the afternoon unless I know I don't have to get up the next day (like on the weekend). Also the latest I now take my magnesium supplements is around dinner time say between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. These small steps have assisted me in my daily struggle to get out of bed on workdays.
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> > There is NOWHERE enough evidence out there yet that taking melatonin supplements is actually safe (it's just another form of HRT really) NOT that the manufactures who are pushing these so called natural pills will ever let you know that.
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> Bluedog, have you tried Xanax? It has a shorter half-life (7-8 hours) than other benzos and doesn't leave you with grogginess in the morning. (At least that's my experience.)
>

I was going to ask for xanax or perhaps even temazipam (spelling??) at my last appointment with my Pdoc because of the shorter half-lives of these meds for my evening doses but we got caught up talking about other matters and I completely forgot to ask. Thanks for reminding me and I will definitely discuss this with him next visit.

The weird thing is during the day Valium doesn't cause me any grogginess or drowsiness at all but if I take it at night I will wake up feeling like my head has been hit by a Mack truck while I was sleeping.
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> DID YOU ASK YOGA GIRL OUT YET??? (See, we'll keep pestering you until you confess. :-) )
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See my response to this question right at the end of my response in your very interesting little thread down below :):). At this stage all I will say is to KEEP pestering me:) :). By the way I have yoga class tonight again!!!!

see ya Alara
bluedog


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