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Re: To Ron Hill: Sleep problems--anxiety-HELP! fluffy

Posted by katia on August 7, 2003, at 13:59:55

In reply to Re: To Ron Hill: Sleep problems--anxiety-HELP!, posted by fluffy on August 6, 2003, at 15:30:34

> Thanks Katia--
> I'm glad you're not all that bad off. I'm touch and go as well. Seems like I'm pretty volatile when I don't sleep though. And for the past 5 days...oh jeez!! I'm getting to be a real grouch. I went out to the "food hole" (my friend's name for Whole Foods supermarket) and got some sleep supplement. It has Magnesium, Calcium, Valerian, and GABA. I called my doc just now, and he said to just up my Ambien dose to 10mg. I hope it works at least for the next week or so. I don't get the feeling he's too keen on the supplement I bought.
>
> I keep thinking that I don't have enough mood stabilization with Lamictal alone, though. Seems like if I was stabilized, I'd sleep better. I've been on Lamictal for 5 months now, so my system is pretty used to it. It's never helped me with anxiety and/or sleep. I wonder if my doc would give me Seroquel. Seems like it's worked for a lot of insomniacs on this board.
>
> Thanks for the advice Katia!
> Be well,
> Katy

Hi Katy,
Seroquel helped me sleep in the short term; I wouldn't take it in the long term. It's powerful and it can help stop the snowball effect of no sleep on top of no sleep etc. You know how it goes; if you get a good night's sleep chances are the next will be good and vice versa.

From what I've heard on this board re: calcium and magnesium. They shouldn't be taken together as the mag loses its effectiveness.
just a thought.
sweet dreams.
Katia


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