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Re: anyone on midazolam?

Posted by LOOPS on April 21, 2004, at 13:38:37

In reply to Re: anyone on midazolam? LOOPS, posted by chemist on April 21, 2004, at 13:10:20

Hi -

yes I think I will leave the midazolam alone from now on. I did take a trip to Brazil recently and went 2 weeks without a dose, so hopefully I am not addicted in any way. I'll stick to the zolpidem I think only in emergency and try to do without.

Yes it is a lot of things. I don't take all these things the same days. Right now I'm taking niacinamide, 5htp, lithium orotate, various minerals and the stuff for night. Insomnia has been a gruesome battle all my life, with intermittent periods where it hasn't been a problem (when I'm happy I guess). It can get so desperate not sleeping. I never even see my husband anymore as he is always working, and then can't even sleep in the same room anymore! Yes I know, usual gripes in the world.

On a more positive note, I am planning to take 1 valerian early on in the evening, and then maybe one split open and swallowed (gelcaps) later on. The thing is, I take this stuff, but it takes a good 1-2 hours for it to take effect. I know the taste is foul, but if it works faster I'm willing to give it a shot.

Another positive note - my husband is very understanding and patient, even if he isn't around that much. He has never had problems sleeping, but he knows how upset I am and is always there to listen. The good thing about being married to an astronomer is that when he is working up the mountain nights, I can call him if I have insomnia.

Thanks for the advice.





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