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Re: need something extra-strength 4 sleep

Posted by King Vultan on May 20, 2004, at 8:01:02

In reply to need something extra-strength 4 sleep, posted by thinkfast on May 20, 2004, at 5:51:20

Is there any particular reason your doctor won't go for a benzo? I'm not an expert on them but know that there are dependency/tolerance issues. I also know that a whole lot of people in this group have used them successfully. I haven't taken a real benzo myself, but I have tried Ambien, which I've also found to be somewhat inadequate.

I was going to ask my pdoc at my next visit about some of the real benzos used for sleep such as triazolam/Halcion (short half life, similar to Ambien--good for initiating sleep) or temazepam/Restoril (longer half life, better for maintaining sleep). He has also mentioned an atypical antipsychotic such as Seroquel, but I am not at all thrilled with that idea because of the expense, the other possible side effects, and the fact that I am not psychotic to begin with. I know he uses Klonopin for anxiety, so I am hopeful that he will be open to the idea of prescribing a benzo for sleep.





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