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Old 08-13-2018, 12:23 PM
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Trouble sleeping

Hi everyone. So as the title says I have trouble sleeping. Sober a while now and was prescribed ambitriptoline for a kidney problem. It used to make me conk out. Slowly they have upped my dosage to 125mg and my body doesn't seem to sleep with it anymore. My appetite went through the roof in a terrible way that I was waking up at 3/4am craving sugar. All I ate was junk food. I stopped the pills a couple of days ago. I said no more I had been weaning myself off them because on the days that I didn't take them my kidney didn't feel any different. Now I can't sleep at all. I have a couple of diazipam the doctor gave me a few months back but I'm not sure if I should just let it be and hopefully my pattern will come soon. It's been so many years since I fell asleep on my own without any alcohol or meds. I haven't slept since Friday and I'm utterly exhausted
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:03 AM
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I know that we are not supposed to give medical advice here, but for me, trazodone helped me sleep in early sobriety.it is non addictive.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:55 PM
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you didnt mention exercise

as important for me as not drinking
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Hi Lola - I';m on thsat med too and the doctor told me it was important to discuss it with them before coming off them. Might still be worth your while doing that?

Apart from that, there are some common sense tips here:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/insomnia/...omniatips.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/insomnia/...omniatips.aspx

I know that we are not supposed to give medical advice here, but for me, trazodone helped me sleep in early sobriety.it is non addictive.
Hi elisava

Sharing our experience is usually fine so long as it's understood whats works for one may not work or even be suitable for another.

for anyone reading, it's best any prescribed meds be discussed with your doctor.
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im day 14 (after 2 years) and sleep is driving me nuts. Lack of it is a definite reason why I can see why people drink again.
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