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    I've tried all sorts of different meds in an effort to get past my chronic insomnia, but nothing works well for me. It's frustrating. I just try to roll with it. If I can't sleep, I'll get up and do something in hopes of eventually getting tired enough to sleep. Even then, I still only get in a couple of hours before I wake up.

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    When my mind won't shut down, I sit up and start knitting, the monotony of counting stitches sometimes helps. I tried the notebook awhile back when I got my Itouch. It didn't work. My creatve writers mind just kept going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonna View Post
    When my mind won't shut down, I sit up and start knitting, the monotony of counting stitches sometimes helps. I tried the notebook awhile back when I got my Itouch. It didn't work. My creatve writers mind just kept going.

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    You remind me, of me, only I don't knit!

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    I have always been a night owl, but now it's sooo much worse! Even when I'm not on any meds I still can't sleep. If I do manage to fall asleep at a decent hour, it's not for long and then I'm up for hours. Kind of runs in the family too, so that doesn't help. I don't like taking anything to help me sleep, but that's a lonnnnnngggg story! So, what do you do when you're on high dose of Prednisone? Right now, I'm on 60 mg and I'm soooo wired!
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    For all the people who have tried Ambien and say it doesn't work, try to take it on an empty stomach. I used to take it whenever I was ready to go to bed and half the time it wouldn't work, until my doctor said, that I have to take it on an completely empty
    stomach.
    For me it works, I make sure, that I don't eat ANYTHING before I take Ambien and boy does it work. Within 15 minutes, I am really loopy and my husband shows me the way to the bed.
    Btw I have been taking it for almost ten years now.

    Debbie
    I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie-b View Post
    For all the people who have tried Ambien and say it doesn't work, try to take it on an empty stomach. I used to take it whenever I was ready to go to bed and half the time it wouldn't work, until my doctor said, that I have to take it on an completely empty
    stomach.
    For me it works, I make sure, that I don't eat ANYTHING before I take Ambien and boy does it work. Within 15 minutes, I am really loopy and my husband shows me the way to the bed.
    Btw I have been taking it for almost ten years now.

    Debbie
    You know, I've tried Ambien, but it didn't help. I didn't realize that you should take it on an empty stomach. I always took it with some food or when I was full. I still have a refill, I think I'll get it and try it on an empty stomach.

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    Hi Rob,

    Try it and let me know if it works.
    BTW very cute picture. Don't worry though, I could almost be your mother.lol


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    I seem to sleep in three hour cycles. I sleep soundly the first three hours, then wake up to make a potty run. I spend the next three hours tossing and turning with my legs spasming and hurting. Then I make another potty run, toss and turn a few more minutes, then drift off for another three hours.
    I definitely don't feel rested after a night like that.
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    The most trouble I have had falling asleep is when i was taking prednisone. I took it at night thinking I'd sleep through most of the appitite increase. BAD choice. Even ambien didn't work. Now, I take the prednisone as soon as I wake up in the am and an ultram(tramadol) at night. That usually helps me get a pretty good nights sleep. I have grandkids(3 and5) that often stay over and I have no problem hearing them if they wake up at night. If I don't take the ultram I am aching all night and unable to sleep. Maybe you can try the pain medicine when somone else is there to hear your son just in case. Hillbillie

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    I had the worst reaction ever to Tramadol. My doc wrote NO TRAMADOL in red on my records.
    I took the Baclofen (started with half) with fear and trepidation, but it was fine for me.
    Jeff found that Tramadol is an opioid, and I am so allergic to them, I can't even eat poppy seeds, which cause me to break out in hives.
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