I wish I could figure out my insomnia, it comes and goes. Last night was bad, even after taking melatonin. I’ve been prescribed Mirtazapine, which allows me to sleep all night but I feel very weird and have mental disconnects all day which freak me out. Klonopin (and many other benzos) work wonders for me, but my doctor doesn’t want me reliant on them. I can’t take amitriptyline because I have a heart condition called bifascicular block. Has anyone had better success with anything else? In the meantime, I’m going to restart mirtazapine at 7.5mg tonight. Can’t take another restless night!




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  • Tired247


    I actually just take melatonin with lavender and sleepy time tea. Clonidine did help me in the past but just a warning, if you have low blood pressure do NOT take it. I was in a coma like state for a week and turning blue. It helps with sleep but is also used to lower blood pressure.

  • SamNowak


    My doctor prescribed me seroquil 300mg. It helps me sleep tremendously at night. I have to take it an hour before bed. I also listen to hypnosis app on my phone to help me fall asleep. These two together help a great amount.

  • Nekose


    I’ve taken Mirtazapine for sleep, worked very well. I think it’s best to take it regularly instead of as needed, which helps clear up the next day fog. Make sure to watch your weight though, can make people crave sweets. Trazadone is another options, but doesn’t work as well for that really bad insomnia.

  • Sinklayre


    Nekose- yes. In the 6 months I was taking mirtazapine regularly, I put on almost 40lbs! Ugh.

  • Sinklayre


    Sleeplessness - I’ve read a lot of bad about Belsomra, but would try about anything at this point. I wake up at (I’m guessing) 3am, my heart rate is in the low 100s (typically I’m in the 60s/low 70s). I’m physically hot and very angry. This morning, I refused to grab my phone and look at the time, I just laid there until my alarm went off. That was the most agonizing 2.5 hours I’ve experienced. I got myself off the mirtazapine about 1.5 months ago, and have been ok since. This has recently crept back in. Good news, I’m still prescribed and still have plenty. Know what I’ll be taking this evening.

  • OJ1980


    I take Belsomra when I know it's ok to be a bit sleepy the next day because it does that to me. When I have work the day after and need to be focused I’m take Sonata which stays active in the body for the shortest amount of time- sometimes I wake up during the night though

  • Sinklayre


    OJ- interesting! When you do wake up, are you able to easily go back to sleep?

  • Lsu851


    Melatonin a Nono for me if I take it I’m wired like fire cracker

  • Lunatic


    My sleep med is Ristoril. I used to be on Klonapin, but I had to get off of it. I was taking the max dose for adults as a kid and it still didn't work. That's when my neurologist put me on ristoril. It helps me a lot.

  • Sinklayre


    Lunatic - my primary doesn’t want me on any benzos. I have some trazodone, and it throws me into a wonderful sleep, but for some reason I get horrible headaches the next evening (almost 24 hours after taking). My problem seems to be mainly maintenance insomnia and not sleep latency. I will wake up at 2am in a horrible mood, just “knowing” I won’t get back to sleep. I lay in bed and just stew for an hour. I become physically “hot” and sweaty. My heart rate soars to over 100 (from 60 while sleeping) and I can’t get back to bed. W

  • Meowjuana_420


    Trazodone helped me alot it was the only thing that could get me to sleep without knocking me out for like a whole day taking mirtazapine would make me sleep all day if not more. I stopped taking trazodone because it gave me restless leg syndrome but maybe it could help you. 💕

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