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@josephene I am having terrible insomnia as well. Nothing seems to help. Any specific suggestions? Many thanks.
It would be wise to check with our doctor 'cause melantonin can interfer with other meds you may be taking – even vitamins/suppleme ts
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How much melatonin do you take? Have you consulted with your doctor to see how much you can take? My doctor increased the amount when it did not work.
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@johnhans my doctor has said it’s ok to take melatonin but he did not specify an amount. I stick with 3 mg because I have read that more than that can cause nightmares. When I asked about the extended release that has herbals in it he said to take a second melatonin in the middle of the night – I am up frequently for nature calls.
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@contentandwell, @gloriajean, You two are exploring a subject that has frequently played havoc with me. insomnia. I have fought it for years. Stay up later, go to bed earlier. Play meditation music…..put your devices (smartphone, pad, laptop) to bed at least 30 minutes before your bedtime to give your brain a chance to rest and be peaceful.
In the winter, when there are often many days without sun, I succumb to SAD, (seasonal affective disorder). I used to sit under a lamp to get some much-needed rays and so I wouldn't be walking around the house in the moonlight.
Now, I simply take one dropper of 2:1 (CBD/THC) tincture. The result: lights out and no waking up until time to do so. This solution has been very valuable because I have small fiber neuropathy (SFN). It has eliminated the electrical shocks that used to ravage my legs about 5:30 am and has sent the burning in my abdomen packing. How do I know? Because….. when I forget the medical cannabis tincture the painful reminders return. May you have a joyful day tomorrow. Chris
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Wow! You have a doctor that allows pot when you’re in Ambien? Not the doctors here in Michigan. They cut you off and believe me the withdrawals aren’t fun!
Hi, @cheshirecat – wondering if you have had some experience with taking zolpidem (Ambien) for insomnia? If so, was it helpful to you at all? Sounds like you've tapered off of it, perhaps?
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@artscaping My transplant center said no oral CBD. So, there goes that. 🙁 This has been a tough week for me and sleep too.
Something you might enjoy reading is today's Connect member spotlight Q&A with @johnhans, who has been a part of this conversation on insomnia. Please check it out, make a comment and share it on your social media accounts, if you'd like https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/encouraging-others-by-letting-them-know-ive-made-it-meet-johnhans/
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