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Jul 10, 2018 · Autoimmune Diseases and Fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi, I wonder if the Guarana might further deplete your adrenal glands. I know that the temptation to reach for anything that will make you feel better and give you energy for the day is huge, but I would ask someone with a Nutrition Background – that person would probably Not be an Allopathic Doctor cause they don't seem to understand the relationship between what you put in your body and how you feel. CQ10, on the other hand, while being expensive, actually provides more energy to your cells, increasing your overall ATP – from Wikipedia – "ATP synthase is an enzyme that creates the energy storage molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the most commonly used "energy currency" of cells for all organisms. It is formed from adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and inorganic phosphate (Pi)." I wonder if one could get some kind of prescribed CoQ10 that could be less expensive that way. Just a thought. Robbinr

Jun 25, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I will chip in..my Doctor is balking at prescribing it for me. It is a monthly struggle to get her to provide the prescription. Robbinr

Jun 8, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I seem to recall that Effexor is very difficult to withdraw from. And I have friends that had severe withdrawal symptoms after skipping just a few days. I quit Effexor when it stopped being "Effective":} But I remember starting on Cymbalta at a low dose while reducing the Effexor. It does send one into a tailspin doesn't it? Have you ever tried 5-HTP? You might talk to your doc about it, if you are still talking to a doc. Buck up bucko! I expect you to overcome this bump and move on to greater discoveries. What is the big deal about Ambien? Has there been new research that indicates it contributes to Alzheimer's or something? I don't get it. I can't sleep without it. RR

May 24, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

If you suspect anpea, the sleep study will justify your Dr. to prescribe a CPAP machine to keep your airways open while you sleep so you don't get woken by the autonomic system trying to keep you from suffocating…It doesn't take a lot of airway disruption to spark that response. R

May 24, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

My husband found an edible MMJ product that helps me get to sleep. It won't keep me asleep, but it better than just laying there:} I am doing a sleep study tonight and then I am going to try some CBT with the Sleep Center to try to change my sleep cycle. And Yes, my DR. is starting to buck on refilling any prescriptions. This might force me to look for another Dr. I still have Fibro and all its baggage. R

May 24, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

While essential oils smell wonderful, and do have the sequiterpenes (sp?) that cross the blood/brain barrier, they are not going to help that much for someone who has raging insomnia. I still have an underlying condition that changes my ability to sleep and Lavender is not going to cut it.

May 22, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

Sleep Wave by Nutri-Health. It's got lots of "sleep aid" stuff. I think it helps, but I'm not willing to go without having Ambien on hand.R

May 22, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

Amen to that! I am in the club of "IF IT HELPS – TAKE IT". So true that all the aforementioned habits (smoking, drinking, over-eating, over-working/exercising) are just another branch of the "How I cope with Life" cycle. I try Melatonin occasionally, and get wicked, frightening dreams with it. Even a little bit of Melotonin..Ack! R