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... From my experience with sleep medications, I would advise you, as the others have, to stay away from the benzodiazapines. ... (21 replies)
... In my opinion, the best medication for transient insomnia is Ambien (zolpidem). It is a benzodiazepine-like drug that has the benefit of not altering sleep architecture (stages or patterns of sleep). This is a big improvement on benzodiazepines, which, although they may be stronger, suppress REM sleep. Zolpidem is by prescription only. (4 replies)
... I'm not a doctor but I would say that Halcion is the strongest. .25 mg of Halcion is equal to .5 mg of Xanax (or Klonopin) or 1 mg. of Ativan or 10 mg. of Valium. Ativan, Xanax, Klonipin and Valium are primarily anxiolytics used in the treatment of anxiety where as Halcion is primarily a hypnotic designed to induce sleep and/or treat insomnia. They all have... (2 replies)

... effects on me except for its bitterness. It does bring me a much better sleep when I need. and most important, I am not addicted to it after two years. ... (4 replies)
... My doctor told me that Rozerem is a sleeping pill that is designed to work quite differently than traditional sleep medications. It works by effecting the melatonin levels in your brain. Melatonin is released by the pineal gland in the brain at night time to help us sleep. ... (21 replies)
... I have been taking Klonopin (clonazapam) for four years. I peaked at 2 mgs. a night last winter ( 4 - .50 pills at night time, 2 before sleep and 2 during when i would inevitably wake up)....I decided I had to get off of them; I had lived 50+ years without any daily medication. Thanks to reading about the Ashton method, as well as the advice i found from the fine people... (21 replies)
Lunesta's horrid!!
Apr 16, 2005
... I was all excited to get my hands on this suppossed great new sleeping medication everyone's talking about. ... (2 replies)
... die and my body sends this extreme distress signal to wake me up. It usually feels strongest right below my breastbone or where my diaphragm is. To be honest, I cannot tell if it is a heart problem or a stomach one. ... (78 replies)


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