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    Sleeping pills

    Anyone got any experience of coming off these?
    I've been taking them regularly for 3 years.
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    i never found any of them worked if i take for more than a couple of days in a row so never had a chance to get reliant on a specific one.

    Have you got other techniques for getting to sleep instead?
    Id suggest slowly lowering your dose and seeing how you get on

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    Nothing else works but I'm butting heads with my doctor about this issue. The problem is I don't take them everyday but I take them as and when I need them and the thoughts of not having them makes me want to throw up. I've tried lowering the dose/ changing brans with little success and I'm just becoming increasingly aware that I feel a bit dependant on them..
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    maybe the problem isnt with the sleeping pills as such, but just frustration with your sleep problem, which i can totally relate to.

    I think using them on an as and when basis is very reasonable, and not a sign of reliance.

    I also have the same fear of dependance, but also realistic and accept that i do have a sleeping issue, and i will pretty much do what it takes to make sure i get sleep each night, although i always give myself a good chance to get to sleep naturally first or with minimum help.

    whats your sleep routine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyCreamcheese View Post
    maybe the problem isnt with the sleeping pills as such, but just frustration with your sleep problem, which i can totally relate to.
    this is very much agree with
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyCreamcheese View Post
    I think using them on an as and when basis is very reasonable, and not a sign of reliance.

    I also have the same fear of dependance, but also realistic and accept that i do have a sleeping issue, and i will pretty much do what it takes to make sure i get sleep each night, although i always give myself a good chance to get to sleep naturally first or with minimum help.

    whats your sleep routine?
    at the moment i'm in a good routine really i work a 9-5 job monday to friday i go to bed around 12 and it get to 1 and i cant sleep i reach for the pills and wake up at 7. the thing is one bad nights sleep really cracks me and my whole week gets fucked coz i cant catch up.
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    i think thats not a bad routine already, but id maybe consider going an hour earlier, so if you cant sleep straight away and need a pill, youre still getting a good 7 hours. Gives you more leeway

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyCreamcheese View Post
    i think thats not a bad routine already, but id maybe consider going an hour earlier, so if you cant sleep straight away and need a pill, youre still getting a good 7 hours. Gives you more leeway
    thanks for the advice i'm gonna try going to bed an hour earlier and see how things go
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    do it really slow, cut down slowly.... i felt a bit woozy and sick x

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    if we could get natural sleep, we wouldnt be taking sleeping tablets

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    I work at a nightclub and when im not working, i lie awake in my bed untill 3-4am. I was thinking about asking my doctor for something to help me sleep during the week. I want something that i wont be dependent on but i cant trust these drug companies and the side effects. Seems like the drugs fix one thing but cause/potentially cause so much more harm.
    Going to try a natural store first.

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