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    Insomnia issues

    I've been falling asleep past 4 every night for the past week. Is there anything I can do to reset my sleep schedule? Someone help.

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    Ambien. We have a sleep diagnosis ctr at the hospital I work at. They can help prescribe the right dose or a different med depending on the specific problem. Benadryl(diphenhydramine) is the cheap way out but your quality of sleep(REM) may be insufficient.

    As for me I normally sleep great, but my knee is killing me from tendonitis.

    Anyone's sleep pattern changes by an hour daily. We actually have 25-hr sleep cycles. It doesn't affect some as much as others.
    Last edited by JumbalayaJet; 04-17-2010 at 05:18 AM.

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    [QUOTE=JumbalayaJet;3562930]Ambien. We have a sleep diagnosis ctr at the hospital I work at. They can help prescribe the right dose or a different med depending on the specific problem. Benadryl(diphenhydramine) is the cheap way out but your quality of sleep(REM) may be insufficient.

    As for me I normally sleep great, but my knee is killing me from tendonitis.

    Anyone's sleep pattern changes by an hour daily. We actually have 25-hr sleep cycles. It doesn't affect some as much as others.[/QUOTE]

    Do you happen to work at St. Peters or Robert Wood? I noticed your avatar, and I go to Rutgers-New Brunswick.

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    [QUOTE=JetDevil74;3562931]Do you happen to work at St. Peters or Robert Wood? I noticed your avatar, and I go to Rutgers-New Brunswick.[/QUOTE]No but I did my clinical rotations there many moons ago.

    I'm at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. If you want I can refer you to someone at our Sleep Ctr.

    RWJ actually has one now also. They've really got this stuff down to a science.

    [URL]http://www.rwjuh.edu/medical_services/sleep_disorders_center.html[/URL]
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    [QUOTE=JumbalayaJet;3562933]No but I did my clinical rotations there many moons ago.

    I'm at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. If you want I can refer you to someone at our Sleep Ctr.

    RWJ actually has one now also. They've really got this stuff down to a science.

    [URL]http://www.rwjuh.edu/medical_services/sleep_disorders_center.html[/URL][/QUOTE]

    I really appreciate that JJ, but I think I'll just go to my doctor or bike over to RWJ. Thanks for helping!

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    [QUOTE=JetDevil74;3562938]I really appreciate that JJ, but I think I'll just go to my doctor or bike over to RWJ. Thanks for helping![/QUOTE]Definitely see a specialist. They can pinpoint the cause and treat it effectively. If you change your mind on JC, a guy I grew up with is running the program at CH.

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    [QUOTE=JumbalayaJet;3562930]
    As for me I normally sleep great, but my knee is killing me from tendonitis.

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    Hey Jumba, just got over a year and a half bout with Patella tendonitis.

    Good luck, bro!

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    [QUOTE=JumbalayaJet;3562930]Ambien. [/QUOTE]

    LOL...


    Try smoking some pot, JetDevil. A couple bong hits might knock your a** out. Pot doesn't do this:

    [QUOTE]Diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness (including daytime drowsiness); "drugged" feeling; dry mouth; headache; nausea; nose or throat irritation; sluggishness; stomach upset. Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the hands, legs, mouth, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thinking; behavior changes; chest pain; confusion; decreased coordination; difficulty swallowing or breathing; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; memory problems (eg, memory loss); mental or mood changes (eg, aggression, agitation, anxiety, depression); severe dizziness; shortness of breath; suicidal thoughts or actions; vision changes.[/QUOTE]

    Just sayin'...:P

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3562977]LOL...


    Try smoking some pot, JetDevil. A couple bong hits might knock your a** out. Pot doesn't do this:



    Just sayin'...:P[/QUOTE]

    I see your point about the excessive reliance on and prescribing of prescription medication, but suggesting pot smoking (which is illegal) to someone who you have no idea how old they are, their family situation etc. on the intehrennz... to prove your point seems a tad...
    irresponsible.

    Did you just do a bong hit yourself?


    Just sayin'.....





    :D
    Last edited by 32green; 04-17-2010 at 09:36 AM.

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    [QUOTE=32green;3562988]I see your point about the excessive reliance on and precribing of prescription medication, but suggesting pot smoking (which is illegal) to someone who you have no idea how old they are, their family situation etc. on the intehrennz... to prove your point seems a tad...
    irresponsible.

    Did you just do a bong hit yourself?


    Just sayin'.....
    :D[/QUOTE]

    No argument with your main point, but since this thread does open with a doctor or pharmacist (I assume Jumba is a doctor) recommending Benadryl for a non anti-allergenic purpose I think we can safely say that we are taking a slightly lax reading of legality here. As for me, I tend to have some brandy if I cant fall asleep, but obviously dont mix that with ambien.

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    Vicodin and Vodka, oh, sorry, I thought you were a Patriot fan.:)

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    [QUOTE=JetDevil74;3562929]I've been falling asleep past 4 every night for the past week. Is there anything I can do to reset my sleep schedule? Someone help.[/QUOTE]

    Ran a sleep disorders clinic for several years using the NIMH Protocol. While I won't argue that Ambien may be the ultimate option, it should be utilized only after a few other steps have been taken. First, get a thorough assessment of your sleep pattern -- onset issues, sleep hygiene, consumption of alcohol/other substances, unusual stressors, other concurrent symptoms, etc. Second, consider a behavioral approach to address the sleep problem prior to engaging medications, which are well known to set up rebound vicious cycles (insomnia will worsen when you attempt to stop the medication, which tends to make the patient panic and return to the medication rather than suffer through a few days of sleep disruption). If you are otherwise experiencing no unusual symptoms concurrent with insomnia (i.e., appetite changes, increased agitation, feelings of sadness etc.) the most direct solution for resetting the circadian clock is to not go to sleep at 4 am, stay awake through the day and avoid napping, then go to sleep as close to your normal time as possible. I say that with some reservation, as I do believe if this is a chronic issue you should get an evaluation from a sleep specialist (not a primary care doctor, who will simply dump pills on you). Good luck. The problem is usually very fixable, assuming it is uncomplicated by other issues....

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    [QUOTE=JumbalayaJet;3562933]No but I did my clinical rotations there many moons ago.

    I'm at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. If you want I can refer you to someone at our Sleep Ctr.

    RWJ actually has one now also. They've really got this stuff down to a science.

    [URL]http://www.rwjuh.edu/medical_services/sleep_disorders_center.html[/URL][/QUOTE]

    JJ, could you call in a script of oxy-contin for me in my "sisters" name?:D

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    [QUOTE=JetDevil74;3562929]I've been falling asleep past 4 every night for the past week. Is there anything I can do to reset my sleep schedule? Someone help.[/QUOTE]

    Forget going on a prescription medication, especially if you are only looking to "reset" your sleep schedule. Take some melatonin instead. It's naturally occurring in your body and helps in reducing oxidative stress.

    [url]http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/tc/melatonin-overview[/url]
    Last edited by Jetworks; 04-17-2010 at 10:59 AM. Reason: link

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    Lifetime insomniac here. Pot used to work for me but I don't smoke anymore these days :( No dice on melatonin. And a combo of benadryl + ibuprofen (which is what an Advil PM is) does work but I don't like taking pills every night, and sometimes I feel a little slow in the morning when I do. Might want to try some relaxing music like Pink Floyd or any "Unplugged" album.

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    Nixnay on the Ambien - sh*t is dangerous

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    go with a more natural and organic solution- furious masturbation....

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3562977]LOL...

    Try smoking some pot, JetDevil. A couple bong hits might knock your a** out. Pot doesn't do this:


    Just sayin'...:P[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmjXY1BDMEA[/url]

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    [QUOTE=32green;3562988]I see your point about the excessive reliance on and prescribing of prescription medication, but suggesting pot smoking (which is illegal) to someone who you have no idea how old they are, their family situation etc. on the intehrennz... to prove your point seems a tad...
    irresponsible.

    Did you just do a bong hit yourself?


    Just sayin'.....





    :D[/QUOTE]


    LOL.

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    Weed is a tough medication: each dose can vary, each bag can vary. It's a crutch for me, and I know it, so I take care of my body. I just got violently ill from taking naproxin for 4 straight days, at double the recommended dosage. Luckily, I have a good chiro that uses acupressure and muscle work to relieve the pain, but it is up to me to fix my posture and stay aware of how I treat my body. If I was medically cleared to use marijuana legally, I would be firghtened of that crutch creeping into more of my life.

    It's a brain altering chemical that affects the nucleus acumbens (dopamine, reward center) and therefore habit-forming. I don't trust it as a medicine; love it as a substance of "refreshment".

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