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First question I have is What should I do? when I open my laptop it start w/ boot Medifast menu? Thanks for any comment. Another quick question... Ok so I haven't always had issues with sleeping due to my odd work schedules, it has become an issue. I was taking.

Melatonin.

To help me but I haven't heard from my doctor if it is ok post.

Surgery.

Yet. I am GOING INSAINE not being able to.

Sleep.

These days. I feel tired but I lay in bed for hours at a time without being able to.

Sleep.

I used to be one of those lucky people that could.

Sleep.

At the drop of a hat, and I could.

Sleep.

Anywhere. Only in the last 6 months has this really changed. Even before.

Surgery.

Though one thing that keeps me awake is cold feet. I ordered a heating blanket on line today, I'm hoping that helps some..

Does anyone take.

Melatonin.

After.

Surgery.

? Does anyone know if it is approved? I am calling my dr tomorrow, but ugh it's almost midnight and I gotta get up at 4am to go to work! Gonna try again..

Thanks.

Crystal..

Comments (19)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..

Comment #1

I have way too much in my head all the time, it's exactly why I can't.

Sleep.

Either... what I need to pay for bills, where my kids are going, who's doing what tomorrow, whats for dinner, I shouldn't have reacted like that... it's a vicious cycle. I used to lay there and just continue to say "white wall" in my head... until that was all I would see... It worked until about 6 months ago, now I'm stuck, NOTHING clears my head.



Writing.

Down all the things I'm thinking of before bed because I obviously can't solve my problems while I'm in my pj's laying on my pillow. But it hasn't helped yet. Short of drugging myself with Niquil (idk if we can take that either lol).

Melatonin.

Is natural at least... can't wait to find out if the dr says it's ok. I HAVE to call tomorrow!..

Comment #2

I didn't ask the doctor, but I've taken a half tab of Unisom a couple nights. It's OTC and it works for me..

Lin...

Comment #3

Hahahah....omg....are you in my head Crystal?? Its only 3:43am, and this is where I'm at, on the pc, cause I cant.

Sleep.

....I just took a.

Melatonin.

About 10 mins ago, I've been taking them before.

Surgery.

, and after.

Surgery.

, my surgeon knows about it, didnt seem to make a difference to him. It helps, I dont know why I didnt take it while I was watching tv earlier, coulda been sleeping by now.....Make sure sure you ask your doc, you know everyone is different, and I'm dont have a degree.....

Hope.

You get your.

Sleep.

You need!..

Comment #4

I am going to SHOCK you all here...

Their is a cure and it's pretty harmless.....

MASTABATION and a hot bath..

Their I said it.....

LOL.

Dont knock it till you try it...

Buzz xx..

Comment #5

Nope Buzz that doesn't even work for me, trust me I've tried everything!!!!..

Comment #6

Buzz - you are outrageous!!.

Keep up the good work ;-)..

Comment #7

Andy first of all ewwww.

And I have had sleeping issues for a long time and I even had.

Sleep.

Studies done and they told me one thing that was keeping me up is resless legs.

Also I got a issue with my mind wandering and wake up thinking.

I actually take.

Ambien.

At night and I havfe for 3 yrs now..

Comment #8

Crystal,.

The importance of a good night's rest cannot be underestimated - not sleeping properly can negatively impact many areas of your health - including your ability to stick with your overall GBS program. Please do not let this situation continue - see your doctor ASAP. An occassional restless night is not uncommon - especially where a cause is obvious (stresses, etc.) , but persistent trouble sleeping needs to treated before it causes additional problems - as it always does..

I developed a.

Sleep.

Disorder several years ago that very nearly cost me my job. I tried damn near every over the counter med -.

Melatonin.

, dextromethorphan (which was flippin terrible for me), herbal teas,.

Relaxation.

Techniques, getting out of bed when I couldn't.

Sleep.

, warm milk, regular.

Exercise.

, etc. - none of this helped even a little bit..

When I received my final warning at work, I decided I had to talk to my doctor. He started me on.

Ambien.

(.

Zolpidem.

Tartrate) and for the first time in years, I began sleeping through the night and feeling refreshed in the morning. Best of all, unlike older meds that are reported to have left people groggy the next morning, I seemed to have no such issue with Ambiem. I have been on.

Ambien.

For several years now - it allows me to schedule my.

Sleep.

- I go to.

Sleep.

When I choose to..

Another very good thing about.

Ambien.

Is that it does not tend to build tolerance. Once you and your doctor find the minimal effective dose, that dose tends to remain effective from there forward, requiring no periodic increases - this is always a huge plus with any medicine. I have been on the same dose for 6 years and it always performs exactly as expected..

Most people react to.

Ambien.

Very well. But like any useful med, a few people do not tolerate it. If your doctor decides start you on.

Ambien.

There are a couple of things you absolutely need to know. Ambiem is typically VERY fast acting - often within 10 minutes. So, it is critically important that you NEVER take your.

Ambien.

Until you lay down for the night - never take it before you lay down. This is probably the most important piece of advice I can give you. If you do attempt to stay up, you will become disoriented, wobbly and you will likely have no memory of it in the morning. Your family will tell you how 'out of it' you were acting before you went to bed..

Also, never take.

Ambien.

Unless you have a full 6-8 hours to devote to.

Sleep.

Never use.

Ambien.

To 'take a short.

Nap.

' or if you know you will need to get up in 3-4 hours..

A few people have reported getting up in the middle of the night and raiding their refrigerators - for the GBS patient, this is obviously a bad thing. I've never had that issue. Also, if you do do this, you may not remember doing it in the morning, so pay close attention to what your family members say you did in the middle of the night and let your doctor know if that ever becomes an issue..

Finally, if you have any history of.

Sleep.

Walking,.

Ambien.

May not be right for you. Make sure your doctor is aware if you do. There are alternatives....

The bottom line is that GBS patients in particular should not treat chronic.

Sleep.

Disorders (anything persisting for more than a night or two) as a mere inconvenience or simple annoyance. Do not ignore it. Getting a good night's.

Sleep.

Is every bit as important as getting the right amount of protein, water,.

Exercise.

, and all the other things we GBS patients must do..

Please talk with your doc as soon as possible about what options are appropriate for you. Best wishes...

Comment #9

Ok so I haven't always had issues with sleeping due to my odd work schedules, it has become an issue. I was taking.

Melatonin.

To help me but I haven't heard from my doctor if it is ok post.

Surgery.

Yet. I am GOING INSAINE not being able to.

Sleep.

These days. I feel tired but I lay in bed for hours at a time without being able to.

Sleep.

I used to be one of those lucky people that could.

Sleep.

At the drop of a hat, and I could.

Sleep.

Anywhere. Only in the last 6 months has this really changed. Even before.

Surgery.

Though one thing that keeps me awake is cold feet. I ordered a heating blanket on line today, I'm hoping that helps some..

Does anyone take.

Melatonin.

After.

Surgery.

? Does anyone know if it is approved? I am calling my dr tomorrow, but ugh it's almost midnight and I gotta get up at 4am to go to work! Gonna try again..

Thanks.

Crystal..

Comment #10

And yes, Buzz, I tried that too. While not unpleasant, it did not help me.

Sleep.

:)..

Comment #11

The lavendar thing does appear to help some people get to.

Sleep.

..

I laughed a bit because it was one of the things I tried for a couple of weeks - first a little and then, when that didn't work, more and more until finally, I drove my wife to.

Sleep.

On the couch for a night because the smell was so overpowering it prevented her from sleeping. It wasn't helping after two weeks so I discontinued. She now refers to that as my 'lavendar phase' and rolls her eyes..

But I would point out, just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. It just might work for you...

Comment #12

It's so weird that this post happened today. I went to my doctor yesterday for the very same problem: I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping lately, I have so many things.

Running.

Through my head. She also told me to take.

Melatonin.

Can you find it in any drugstore? I'm going to try CVS first...

Comment #13

Yeah,.

Melatonin.

Is available in nearly every grocery store and drug store. Over the counter. Try it. If it works, great. But if not, get back to the doctor..

My doctor said.

Sleep.

Disorders are common as we age, but at 27 you are still a spring chicken. If.

Melatonin.

Helps, it would be a good choice for you - and for most folks,.

Melatonin.

Has no negative side effects. You have nothing to lose by trying that approach...

Comment #14

Same problem here. My family doc and psychiatrist worked together to solve this problem..

My first step was.

Benadryl.

It normally has a sedating effect, but.

Leave.

You drowsy in the am..

I worked nights, 12 hour shifts, at a casino for 3 years. I used.

Ambien.

, but I would develop a tolerance for it and have to take a break for a few weeks, then it would work again. Obviously this was not acceptable to be alert at work during the layoff period..

My doctor now has me on Quetiapine, which is an anti-seizure med. Like Klonipin, it has been found to have other uses, such as a mood stabilizer. Within 15 minutes I am asleep and oblivious to anything, and it allows me a good 7 hours at least of.

Sleep.

I have taken it for at least 6 months and developed no tolerance to it..

However, a family doc certainly will be hesitant to prescribe this med. It is definitely a psychiatric med..

Good luck with your.

Sleep.

Problems. I know how frustrating lack of.

Sleep.

Can be..

Teri..

Comment #15

I don't have issues with sleeping but hubby does and he is on.

Ambien.

Also and it works great. But as Jerry said don't take it til you are in bed. My husband has taken it too early and it's like he's out of it and stubling all over and he doesn't remember it the next day. It works great for him. He sleeps well and is rested. Some it works great for and some it doesn't.



Sleep.

Walk and raid the kitchen. So they had to put locks on things and a type of alarm in case she tried to.

Leave.

The house. So it just depends how you metabolize it. Goodluck. See the doc ASAP..

Comment #16

Update... I got a matress pad cover today and I fell asleep during my.

Nap.

For 2.5 hours in seconds!!!! That was amazing! However we will see if it happens at night.

I also got the call from my Doc today (she must have heard my.

Crying.

About my.

Melatonin.

) and I am approved to take it in the liquid form, so now I just gotta find it liquified....

Jerry, I hardly ever have 6-8 hours at a time to.

Sleep.

So I don't think any real perscription will be good for me at this point..

I don't think I will be having trouble for long, I have always been one of those people that hit the pillow and I'm gone. I just think that due to.

Surgery.

And all the other changes in my life I just have a lot on my mind lately. I will hopefully be able to deal with the stress a little better soon,.

Working out.

Will help me so much. I.

Sleep.

Like a rock and my body has always only required 4 hours of.

Sleep.

When I am.

Working out.

A lot. SO we will see. Thanks everyone for the advice!..

Comment #17

Aww and I was going to offer my sing you to.

Sleep.

Lullabuy services at preferntial rates.... to be discussed....

Bugger. Dont you just hate solutions....lmao....

And Yes. I have been entered for this years X Factor in the UK.... Mrs Buzz has been determined to put me up for it.... being a musician she knows a good voice... wink wink.....

Lah lah lahhhhhh....

So if all else fails and their is enough demand I could create a sing you to sllep with Buzz CD...lol.

Just imagine the sound effects as we venture into other methods of getting to.

Sleep.

....ewwww..

Amy has restless leg and wandering mind issues but needs to spill the beans.... more info required..

Love you mad lot.

Andy xx..

Comment #18

I take 15mg of.

Restoril.

, though I only need it once a week or less (usually when something stressful comes up just before bedtime). Because I don't take it very often I don't list it on my drugs for the surgeon but my pcp knows I've had GBS and hasn't said I can't take it. Works great for me, no next day fog...

Comment #19

On another.

Discussion.

Board I belong to there is a thread about insomnia after.

Surgery.

, usually at around 2 yrs out. It seems that this is a common problem with WLS patients, and most of them are taking.

Ambien.

At this point. I don't know if it's been clinically proven or not, but it seems kinda funny that they've all had WLS and now they're all having problems with insomnia...

Comment #20


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.