I took Melatonin and it really helped me sleep...BUT ...
I started with 3 mg...and thought that since that did so well, that two of the 3mg. would be better....so did that...and it did work for a long time...But after several months of doing that...I got some serious diarrhea. When I stopped the melatonin...it went away...
So, here is my advice..go to the store and get a good melatonin..like Nature's Made brand...then try the 3 mg. On occasions you could even try the 5 mg...but don't do it every night...maybe take some breaks from using it. I did notice the bottle said something like...for temporary use..
Now I am taking flexerill and two advils to get to sleep..I don't think they do as well, but it does help.
Welcome...so glad you found your way here...you can definitely vent here anytime...we sure understand..
do want to let you know to check out the resources and tips section...off to the right hand side..and look for the member toolbox...a post started by that same Nancy B...and we have all made suggestions of things that have helped us...
DH and I did our walk around LaJolla yesterday. The weather had been so nice, that we wore shorts and short sleeve shirts..and we forgot the one thing in San Diego, ...it can be nice inland,...and cold at the beach..and it was cold...we didn't stay too long..but it was nice to walk around...
DH just left to do his volunteer work at the thrift shop...and I have some time to relax...I need it !!! This has been one busy week.
My parents caregiver has gotten sick with vertigo....so had to take three days off. I count on her so much, that having these subs has been challenging...The first day, the sub didn't get there until 11 am..and my dad HAS to have his pill at 9 AM...so I had to run over there and get them going..I was none too pleased..and was thinking if they were in assisted living, this wouldn't happen...Then I scheduled a visit to an assisted living place...and thought how much worse that place was...basically the people were just sitting in a room..not much place to go...and I didn't want to do that, unless they got much worse..
not much else to say...back to warm weather today..I have been sitting on the porch reading...nice..
your story reminds me once of the time my middle son was a baby...and I tried everything...rocking, singing, putting him in a rocker, and he was getting more and more upset, and I finally thought.."I don't know what else to do with you, so I am putting you in your bed for five min. and taking a break."....and as soon as I put him in his bed, he settled right down...I swear he was saying..."Thank you, I have been trying to tell you for an hour to put me down." !!! You just never know !
Had a nice day yesterday, visiting the Butterfly exhibit at the Wild Animal Park...and today we went to Smashburger and tried the Salted Carmel Milkshake. It was listed in the paper as one of the 25 best deserts in San Diego...and it was good. DH and I split it, so hopefully not TOOOOOO many calories..I didn't ask !
It is interesting..my doctor wanted me to try wellbutrin once and it was not a match for me ! I didn't like it at all..of course, that has been awhile, so I don't remember why..but I do remember not liking it...it is so frustrating having to try and see how you react to different meds..
Afternoon...actually the Minday Monday brought a smile..sounded so sing song...I think I will start calling Mondays "Minday Mondays !"
I am on Spring Break this week, so DH and I decided to go out to the Wild Animal Park (now called Safari Park)...to see the new Butterfly exhibit. Oh it was wonderful..a place full of butterflies, expecially the Blue Morpho...so amazing. I was hoping to see a Monarch..but didn't see that one..but oh...I just wasn't up for the walking today..don't know why..It was hotter that heck up there..but don't know if that was it or just one of those days..
Well, we stopped giving dad the salt pills and within 12 hours he was better, and within 24 hours I would say he was back to normal. Didn't need a caregiver at night..and the confusion was gone...and today's caregiver said that they went and did the grocery shopping and dad was fine...back to normal...amazing...like Mimi said..be careful about what the doctors say is ok to take !
Please do look at the section to the right called tips and resources..and look for the post called "member toolbox"...people have written there things that have helped them..
For me..having a good heating pad has been helpful...and also vitamins.. especially a good multi, A B-100 COMPLETE (they are more expensive, but I think worth it.) D Magnesium
I did take Cymbalta for a year...and it was a great help..and when I found it wasn't working as well, I went off of it SLOWLY...and I didn't have any trouble.. I didn't have terrible side effects, but others have...so no matter what you take, you just have to be careful and if you feel like the side effects are bad...talk to the doc about how to get off of the med.
My IBS seems to come and go...I hope yours will get better..
Well...back to the salt pill story...I do believe I was right and the salt pills were making dad sick...that long name that Nancy said..hypo...etc..exactly..dad was having these headaches and not feeling good..confused..and I swore it was the salt pills. The caregiver called the doc who swore it could NOT be the pills..but I told caregiver not to give them to him, and lets see. He was so bad, we didn't dare leave him alone at night..so paid a caregiver to spend Friday and Sat. night. Caregiver had given him pill on Friday, before I called..and Friday night was one of more confusion...Sat. no salt pill..and had a bit of a problem in the night with bathroom business..but less confusion...and by the time he got dressed this morning...he was his normal self...best we had seen in awhile...so thanks Nancy, for the info...so glad I said to stop it...now we will have to see how he does for the next few days..I swear those salt pills nearly killed him.
We went to breakfast...but the place was having some real problems....they didn't get our order..had to reorder..and it took over an hour to get the breakfast..it was good when it came, but what a pain..and it was the same for everyone there..apparently the orders didn't make it to the kitchen..and no one got to asking..."don't we have any orders?" or the waiters saying..."where are my orders?"...anyway, they did comp our breakfast..and the food was good when it finally got there...but we missed church because it took too long to get the breakfast..oh well...at least we are well fed physically if not spiritually !