I used to drink a bottle of wine nightly to help me sleep (I did this for years). I quit drinking a couple of months ago, and now take medical marijuana edibles nightly to sleep. These actually work great. I sleep like a baby and there is no hangover or calories. I have to take a drug test next month, so I need to quit the edibles now. Should I go in and get a prescription from my Dr for sleeping pills? Is there one with less side effects than Ambien? It really sucks that I am being forced to take a pill that I think is much worse for my system than a little bit of marijuana, but I can't sleep without some sort of assistance.
Should I ask my Dr for sleeping pills?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/21/2012|
Um, OP? If you have a legitimate prescription for medical marijuana, why would it be an issue when you take a drug test?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/08/2012|
I take a generic mild version of Ambien every night.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/08/2012|
I think it's still considered illegal. I'm assuming the OP is in California and the weed situation is a huge grey area right now.
OP, I too have lifelong issues with sleep. I also used to drink to fall asleep and then quit when it became clear I had become an alcoholic. I now take a very small dose of Seroquel (which taken is larger doses is an anti-psychotic, if you can believe it). It works amazing. No hangover. No calories. And apparently, at the low dose I take it at, not addictive at all. You might want to ask your doc about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/08/2012|
OP states nowhere that he has a legitimate prescription.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/08/2012|
R1, the company that I will be going to does not care that I have a prescription for marijuana. Many companies will still refuse to hire you if you have marijuana in your system at the time of a drug test. I assume because it is still illegal on a federal level. I guess that I am just afraid to take sleeping pills, because I have heard so many horror stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/08/2012|
Take remron so much better than ambien
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/08/2012|
OP is avoiding a detox - seven days of sleepless nights.
Switch to one Benadryl per night with no food.
It fucks with your prostate in the morning, so good luck with that first whiz.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/08/2012|
[quote]Switch to one Benadryl per night with no food. It fucks with your prostate in the morning, so good luck with that first whiz.
*Thank you!* I thought I was the only one who had this experience with Benadryl.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/08/2012|
Wow. I knew there were a lot of quack doctors, but you folks seriously need to consider medical advice / treatment which prescribes these things for long term sleep aid. Mental dependence is as bad as physical dependence on these types of drugs.
Multiple years of sleep issues? Go to a sleep center.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/08/2012|
I would try ZZZQuil, Tylenol PM or Advil PM before a prescription sleeping pill.
I cured my insomnia by exercising at the crack of dawn every day. I used to go to the gym after work but that would give me my second wind and I'd never get to sleep. When I work out in the morning, I am dog tired by 9 pm.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/08/2012|
Benadryl causes prostrate problems?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/08/2012|
Wine, weed, pills.... hey, sing us a couple verses of the Trolley Song!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/08/2012|
OP - What is the cause of your sleep problem?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/08/2012|
Try AA. Or NA.
You're an addict and alcoholic.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/08/2012|
[quote]I guess that I am just afraid to take sleeping pills, because I have heard so many horror stories
It's always potheads, people who chug down a bottle of wine of every night, and fibromyalgic lesbians who are horrified of side effects.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/08/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/08/2012|
I exercise at least an hour a day 7 days a week and drink no caffeine. Melatonin will put me to sleep, but after 3 - 4 hours I wake up.
I've been taking .5 mg of Xanax and it works well. I have skipped some nights and don't feel withdrawal symptoms the next day, but I don't sleep well.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/08/2012|
I told my doctor I was quitting weed and couldn't sleep and he prescribed me Ambien. I wouldn't hesitate asking your doctor for his recommendation - most will write you a script. You can only use it short-term, otherwise you become dependent. For a long term sleep aid, you can just take three or four benadryl or trazodone.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/08/2012|
try this OP. It works for me.
You should be able to find it at any drug store, or Whole Foods
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/08/2012|
R1, a company has the right to not hire you if you fail a drug test, prescription or not. He won't go to jail with it in his position but he will lose the job.
OP take the fucking sleeping pills. For christ sakes, a pothead worried about sleeping pills.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/08/2012|
I had a long bout of insomnia in 2008 (about 8 weeks where I slept 2 or 3 hours a night). I could barely walk it was so bad--have always needed a lot of sleep--8 or 8-1/2 hours. My internist recommended Trazodone. Worked the best of anything I'd ever taken. Still take it from time to time. At a smaller dose (25-75 mg say) it is sedating--larger dose is an antidepressant (not like Prozac though--older drug). At first it can make you feel like a zombie when you wake up (though a cup of strong coffee wakes me up). But you get over that in time. Take it about an hour before you need to fall asleep. It works for a lot of people who don't tolerate sleeping pills well and most doctors will prescribe it because it's said to be non-addicting. It's also very cheap since it's been generic for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/08/2012|
I gained a lot of weight on Trazodone and had awful nightmares. I was on a high dose (100 mg).
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/08/2012|
Sleeping pills (Ambien, xanax etc) will show up in your drug screen too. Some companies don't care if you have a prescription for sleeping pills either. They don't want to hire someone who takes controlled substances
Pot stays in your system up to a month
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/08/2012|
Physical activity will knock you out at night
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/08/2012|
Why not try NOT using drugs and alcohol to do regular daily things like sleeping which should be fairly natural? Sleeping pills are a crutch, unless you have some acute temporary condition. Otherwise you're just another drug-layering pre-Zombie. Get off the crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/08/2012|
Keep your judgmental bullshit to yourself, R25. Unless you have a concrete suggestion that will provide consistent and reasonably quick results (seeing as he will probably be unable to sleep well for at least a few nights after he stops smoking), no one cares about what you have to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/08/2012|
Try talk therapy and see what changes you can do to lead a happier life.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/08/2012|
I take melatonin.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/08/2012|
Fuck all these priss pots who are badgering OP for smoking pot.
OP, I also use medical marijuana for several ailments so I know where you're coming from. Have you tried melatonin? It's cheap to buy at the drugstore, so it's worth a shot. If that is a no-go, I would just shoot down a little bit of Nyquil. I think they just came out with Nyquil that doesn't have cold medicine in it, so it's purely there to knock you out. I would definitely try that before any scary prescription meds.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/08/2012|
Yes. Every visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/21/2012|
r26 will give up his sleeping pill addiction when they pry the scrip out of his cold dead (but asleep!) hands!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/21/2012|