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Help, I haven't slept in 4 days!!!!

Hi everyone.  I had a one year addiction to Dihydrocodeine.  The last 4 months I've been on Temgesic (Subutex), only 3 (.2 micrograms) tabs a day.  The last week before stopping I was down to 1.5 - 2 tablets.  I went cold turkey off of the Temgesic 4 days ago and have barely slept at all!!!!  I actually feel OK during the day, I can function and I can make it through this, but now it's 5am an day 4 and I still haven't slept!!!  I know I can do this, but how or when am I ever going to be able to sleep????  I refuse to take anything like xanax to sleep, I want to do this as naturally as possible.  Having said that, is there anything somewhat natural I can take (ie.  NON prescription) that will help me to sleep??  Or if I have to ride this out, when will the restless leg syndrome finally go away???  I'm exhausted and sometimes I fall asleep but wake up 10 minutes later with horrible restless leg.  Please help!!!  

Thanks so much,
Kiera.
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Have you tried Melatonin?
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melatonin, valerian root, l-theanine plus a little tylenol pm worked like a charm for me.
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Dont feel alone, I havent slept more then 4-5 hours in at least a month! I know its horrible but its just gonna take time, & yes melatonin might be a benifet for you? Some people it works for & some it doesnt. But give it a try, you may have better luck then I did. Penelope
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There is a liquid mxture of tryptophan and melatonin available...i did not try it but saw it online when i goodgled liquid sleep formulas...seems like it would work fast being a liquid as well...supplements taken at night like theanine, cal/mag, 5htp, gaba can help as well...getting your house to a real cold temp can help slow your metabolism and help a bit too...good luck..sleep is so important to feeling good i know
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