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!!!
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
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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