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night owl

just wondering if anyone else has problems going to sleep? I can not sleep even if I have to do something the next day. :( what is a pregnant honey to do? lol
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try melatonin. your body makes it naturally so the supplement is just adding more of a naturally occurring hormone. I am having issues falling asleep at like 9, and then waking up around one or two and being up for  a few hours. It still seems like I have energy in the morning though. I need to get some but my short term disability got screwed up and now... I am broke as a joke!
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Where do you get it from? I have an appointment today for the glucose test, so should I ask my doctor. I am weird about medicine. Before I take a tylenol I will look at it like 5 times before I take it. People say that is ocd, but I only do it with meds and I have only done it since I have been pregnant. lol weird
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health food or natural store, also avail at most major drugs stores
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is it bad to take while pregnant? I just looked to make sure what time my appointment was for and it says 8 1 08 at 3:40, I thought it was for tomorrow when it was actually last week. Dang. I do not know what to do now. lol When I called them last week to ask what to do about my back hurting real bad, she said my appointment was for that day and I said that the card said 8 8 08 b/c I thought it did. :( oh no.
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My ob says to take 1 Tylenol PM at bedtime.  Only take 1 because 2 will make you really groggy in the AM.  I take 1 almost every night--I'm trying to wean myself off it so the transition to having a newborn won't be more tough than it already will be.
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My sleeping stinks because I feel so fat and heavy that when I try to roll over to change positions it wakes me up because it takes so much effort to move lol!!  Plus, I have a 2 year old sleeping between me and my husband which then limits space as well.  11 more weeks to go and then we are really gonna find out what sleep deprivation really is.  And I forgot to mention the 2-3 bathroom trips in the middle of the nite which is also an inconvience!!
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TY I am waiting for my doctor to call me back and I am going to ask what I should take. I mean I like to stay up late, but it is when I try to go to sleep I can't. :(  poor poor me. lol
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When I was in the hospital my doctor was giving me Ambien ( I don't know if it is spelled right) so I could sleep there. So when I came home I had him give me a presciption for home and if I didn't have that I don't know what I would do. Some nights I try not to take it but I end up taking it becasue I am still up at 2 or 3 in the morning. Maybe you could suggest this to your doctor.
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I was told that Benydril is safe, but then was cautioned by my midwife that it is not ideal.  They say that unless the sleeplessness is really bad, you should avoid everything.  Of course I found this out at 6 mos pregnant, after taking it a LOT!  It is a class B drug.  I'm not sure what Tylenol PM is - probably class B also.  I guess class B is safe, but only if it's absolutely necessary.  The website I checked for Melatonin said it is not safe during pregnancy.  I'd be careful of that one.  
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TY very much. I just figure that I am not going to take anything and just fall asleep when I do. :( I do not like benydril b/c it makes me feel like I am on drugs, my heart races and I get sweaty. TY for you comments and suggestions
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I had an AWFUL night last night!  In addition to the bathroom trips and rolling over all the time, I woke up around 4 and could NOT get back to sleep.  I felt miserable too.  My stomach was turning and the baby was kicking and I was so uncomfortable.  I got up and made a PB Sandwich and read awhile, but it still took several hours to fall asleep.  Then it was time to get up, of course!  UGH!
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I didn't go to sleep till 6am b/c I just could not sleep b/c when I would lay on my side it hurt.
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299356_tn?1218119764
We should've chatted at 6AM!:)

I figured out that the pillow under my belly when I'm on my side is too much, but a bunched up sheet or small blanket helps support it.  But yeah, I feel your pain.
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it *****. I love to sleep, but cant seem to. I have a generic kind of tylenol pm. Can I take that? I need sleepy. lol
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299356_tn?1218119764
As long as it's the same ingrediants, probably.  Acetominephine? (sp?)

I woke up again (and stayed awake) at 4AM last night.:(  

I had skipped my PB sandwich I had started eating before bed every night in favor of a carmel apple covered with peanuts.  I thought maybe that would have the same effect (the protein, ya know).  But I woke up.  So I'm back to my PB sandwich tonight.
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