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Life Extension site/sleep meds for fibro, i guess cfs too

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by heapsreal, Nov 23, 2010.

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    Sleep aids. Medications such as zolpidem (Ambien) that are designed to promote sleep can be successful, but people usually develop a tolerance to sleep medications when used over time; the drugs just stop working. One way of delaying or avoiding the tolerance effect is to use a different sleep aid each night. For example, a patient with fibromyalgia may want to start off with the following drug combinations:

    ■Night 1: 5 to 10 milligrams (mg) of zolpidem
    ■Night 2: 1 to 3 mg of clonazepam (Klonopin)
    ■Night 3: 23 to 46 mg of clorazepate (Tranxene)
    ■Night 4: 5 to 10 mg of zolpidem again, followed by clonazepam the next night and clorazepate the next.
    Additional sleep aids include the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline (which has many side effects), the over-the-counter drug doxylamine hydrochloride (sold under the brand-name Unisom and generically), and melatonin in doses of 300 micrograms (mcg) to 6 mg at bedtime

    I have just found this i thought it was interesting as its similar to what i do but with different meds.

    cheers!!

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