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Trying to taper off Lunesta

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by soxfan, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. soxfan

    soxfan Senior Member

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    Thank you...I will need all the luck I can get. My doctor had given me an herbal med a few months ago which he said works like valium. I think I will order some more of that since I used it all up. It was called Kavinace and seemed to work at calming my overstimulation problems! Maybe it will help with this as well.
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    I would be tempted to test your adrenal hormones dhea, cortisol, progesterone etc these can have an impact on overstimulation.

    cheers!!!
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    soxfan Senior Member

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    heapsreal...yeah I had all those tested in November (2010). My cortisol was very low am..midday..pm but not night. The only other thing that was off and very low was serotonin. Everything else tested in the middle of the normal range.
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Look into phosphatidylserine(PS) 200-300mg at night can help with high night time cortisol levels and 1000-3000mg of tryptophan (help with serotonin and melatonin)before bed and atleast a couple of hours after eating any protein. Withania is another herb that can help with adrenal problems and has a more relaxing effect which can help with sleep. You can get most of this stuff from iherb, the PS is probably the most expensive. Even though your cortisol levels are not necassarily low, more irratic, this can be a sign of adrenal fatigue, but what i have mentioned can help.

    good luck dude,
    cheers!!!
    ps also if trying to get off sleeping tabs like benzo's, a few people have had success with baclofen, worth a google.
    cheers!!!

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