Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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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.

  1. heapsreal

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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.


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