Are benzos the only that that gives you sleep or are you dependent, because there is a difference. I was in love with Xanax and klonopin. Got off the Xanax first and then a
Miserable year getting off the klonopin. After that I couldn't look at a benzo, they called my name.
After that I used to sleep with trazodone and suntheanine only. Then they stopped working. I really struggled when I realized the only thing that would get me to sleep was benzos layered with a bunch of other things including antihistamines,
Passion flower, trazodone, kava, seroquel, doxepin, suntheanine, tizanidine. I alternate nightly so I don't develop tolerance.
I never got any help from lithium and nothing I take alone helps me sleep. I have to have a benzo or a z drug . There are some of us who just need them. I don't think about them and I my take them to initiate sleep.
If you are dependent or addicted that is one thing. If you just dont to take them that is another. It took me months with zero sleep to finally make peace with needing benzos to sleep. And I've tried not too. Doesnt work for me.
i'm not sure i understand the question. I think benzos are the only thing that gets be to sleep. But i also think i'm dependent on them, if that makes sense. a few nights ago, i fell asleep on my own, with a large concoction of baboon (cowden, its chamomile) l thinning, gaba, lithium rotate, magnesium.... not sure if there was anything else...I did fall asleep , i woke , i didn't look at clock it could have been 5 mins for all i know. Bit for me to have fallen asleep was progress.
i was on clonaz or loraz or one of those this past summer and was label to get off, so i'm not super nervous that i can't get off them. But at the time i also didn't need the loraz every night , it was like every third night, now it's every night.
I just got cartels back, i'm WAY over range in morning, pretty low around 11a, kinda low at 4pm and normalish at 10pm. So i don't know if it's cortisol messing me up.i guess being totally deficient in b's could be one reason????
i thought i read on another site that lithium O helps ppl with sleep and to take it at bedtime?!??
passionflower and valerian root DO not work for me, never tried kava.
Another thing, getting homosteine and histamine tested , i think monday, so i will know more in that area.