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Debbie - March 20

I have not been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but for the last 3 months I have experienced pain in my hips that at times migrates to my neck and shoulders. Within the past 3 weeks, I have developed insomnia. The doctor has prescribed Cymbalta and Ambien. Unfortunately, I am going to sleep but wake up after 3-4 hours and can't get back to sleep. Do you guys have any suggestions on the best sleep medication? Someone I know suggested Remeron.

 

Suffering - March 19

I have been prescribed sleeping pill all of which did not work, I am now taking Elavil which has helped. On some nights I still may have to use a sleeping pill but these nights have become less frequent.

 

JB - March 19

I take a Xanax with an Equate PM (Tylenol PM) at bedtime.

 

AKFlyfisher - March 20

Debbie
I tried all the "new" antidepressants and none of them worked for me, Zoloft, Paxil, Cymbalta, Effexor, and others and only Elavil has helped me the past 6 years. Only bad side affect for me is dry mouth and weight gain around 20 pounds. Some nights I wake up and others I dont. Dont take too much or you will be tired all the next day. I take 50mg now and 100 gave me restless legs. I heard others take 10-25 mg per night. Good luck.

 

Suffering - March 20

Thanks for adding those 2 side effects I have them also. I can only handle 10mg a night or I am groggy the next day.

 

kerri - March 20

i was on elavil and ambien. the combo worked ok, but not great. For the past two months i've been on Lunesta. FANTASTIC!!!! I haven't slept like this in two years. i actually wake up feeling as if i've slept. I almost forgot what it was like to sleep...until Lunesta!!!

 

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