I Am Addicted to Sleeping Pills

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    Has anyone successfully gotten off?

    I took 200mg of Benadryl, 2mg of Ativan and 30 mg of melatonin and it does nothing for me. I'm still wide awake.
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    Aug 18, 2015

    Little Blue Miracles.

    I was having a panic attack and just wanted to go to sleep.  I have some over the counter pain relief sleepng pills.  Since I am a lightweight with drugs and alcohol, I took 1/4 of the pill.  It didn't put me to sleep, but it calmed me, miraculously. ...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2009

    It's True

    it started off well enough intentioned by one of most wonderful doctors, who is now sadly as of last summer deceased! i had a sleep study performed on me, and amongst the stew of my symptoms, the leg movement was detected, so he suggested this for REM sleep. When you have leg...
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    8 Responses May 3, 2010

    not anymore, slowly weening myself off.

    ...so my sleep is very irregular....smh
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    Aug 18, 2015

    Yes I Am

    I can't go 24 hours without taking my sleeping pills, weather I am going to sleep or not, its like I need them to get through the day, and its really hard, when I go so long without taking them, my hands shake, idk if it is because i just have got use to having them in my system...
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    1 Response Nov 10, 2012

    Not by choice though,

    not at all. In 2003 I was put in a rehabilitation home for a year and the dr there was so paranoid that we were plotting to attack him that he drugged us down pretty much all the time. At night he had me on 14 pills to put me to sleep and after a year of this treatment my brain...
    Lightworker76 Lightworker76
    41-45, F
    Jan 29, 2014

    I Am Addicted to Sleeping Pills...

    I am really addicted to my damn sleeping pills, I can't go a day without them. Along with what is perscribed for me, I also take like four or five tylenol PM's just to get some sleep. I have tired to sleep without taking them, but it didn't work so well. I feel...
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    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009
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