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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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    Effexor Xr Withdrawal

    I would like to share with someone else the nightmare I live attempting to withdraw from the anti-depressant Effexor. I would like to know if anyone has an answer to help with the insomnia and joint pain.
    sewingaddict sewingaddict 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    It Works For Me

    I take Valerian Root for insomnia.  I took prescription drugs for depression and insomnia for almost 20 yrs.  Paxil and Trasidone. Both are prescribed for depression but the trasidone was specifically given for its sleep properties. Well I decided to...
    andie42 andie42 46-50 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    Finding Mr. Sandman With Mr. Valerian

    Sleep and I don't get along very well. I often find myself staying up very late into the night, or not sleeping at all, because of anxiety or tangential thoughts. My mind won't turn off, and sometimes the only way to unwind is just to zone out in front of the television.But...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2006

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    Does Valerian Root Aggravate Nightmare Disorder?

    Valerian root doesn't work for everybody. But I came across it in the desperate search to alleviate my insomnia. I think it is possible to develop a tolerance to it. But my question is, I also hear valerian root is known to provoke nightmare disorder, and while taking it, I've...
    toothpastesoup toothpastesoup 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I Can Sleep! =)

    Ever since I can remember I haven't been able to fall asleep easily. When I was little, I used to stay up for hours every night just staring at the wall. My parents would always get mad at me for staying up so late. And I would always ask them how to fall asleep but of course...
    MrJahbroniJones MrJahbroniJones 18-21 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Bar None, Best Sleep Aide Ever For Me

    I have never not be an insomniac. Sleep elludes me, almost no matter what I do. I have been put on trazodone, klonopin, xanax, ambien, lunesta, seroquel and countless other pharmeceutical sleep aids, but nothing ever helped me. In fact, I have taken enough ambien and ...
    andthelawwon andthelawwon 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Can't Get To Sleep? Insomniacs Anonymous Art Project

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    insomniacsanonymous insomniacsanonymous 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    I Take It Because It's Awesome

    I don't have a problem getting to sleep, but the caplets are soothing, like you just get really relaxed when you take them. I only take two, but you can take up to six caplets at once. And, it also makes me feel better if I'm feeling sluggish, or kinda sick, it alleviates that...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F Sep 16, 2011

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    Does this really work?

    Coz my friend tried giving it to me for my insomnia, I don't recall it working :(
    tunstell tunstell 26-30 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    At Least I Used To..

    I used it almost every day for some months.. they didn't help me to sleep.. so one day I took a pill in the morning to see if they'll make me feel sleepy... Nothing happened but somehow I thought they would help me relaxing.. so  I took some pills (taken over the whole day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2007

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