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I Was Addicted to Sleeping Pills

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    I didn't even want to take the pills. But the doctor said they might help me sleep better, and that they weren't very addictive - ha! I was taking one each night - you aren't supposed to do that. And you were only supposed to take them a couple weeks - I had them for about 3...
    Semety Semety 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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    How big are these pills ? Help
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    I want to make sure they're small pills. How big are they?
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