I have been on sleep meds for several years, I switch back and forth from Zolpidem to Especlone when they stop working. Tried some others but they had no effect.
This is the first time I have tried the extended release version. I tried the 6.25mg dose, for a month, I would just average about 4 hours of sleep with it, so we upped to the max dose of 12.5mg. This was the first night, I wanted to get a good nights sleep, because I am driving to my Mom’s house, nad will have a full day of cleaning and repair work, the drug failed horribly, I was wide awake until 1:30 am then slept until 3;30 am, then dosed a little in the early morning. Mostly I was wide awake and staring at the ceiling or petting my cat.
I will have to see about weaning myself off of the hypno drugs and go back to using melatonin, I was given 25mg SR melatonin by one doctor a few years ago, it was from a compound pharmacy.
I guess it might be time for a sleep study, but my insurance has decided that they have spent enough on me, and are no claiming everything. I got a big packet of no claims and forms to contest it. They are even questioning the CT imaging of the suspicious lesions on my spine, I will find out next week if they approve it.
I guess I will go into overdrive with some lattes to get my Mom’s house done, it will be a rough ride home tonight…