None of the meds and herbals I've tried have fixed my sleep problems. Suggestions?

Published: March 10, 2013
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I have been managing CFS for 16 years with ups and downs but recently i had a severe crash and now I am starting over from zero. In fact, its the worst my CFS has been with regard to sleep and energy. In the past, my sleep cocktail of choice which worked pretty well with 25 mg of Trazodone, 25 mg of Klonpin, occasionally throwing in benadryl and or HTTP. When I have tried Ambien, my body seems to fight it and when I do sleep, taking another 1/2 or Intermezzo in the middle of the night never works and leaves me in an agitated sleepless state. Sonata did not work either. Now, I am taking 1 mg of Klonopin, 25mg of Trazodone, and 4 pills of your recommended sleep therapy. My sleep is still somewhat erratic and the next day sedation is rough. Do you have any better recommendations?

Answer

Ask your physician to add in Gabapentin (Neurontin) and 3-5 mg of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine). L&B, Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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