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Old October 20th 04, 11:06 PM
Donna Metler
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"Anne Rogers" wrote in message
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are there any that you can take, either herbal, over the counter or
prescription, currently my sleep is iffy, but good enough, it could easily
tumble into disasterous, so I'm doing my research in advance


You can try benedryl-it's in a lot of over the counter sleep aids, and if
you get just the allergy tablets you can more closely limit the dosage (my
OB requested that I start with 25 mg (the children's size dose) and then
move up by 25's to the 100 mg standard adult dose if I needed to take it).

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Old October 21st 04, 04:19 AM
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My dr approves of Benedryl (diphenhydramine?) as a sleeping aid and also
chamomile tea. YMMV with either. Benedryl suits me just fine, but if my
husband takes it to sleep he's dopey the next morning. Be sure to ask
your OB or midwife what s/he recommends.

Good luck,
Rebecca

Anne Rogers wrote:

are there any that you can take, either herbal, over the counter or
prescription, currently my sleep is iffy, but good enough, it could easily
tumble into disasterous, so I'm doing my research in advance



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Old October 21st 04, 04:26 PM
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thanks guys, I''ll need to look up the actual name of the drug as the trade
names are different here, but it the antihistamine one, which usually really
helps me so I might try it, last night was a disaster!


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Old October 21st 04, 04:27 PM
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My dr approves of Benedryl (diphenhydramine?) as a sleeping aid and also
chamomile tea. YMMV with either. Benedryl suits me just fine, but if my
husband takes it to sleep he's dopey the next morning.


great, that's what my OTC ones have in them

On me Benadryl simply doesn't work (to put me to sleep, that is, works
fine on
hay fever). Some people just don't get sleepy from antihistamines.

Most OTC sleep aids, as far as I know, are failed antihistamines that made
people drowsy more than they actually helped any allergy symptoms.


they usually work for me and I don't suffer after effects


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Old October 21st 04, 05:20 PM
Sarah Vaughan
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In message [email protected], Anne Rogers
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are there any that you can take, either herbal, over the counter or
prescription, currently my sleep is iffy, but good enough, it could easily
tumble into disasterous, so I'm doing my research in advance


When I was working in Obstetrics we used to be OK with prescribing women
Temazepam. Of course, this was from late second trimester onwards, so I
don't know what the evidence is on taking it in the first trimester.

One non-medical remedy that's been shown to work is to massage yourself
with lavender oil or lemon balm. I can't believe that would be likely
to do any harm, since it's only applied to your skin, so you could give
that a go.


All the best,

Sarah

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Old October 21st 04, 07:53 PM
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Being an anti-medication freak, I'd endeavour to find an alternative to
drugs. I used to find having a nice warm bath, lots of creams and body
potions, a warm, malted milk drink and Lavendar drops on my pillow would
knock me out. Each to their own I guess.
Best of luck
Helen
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