I've had insomnia all my life and have been diagnosed with idiopathic insomnia. I used to have the problem as a baby, toddler.. you name it, I've been dealing with it every day of my life.
I've tried Ambien, Sonata.. I would not recommend these because I actually woke up in the middle of the night hallucinating and scared the crap out of my ex-boyfriend, ahaha. They also are very similar to one another, so. Ambien's come out with a CR version that is in 6.25mg and 12.5mg.. I haven't tried those, but after what happened with the hallucinating, hahaha no thanks.
I've also been on trazodone for sleep alone. It did help me, but I had to take 300mg at night. Also, it would only work the first night I took it, then the next time it wouldn't help. Also.. it gave me incredibly low blood pressure, so bad I'd black out after standing up.
I've been on Rozerem, which is a new sleep aid which helps your sleep cycle.. It's good if you have a sleep disorder relating to that, however, it doesn't help me. But you will wake up without feeling groggy, which is good.
I haven't taken Lunesta, but my mother does, and she completely knocks out to the point where it's impossible to wake her up almost, and with my anxiety, I'm afraid to leave myself vulnerable like that at this point.
I've tried triazolam as well, which is usually used for people suffering from jet lag. It helped me sleep sometimes, and has been better than all the other medication I've taken.. however, with it comes a tendency for addiction and doctors therefore don't really prescribe it that often.
Right now I take melatonin and valerian root. Eh, it doesn't really help me that much, but I've tried every drug solution that I know of. I don't think I'm ever going to find a solution, but hahah I just decided to write this out and let you guys know about what I've tried.
Edited by Utopian, 31 January 2007 - 05:52 AM.