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    kerrivw
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    Hello.I have had sleep onset insomnia really bad for the past year. So bad that I had to get sleeping pills from my doctor because I work 9-5pm and couln't handle not sleeping anymore. Recently, I researched the drug I am taking called Zopiclone. I always knew it was only supposed to be taken occasionally but recently I have been taking 1/2 a pill 5 nights a week. After reading about it, I have decided to stop. Also, I have been trying to get pregnant and it is not good to take this drug. So, I am in search of other solutions which is why I joined this group. Also, because people without insomnia don't understand what it is like…

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    IvanAleisterMesniaa
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    I'm sorry about your insomnia. At least here you know you'll have people who understand you. As for getting pregnant I hope that works out for you!

    Welcome to the website and I hope you enjoy your stay, is there any other meds you can take to help your sleeping AND can be taken while pregnant. I can't remember the name but my sister was on some while she was pregnant which was alright while being pregnant.

    Welcome again!

    #12241

    cherrychapstik
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    'kerrivw' wrote on '16:

    Hello.I have had sleep onset insomnia really bad for the past year. So bad that I had to get sleeping pills from my doctor because I work 9-5pm and couln't handle not sleeping anymore. Recently, I researched the drug I am taking called Zopiclone. I always knew it was only supposed to be taken occasionally but recently I have been taking 1/2 a pill 5 nights a week. After reading about it, I have decided to stop. Also, I have been trying to get pregnant and it is not good to take this drug. So, I am in search of other solutions which is why I joined this group. Also, because people without insomnia don't understand what it is like…

    Welcome! Nice to meet you. Insomnia sucks, and it's true that people that don't have it don't get it. I take ambien, although after about 7 months of taking it, I think it's finally losing its effects. Perfect timing too, because I'm starting to sleep better, which means I could go off it for a while and then go back on it if I needed to. Is there an underlying reason for your insomnia?

    #12242

    cherrychapstik
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    'IvanAleisterMesniaa' wrote on '16:

    I'm sorry about your insomnia. At least here you know you'll have people who understand you. As for getting pregnant I hope that works out for you!

    Welcome to the website and I hope you enjoy your stay, is there any other meds you can take to help your sleeping AND can be taken while pregnant. I can't remember the name but my sister was on some while she was pregnant which was alright while being pregnant.

    Welcome again!

    Ambien can be taken during pregnancy. It's an “AB” drug which means it is safe. My sister-in-law gets pregnancy induced insomnia, so she takes 5 mg when she's pregnant.

    #12243

    kerrivw
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    'cherrychapstik' wrote on '16:

    Welcome! Nice to meet you. Insomnia sucks, and it's true that people that don't have it don't get it. I take ambien, although after about 7 months of taking it, I think it's finally losing its effects. Perfect timing too, because I'm starting to sleep better, which means I could go off it for a while and then go back on it if I needed to. Is there an underlying reason for your insomnia?

    Possible underlying reasons include: I stopped smoking pot/cigarettes and stressed about fertility BUT I think I have things under control now. Been sleeping better without any pills so hopefully it will stay that way.

    #12244

    kerrivw
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    'cherrychapstik' wrote on '16:

    Ambien can be taken during pregnancy. It's an “AB” drug which means it is safe. My sister-in-law gets pregnancy induced insomnia, so she takes 5 mg when she's pregnant.

    That's great! Thanks a lot for the info so I can ask my doctor about taking Ambien while I'm trying to conceive.

    #12245

    IvanAleisterMesniaa
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    I think you can take Benadryl, and Lunesta as well.

    #12246

    cherrychapstik
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    'IvanAleisterMesniaa' wrote on '16:

    I think you can take Benadryl, and Lunesta as well.

    What she was taking is the name of Lunesta in other place I think. And Lunesta is not supposed to be taken during pregnancy. It is a “C” medicine which means it should only be taken if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks to a baby.

    I think that Benadryl and Ambien are in the same class. And I actually have seen many things saying they are B OR C, so talk to your doctor. But, my sister-in-law was prescribed 5 mgs of ambien for her pregnancy insomnia, and her doctor said there were almost no risks.

    #12247

    sleepy lies
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    Hi there, welcome to the forum.

    I also had trouble sleeping before I got pregnant and I took something called 'zolpidem'. It's the belgian name, I don't know what it's called in the US or Canada. I had to stop taking it before we started trying.

    So I was a little worried about sleeping but I didn't want to hurt my baby.

    I got pregnant almost right away and I practically slept through my pregnancy. It was such a bliss. I didn't suffer any insomnia whilst being pregnant, so that was a huge relief.

    I hope it works the same way for you.

    Good luck with getting pregnant and getting some sleep.

    #12248

    Martin Reed
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    Welcome to the group, Kerri! As you've already seen, we're a very supportive bunch of people.

    Thanks for introducing yourself. I look forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you better. Good luck with getting pregnant and hopefully we can all help you deal with your insomnia.

    #12249

    kerrivw
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    'Martin' wrote on '17:

    Welcome to the group, Kerri! As you've already seen, we're a very supportive bunch of people.

    Thanks for introducing yourself. I look forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you better. Good luck with getting pregnant and hopefully we can all help you deal with your insomnia.

    Thank you! Even though I have been sleeping better this past week, it is comforting to know I have somewhere to turn if it comes back.

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