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Over-the-counter sleeping pills?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jul 7, 2003.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    I want to go to bed at a decent hour for once this summer. What are some good sleeping pills that I can get at Albertsons or Vons or something that are not prescription and are not cold medications?
     
  2. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Benadryl or tylenol pm. The later has the same active ingredient.

    Why dont you ask your parents about tthis first.

    Better yet have Mommy rock you and sing you a lullaby.
     
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    The tylenol PM's and benadryl stuff don't work for me. My system is fr to 1337 for that weak stuff.

    I'm talking something like Codine or something... maybe my step dad could get me some from the pharmacy...
     
  4. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    speak english please
     
  5. They never worked all that well for me. I once took about 7-8 pills because the regular 1-2 dosage did nothing for me. Of course neither did the 7-8 pills and It was the most powerful stuff they can sell. Some hot Chamomile tea worked better than these pills did.
     
  6. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Codeine is habit forming. Don't even joke about that.

    Sleeping pills and some allergy/cold remedies have the same active ingredient : diphenhydramine.

    I'd look into an vigorous excercise program and healthy eating instead of pharmaceuticals to help you fall asleep.
     
  7. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I will second that!!! Lay off the caffeine. No more Red Bull!! Lay off the video games a few hours before bed. No more rock music fbefore bed.

    Relax
     
  8. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Oh and do a search!! this has been talked about many times in OT.
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    I had to take 2 after a hospital visit do to some burns, and that knocked me out cold for hours.

    I just want one or 2 so I can get myself in a decent pattern again. Like, asleep by 11:45 up by 8:30.

    I'm in trouble when school starts up cause band has practice at 7 in the morning.
     
  10. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Repetition is the key to learning : Codeine is habit forming. Don't even joke about that.


    Codiene is an opiate. It's close to heroin and morphine. No doctor who wants to keep practicing will prescribe it as a sleep aid.

    If you want a a head start on a crippling addiction and want to know the hell that withdrawal is, keep it up.


    :meh:
     
  11. babecker

    babecker

    Mar 7, 2002
    Sykesville, MD
    Exercising daily and avoiding sleep-aid drugs are my recommendations.
     
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    OK, so Codeine is out of the question, is there anything besides tylenol pm and benadryl and nyquil?
     
  13. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    You're not hearing the voices in the choir here. Pills are a quick fix that can lead to problems later on. Natural methods are best.

    Sonata and Ambien are the newest prescription sleep-aids. Those are meant for short term use and are not available over the counter.

    Any prescribimg health care professional who isn't Dr. Nick from The Simpsons will probably at least ask if you have a decent level of physical activity. He or She will also want to know whether or not you sit around drinking soda, eating sugary foods and wasting internet bandwidth. That's what is keeping you awake.;)
     
  14. I have one word for you: Sominex


    I dont ever need it anymore since I can sleep fairly easily now, but itl knock ya out good.
     
  15. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    Why don't you try getting up real early? That works for me.
     
  16. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    One thing that has worked many times in the past for me, dont sleep at all for a day.

    I will be hard to do, but instead of getting to sleep at like 4 in the morning and waking up late in the day, dont sleep at all. You will be good and tired come it time for sleep at about 9 or 10 that night. You'll wake up at 8 or 9 the next morning, and your sleep is back on schedule.
     
  17. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Melatonin. It's available at your grocery or pharmacy. Safe and effective. I use it all the time. Synthetic/not from animal source is preferred, in light of BSE and all.

    Diphenhydramine is for the birds.
     
  18. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Thanks.

    I accidently did that last night actually... I was watching indiana jones... then i just tried to fall asleep, and ended up laying there for 2 hours, then read harry potter till 7`ish... then feel asleep, then woke up at 12:30... so I should be good and tired tonight.
     

  19. Sominex never worked for me. And if MM is the same as me (in terms of tolerances, which I think were pretty close) it won't work for him either. I guess just take melatonin or work out before you sleep.
     
  20. that's what works for me!

    as far as over-the-counter sleeping pills; they don't help me sleep, but i used to body-trip off of about a dozen or so. pretty unhealthy... i stopped doing that.