How do I get help for insomnia?
I am suffering from severe insomnia. I went to the doctor to see if I could get a prescription to help me sleep. She refused to give me anything and she just told me to take some unisom. What should I do?
See a different doc. I've had insomnia for over 40 years. It began when I was 16. I am now 57. My "sleep clock" is broken. My insomnia story is at http://www.fms-help.com/insomnia.htm A list of things I've tried for sleep (unisom was one of them) is at http://www.fms-help.com/sleep.htm A list of things I use now is at http://www.fms-help.com/what.htm I do get restorative sleep almost every night now, thanks to a caring doc who worked with me to find the right meds for my problem. (Doctor of internal medicine) Insomnia can wreck your health and immune system. Find a better doc! My guess is that your doc doesn't have this problem so doesn't understand. My doc has to take sleep meds himself, so he understands. I always take the least amount of any med to get a positive effect and avoid any unpleasant side effect, such as next day drowsiness. Use a pill splitter (cheap gadget from Walmart or any pharmacy).