Semi-Urgent-best, safest sleep med per circumstances

GettinMyFeetWet

Hey All,

I recently started the Sub taper, going well, not really missing my hydros much at all.
One snafu: I drank a bit tonight. Not much, 2 mixed drinks and a beer. I’m not too tired, and I have to be up around 10am tomorrow for work.

Here’s what I have for sleep:

-Gabapentin 100mg (30 pills or so)
-Clonodine .1mg (28 pills)
-Valium 10mg (plenty)
-Tamezepam 30mg (just a cpl left from an old script)
-Ambien CR 12.5
-Seroquel 25mg

I put the seroquel last cuz that leaves me with a KILLER hangover that makes it real hard to get out of bed. I will have my sleep apnea machine running, so not too worried about dying, but just want to wake up not too hung over. Any recommendations? Sooner the better, looking to hit the hay in about 30 minutes.
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woamotive

Can’t you just sleep w/o those?
+ I know nothing of your tolerance (to alcohol, or to any of the above listed drugs)… so it’s hard to tell you what is best for you. Impossible, really.

If tolerant (minimally to all), I will assume this and answer – temazepam. this will last for shorter period of time than Valium (which would also be great – but lasts longer.).

amapola

I think you are going to know what works for sleep for you better than we will?

Personally I go with diphenhydramine if I can’t drift off and have some zolpidem on hand if I need some short but quality sleep.

BanginMyLifeAway

since u got plenty of valuims…. nah really tho yea like they said u should know what works best for u…

im also in the rut of findin sleep after coming off subs… only thing that works for me is xanex and i dont have none no more so i just get a few hours here and there

GettinMyFeetWet

Some pertinent info I forgot: it’s 1am here now, and my sub schedule is 1mg PM (which I took at 8pm tonight) and 1mg AM (which I took at 9am this morning)

GettinMyFeetWet

i have a decent sized tolerance, but I’m not sure how much the sub will potentiate that. usually 10mg valium will relax me, 30mg will put me down.

GettinMyFeetWet

or(forgot to add) how much clonodine or gabapentin will potentiate them. i took .1mg of clonodine at 8pm and 100mg of gaba at 9pm.

GettinMyFeetWet

but thanx all for the replies, i think i’ll go for the quick but powerful punch of a tamazzie.

GettinMyFeetWet

still curious if this is a safe mix. 1mg sub 8 pm, 3 drinks 10-12pm, 30mg temaz+couple vapes of white widow 1:30am. heart beat feels a bit fast-.1mg clonidine safe?

halfoz

i’d combine the tams withe ambien. there’s no way you’re staying awake through that, and you shouldn’t feel hungover in the morning.

lmc422

Clonadine is a blood pressure medication. So it will lower your heart rate. Clonadine has many uses. Around 14 or so years ago I was prescribed it for restless leg syndrome. It got rid of my restless legs only bc it knocked me out. This was before my drug use began. I’ve used it for withdrawal symptoms but it really didn’t seem to do much of anything accept make me a little sleepy and took away a minut amount of the achyness.

So your safe taking it bc it will slow your heart rate down. But only take one .1 pill. Or if your too nervous to take it, take a valuim or two bc that will too slow your heart rate down.

purple_cloud

I think you are going to know what works for sleep for you better than we will?

Personally I go with diphenhydramine if I can’t drift off and have some zolpidem on hand if I need some short but quality sleep.

This exactly, minus the zolpidem 🙂 Diphenhydramine is pretty good for sleep (and allergic reactions!) and doxylamine has been recommended to me as well but I’ve yet to try it. Everyone needs different things to get to sleep, but out of what you have perhaps use the ambien.

Also, please don’t use “semi-urgent” in your thread titles in the future…it’s not going to get your question answered faster.

kokaino

The strongest sedative you have is temazepam and it’s an hypnotic meant for sleep (and it wont leave you with a hangover as it is a short acting benzo and it’s safe if you use it just 1 time for sleep) – but you want the “safest sleep med”, then I would say diphenhydramine like many other have said. I’d got with a 75 mg dose and wait 45 minutes.