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What time do you take it? On a concoction of meds for lupus, take them mostly late night. Started taking them earlier (7pm) and find it easier waking in the mornings. I didn't realise it helps to sleep I thought I'm just a tired person.
Wondering what dose you take & what time? On 75mg & it's for nerve pain.
10mg at 6pm, no later than 7pm - I'm very sensitive to the sedation effect so higher dose or later taking knocks me out for even longer! It still makes me feel shattered on top of my usual fatigue — I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and take it for nerve pain.
I take it as a sleeping pill! I was prescribed it because its safe to take whilst breastfeeding. I take 10mg a night to sleep. It helped me massively as i had anxiety due to PND which is why i wasnt sleeping. So it does certainly have a sedative effect. I take it an hour before i want to sleep. I dont really have a problem getting up in the mornings but can feel quite spaced out during the day. However for me that has been good!
I take 10 mg half an hour to an hour before bed. But only take it at weekends so I'm not up at the crack of dawn. If I take a higher dose I feel really drowsy the next day and have side effects for the next few weeks.
10mg to help me sleep (they help me get back to sleep when I wake up) and usually take them right before I'm ready to go to sleep, so between 9-10pm usually. Although I do feel sluggish in the mornings so after reading this thread may start taking it earlier. I'm due to give birth to my first baby imminently and have actually made an appointment to speak to the Dr about coming off it completely as if I've got a newborn baby to deal with I won't have the luxury of being able to try to get back to sleep a lot of the time and so I'll just be left feeling sluggish and sedated with a baby to deal with... Anyone got any thoughts on this? (Not to highjack your post, sorry OP!)
Hi fellow lupie cheese My dose (75mg) seems really high compared to everyone else :/ been offered gabapentin will look up side effects.
No your not hijacking at all, I stayed on 25mg when ds2 was born & I still woke when needed too, I think with children you never switch off! Try taking earlier and if you have a DP they can help too (even if it's just to wake you?)