View Full Version : Rotating Sleep Pills to prevent tolerance?


The_Colossus
11-22-07, 10:41 PM
I don't sleep particularly well and if I don't get a good nights sleep I feel completely awful the next day. If I take a few pills I'll develop tolerance fairly quickly. Do you think if I rotated sleeping aids like 1 differnt pill a week I won't develop tolerance to them?

netsavy006
11-22-07, 10:49 PM
It's a possibility.

ozchris
11-22-07, 11:45 PM
It's possible but you're in dangerous waters if you start relying on lots of different sleeping pills. You might build a tolerance to all of them.

How much exercise do you get a week?

QueensU_girl
11-23-07, 01:28 AM
hello, not safe.

if you have sleeping problems that bad, you should talk to your doctor.

people can get into trouble with self-medicating and poly-drug use.

sleep problems _that are so bad that are rotating_ a VARIETY OF DRUGS, merit a sleep clinic visit, IMNSHO.

QueensU_girl
11-23-07, 01:31 AM
Certain meds (esp. the "non addictive Rx ones" can cause terrible problems. (e.g. Ambien and the Benzos and their cousins).

Car crashes, amnesias, learning and memory problems, dangerous falls, etc.

Maybe you have heard of the Patrick Kennedy case?

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Matt S.
11-23-07, 06:22 PM
Are you the Seroquel guy?

I think I remember a post of yours that's why I ask.

You can take up to 800 mg a day of Seroquel.

It is only safe to do that if it is okay with the doctor.

netsavy006
11-23-07, 06:53 PM
Ian just got his seroquel xr uppered from 400mg to 800mg.

The_Colossus
11-24-07, 08:55 PM
I excersise on a treadmill 2-3 times a week for 45 minutes.

Im the Seroquel guy. Taking 50 mg makes me sleep 10 hours and even than Im very groggy and lathergic the next day. Don't know what would happen if I took 800. I'd probably sleep 16 hours and feel dead.