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Question Need Dexedrine for Work, Can't sleep

After a potentially life-threatening distraction on the job, I was diagnosed at age 40, and immediately started on Dexedrine. I take it 3 times a day, to get through a 12 hour shift. I also started on Zopiclone (Imovane) at the same time. I also have a surgically shortened gut, so my absorption is in un-charted waters. Zopiclone 7.5 mg did nothing, so I went to 15 mg. This works, to counteract the wakefulness, but I noticed that I get the "waking amnesia" side effect, where I do things, (not stupid, but may be cooking, talking on the phone, sending e-mails, whatever) with absolutely no knowledge of having done it the next morning. So I asked a new Dr. to try something else. He said to try Temazepam. 25mg did nothing, 50 mg did nothing, 75 mg did nothing...I don't know if there is something better, or a higher dose is still needed. I work nights, so sleeping the next day is crucial, otherwise I am awake straight through, and then have to go back to work, on no sleep. I have ended up staying awake for up to 66 hours straight... What have you found that works for you?
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Re: Need Dexedrine for Work, Can't sleep

Have you tried reducing your final dose of Dexedrine to a smaller amount?
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Try taking Magnesium before bed at night. I find I get a better sleep when I do.
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Re: Need Dexedrine for Work, Can't sleep

Despite anything anyone can say, in the end you need sleep for work even more than you need Dexedrine for work. That means, despite anything anyone can say, there is going to be a compromise. It's better to start out already knowing that.
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