Tylenol PM and insomnia

loulou16December 22, 2001

I have begun taking tylenol PM to induce sleep for me since I stopped taking my HRT. It seems to work very well and I was wondering if anyone has tried it for their wakeful menopausal nights. I don't feel too drowsy in the am, so I guess it will be okay for me. I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks Lou

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JoJoZ

I don't like drugs. Especially Tylenol, which wreaks havoc on your liver. I use L-Tryptophan with wonderful results! Note - this is not 5-HTP, which gives me terrible stomach pain - but real L-Tryptophan (it's still available; you just have to look for it). Also, I found that fixing my hormones (adrenals etc.) made a HUGE difference in my sleep -- my insomnia before that was realllllly bad: it got worse and worse over several years, to the point where I was only sleeping 15-30 minutes per night. Now I sleep 6 to 9 hours per night, usually waking up once to pee, sometimes not waking up at all -- it's so wonderful !

Love, JoJo

    Bookmark   December 22, 2001 at 11:56AM
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loulou16

Hi Jo Jo
Well I will take the tylenol until next week when I speak with my doctor. She may want to put me on a natural progesterone cream.It is suppose to make you sleep better. I thought tht they banned L-Tryptophan. Is it back on the market? I can't believe that you were only sleeping 15-30 minutes. I sleep okay without the tylenol, but I keep waking every few hours and that makes me crazy since I was such a good sleeper when on HRT. What do you mean fixing your adrenals? Thanks Lou

    Bookmark   December 22, 2001 at 4:35PM
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debbeeanne

If you want the same effects as tylenol pm without the painkiller, take benedryl. It is the same ingredient as the "PM" part.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2002 at 10:07PM
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jifrah

I can't remember where I read this (on another thread here?) but taking calcium at bedtime seems to help me have a better quality sleep. I may awake during the night but I am able to get easily back to sleep. Someone suggested perhaps its like drinking a warm glass milk at bedtime.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2002 at 9:51AM
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greeku

Your Post is good. With the use of Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis you can experience significantly improved sleep, mood, and energy. By learning to successfully use the techniques of self-hypnosis, you will take control of your sleep, mind, and body. You will be empowered by the realization that the key to conquering insomnia resides within you Therefore, you will boost your confidence in your personal power and strengthen your sense of self-esteem, which is fundamental to optimal health and well-being

    Bookmark   March 18, 2010 at 2:56AM
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