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    cindigal posted:
    I have mostly anxiety than depression even though I have some days are not the best but I contribute it to anxiety. However I did have history of both, with many years on different meds and life circumstances. Right now I am taking my synthroid pills, which I had it since childhood (i get tested a few times a year and the labs are fine) and I take Ativan (Lorezepam is generic name) for many years and I think that after some years taking the same thing, the effects don't work anymore, as least what I think. I don't have sleeping pills at this time because the effects wore down and I didnt like side effects; which most of us know that most depression meds/or tranquilizers has side of effect of weight gain. I just take the Ativan at night just for the purpose of getting a peaceful sleep (my doc told me it's good for that).

    Since I had it so long, I am afraid that it's not keeping me sleep all night and I don't want to ask the doc for any kind of sleeping pill. I thought i could get any over-the pill for the sleep, but don't know what's the best one. Another thing, my son drives to the doc because I don't drive and he get my meds that I. I don't want him to know I am taking another kind of pill and cause him to worry. I thought i could try the Melatonin and it doesn't work on me. Does anyone take any over-the-counter pills for sleep..??

    bipoet001 responded:
    Perhaps instead of turning to meds, you might do better working with a psychologist to help work out practical ways to cope with your stress.

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