O/Tish- Sleeping tablets for me

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  1. Tudor Rose

    Tudor Rose Mummy

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    im having a very stressful time of it lately due to family problems (my side). i havent slept properly for about 2 weeks now getting as little as 2/3 hours a night and no daytime nap. im thinking of taking sleeping tablets to help me tonight as the lack of sleep is now making me physically ill. im worried that i wont hear LO wake for her night feed or be able to feed her ( im FF). ive never taken sleping tablets before but im at my wits end im desperate for sleep.

    Any advice?:flower:
     
  2. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    If your going to the gp i dont know if they will give you them with a baby or children in thee house if there isent another adult in the house. My mams GP wouldent give her any untill i turned 16. (she was a single mum)

    Have you tryed none medicinal ways to help you nodd off?
     
  3. Tudor Rose

    Tudor Rose Mummy

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    My DH is in the house but i do night feeds as he works alot of hours.
     
  4. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    If you really need them your GP should give you a light sedative. I was on sedatives for 24 months after I had T. You Won't wake up the first few nights until your body adjusts. After that you should be fine.
     
  5. ouchwithNo.2

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    I used them for a while couple years back when I was adjusting from a night shift job to days and it wasn't so much the waking in the night to noise that was an issue but the getting going - feeling groggy and almost hungover all day.
    That IMO was a thousand times worse than feeling shattered.
    If you can I would try a non-medicinal route first, maybe some exercise in the evening if you can, tv off, reading, etc etc x
     
  6. Kitty23

    Kitty23 Mummy to Poppy and Noah

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    I take sleeping tablets every other night and I can still hear the babies if they wake. Maybe take turns like I do with your oh and take the tablets every other night? xxx
     
  7. Hayley90

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    I used them before and they would literally put me into a dead sleep... it was wonderful, but scary as no one could wake me up without force!!

    I dont use them anymore, i just think they are too powerful for me.
    If your DH is in the house but unable to look after LO maybe ask for weak/light ones, not the 'knock you out for 8 hours solid' kind :)

    xxx
     

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