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Do raisins help you sleep?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The doctor called me at home last night...even tho I'd seen her at 9am. She is ordering a liver ultrasound because my labs are abnormal...again, and she stopped the amitriptyline (elavil) that I take every bedtime to help me stay asleep. She thinks it may be causing liver problems after 10 years on it. Last night I fell asleep, awoke at midnight, and was awake the rest of the night! Yes, I got up, read quietly in the other room, reeled back to bed...nothing. One of the neighbors said eating raisins before bed is supposed to help with sleep. Anyone have ideas?
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  • MRTHING2000
    Hmmm, never heard that one. I would think that would raise blood sugar to the point to make the problem worse. Depends if you're taking it for CNS pain, sleep issues, or depression.

    I do take melatonin once in awhile. But it is strange stuff. Some doses are 1-200mg, and some are 1g all the way up to 5g. Supposedly you take 'just enough' for it to work--whatever that is. I noticed a big difference in the 200mg vs 1g. Some people take 2-5g.

    It didn't really help me fall asleep, but more like stay asleep. But if I took way too much, it was a groggy morning. But at least it is OTC.

    Liver problems--not good!
    1409 days ago
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