I’ve been struggling with sleep issues for over a decade now. My Doctor has prescribed me all sorts of medication, all of which has had many adverse side effects. What I do know that works, is Xanax. My wife was prescribed it for some stress issues and occasionally will give me one so I can finally sleep. Obviously asking my Doctor, “can I have Xanax” Will not go well. I’ve eluded to it in ways and the response has always been along the lines of “that’s habit forming, I’d rather you try this”. Of the many medications prescribed, none have worked. Resorting to the dark web is something I’d really rather not do. Fentanyl laced drugs took my sister and it’s a road I hope to not have to explore. Any suggestions?

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    Brother, if you are having sleep issues and haven’t cut out caffeine yet, you owe it to yourself to start weaning off of it asap and see how that works for you. I can’t have any caffeine after noon, for instance, or else my sleep is fucked.

    Other folks on here have already made the Xanax-anxiety connection for you, so I think it’s relevant to point out that in some people, caffeine is an anxiogenic, just saying.

    I hope you find better sleep even if this is a dead end.

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      Thanks, giving up caffeine will be a tough one but sleep is more important for sure

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        I am hyper sensitive to caffeine, I was having debilitating migraines almost daily and got horrible sleep when I was drinking coffee and coke all day. Stopped cold turkey and drink just water and sometimes juice, but I sleep better than ever and I no longer have migraines. You should really cut it completely out, you wouldn’t believe how much better you will feel just removing the sugary and caffeine drinks out.

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          It’s going to be tough to give up coffee. Bravo on going cold turkey. I may have to ween myself off with decaf.

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            Cold turkey sucked but the relief I got from cutting it out was well worth the week of pain. Once you’re no longer having to have caffeine to just function, you will find that you have more energy and feel way better without it.

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        Yeah you’re likely caught in a caffeine spiral. You don’t sleep, so you need caffeine, which means you don’t sleep, which means you need even more caffeine, repeat.

        Also as strange as this sounds, multivitamin and magnesium (not magnesium oxide).