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Problems Sleeping

Problems Sleeping

Since moving over to a low dose of lamotrogine I find I'm less drowsy in the day but can't sleep at night. Before being diagnosed I used to take herbal night time remedies to help me sleep. Does anyone else take things to help them sleep or is it best to avoid this when taking epilepsy tablets?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have this same issue with lamotrigine.

I talked to my physician about my options regarding the timing of my medication. I take my morning dose when I get up at 6:30 am. Then I take my night dose as soon as I get home from work at 5:30 pm.

Once I started moving my night dosage closer to supper and away from bed time, I found it much easier to sleep at night.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take the same medication I have found it hard to I'd b still awake until 5am my doctor told me to drink herbal tea and that doesn't work I just drink hot chocolate and my sleeping time has improved to around 2am now I'm trying to cut down to hot milk and hopefully down to 11pm

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Many times i find myself to be tired during the day, then cant sleep at night. I have found the tinctures Skullcap, and California poppy seem to help.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I dont allow myself to have caffiene coffee after 3pm and listen to scripture tapes as I fall asleep and have not had trouble since.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My dose has been lowered and I'm still having drowsiness, nausea and dizziness

posted over 6 years ago
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