Quote from OsceanSN2019
Im going to try the melatonin thing as well. My professor also recommended it to me. Also did you find that benedryl helped? A classmate recommended that also.
Yes. I use both sometimes. You can actually take several melatonin capsules instead of just one. I will warn you that you might have some weird and vivid dreams.
I am actually taking Trazadone right now and it is helping but it is all in when I take it. I don't take it every day. I only take it when I MUST sleep - the night before work or if I'd had an especially emotional day.
Ambien didn't work for me at all. Neither did Lunesta. All that gave me was a horrible taste in my mouth. I also took Belsomra which I liked because falling asleep has never been an issue. Waking up at 0100 is my biggest problem and Belsomra had a very short onset and duration. It never made me feel hungover. It was just SO expensive. I have new insurance so I may give it another try.
I used to take Klonopin every few nights before the Trazadone. It was great but I often felt hungover and I was starting to worry about a dependence on it because it was taking a full mg to work when I started with a measly .25mg of it.
Bottom line, everyone is different. When you do talk to your provider, I'd make sure to start small and go from there. If he starts with Ambien right out of the chute, I'd question that.
I'd give the melatonin a few nights. If it doesn't work, you'll have something else to tell your provider.