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what gives you effective pain relief & sleep enhancement?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Lots of meds: For mild pain relief & sleep enhancement, OTC meds like Excedrin PM work well. Opioids like Vicodin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 are often used for more severe pain & help some people to sleep as a side benefit BUT they have the opposite effect on other people.Tri-cyclic anti-depressants like Elavil can help w/pain & sleep, as well.You really need to talk w/ your dr. to see what the best med is for you.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Please explain what do you use for effective pain relief & sleep enhancement?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep & Pain: Use good sleep hygiene.. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime.8. No naps. Retire only when tired. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions.10. After 10-15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea, warm milk or melatonin.
Jun 25, 2014

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