Beccie - posted on 08/04/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
I am absolutely exhausted and need help lol ! This isn't due to my LO, purely my own problem. I have always suffered with bouts of insomnia off and on, and have had it this time for about 2 months or more. I will go to bed between 10-11pm, but can still be awake at 3 or 4am, which obviously isnt good when you have a lively 20month old bouncing around your bedroom from about 7.30am. I have been to the doctors to ask for help, only to be told they dont give out sleeping tablets anymore (they used to give me them) and to get more excercise (apparently being on your feet all day running round after a toddler isnt excercise !) I have also asked a pharmasist if there is any over the counter medication I could try, but he said no because they could make me too drowsy to be in control if my LO needed me in the night/early morning, but said I could try the herbal sleeping tablets. I just wondered if anyone has tried the normal Kalms, etc, and if they really have made you too drowsy, or if the herbal ones actually work ? Or any other advice is welcome . . .