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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 SLEEPLESS N PAINFULL, Community Member, asks

Q: AII IN ONE SLEEP AND PAIN PILL

I HAVE ALOT OF STRESS FROM SOME FAMILY PROBLEMS AND PAIN FROM A CAR ACCIDENT ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO. I CANT RELAX SO I CANT SLEEP AND EVEN IF I COULD RELAX I HAVE ALOT OF PAIN. WHATS AN ALL IN ONE SLEEP AND PAIN PILL?

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6/16/09 10:48pm

I know what it is like to dread going to bed for fear that the pain will keep me awake all night. My pillow has been drowned in those tears before. So, I will offer this advice. Many people have good luck with over-the-counter Tylenol PM. I prefer this product over Advil PM because regular use of Advil will lead to stomach upset.

 

Two prescription medications that are useful for relieving pain and improving sleep include Elavil (amitriptyline) and Neurontin (gabapentin).

 

Killing two birds with one stone is not easy to do, but it can be done.

 

May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest....

 

Christina Lasich, MD

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By SLEEPLESS N PAINFULL, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 06/16/09