[I]t’s the person who doesn’t even bother with over-the-counter soporifics, because they are a terrible waste of money.
Sounds about right to me, though I have enough of them on hand to knock out a regiment, just in case.
And apparently Lunesta has been “suggested” to her:
Because its profile was better “for long-term use” than that of Zolpidem or Triazolam.
Except that they don’t want you taking these things long-term in the first place, because the stuff tends to make you dependent on it.
My own experience with zolpidem (Ambien) has suggested that after about a week to ten days, it doesn’t work anymore: the body apparently develops a tolerance for the drug. So I’m fighting my current difficulties by alternating between it (in a reduced dose) and OTC stuff, in a pattern that I hope prevents both dependency and tolerance.
Although I am curious about this:
[M]y sister-in-law once gave me something for bad menstrual cramps that knocked me right out; I should get the name of that stuff from her.
I’d like to know that myself not that I’m anticipating menstrual cramps or anything.