yogini Posted March 25, 2006 Report Share Posted March 25, 2006 I am one of those people that has always been really reluctant to try herbal supplements because they aren't regulated. I am also worried about whether they would trigger my POTS. I've been under a lot of stress over the past couple of months which has made my POTS worse. I tried sleeping pills and they helped me with the sleep, but even after a good night's rest, I couldn't seem to shake that constant wired feeling. My therapist told my doctor I should try Klonopin, but my doctor said that if my problem was sleep related, that I should try Ambien instead.My therapist also suggested Valerian, and I'd read about it and heard about it on Dr. Weil's CD. It is supposed to help you relax and sleep. Well I finally broke down and tried it the other day and it totally helped me to feel relaxed. The wired feeling went away almost immediately. At first I tried to take a nap and couldn't fall asleep. A few hours after I took it, I started to fall asleep. I was so excited, because it was only 9:30 and usually I don't fall asleep until 1 am. I wish I had tried it ages ago. I'm not planning to take it every day - just when I can't shake that wired feeling.It might not be for everyone, but I just thought I would mention my positive experience, since I rarely see valerian mentioned on the board. -Rita Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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