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Old 12-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Nyquil

This is going to sound like a silly/insane question, unless you're in my family and then it still sounds kinda' nutty.

I have sleeping issues (I work NOC shift and my sleep schedule is off.). My doctor won't prescribe me a sleeping pill, she said "if Nyquil is working, keeping using it." My mom has sleeping issues as well, and her doctor said the same thing. Last cruise I went on with my dad I thought I could leave the Nyquil at home because I was on vacation. That didn't work out well (I would wake up at 0400 and read until 0600, then go to bed at like midnight.). With my mom and I, I think Nyquil will be needed.

Here's the question: How much is a bottle on board the ship? We're going to be packing wine and taking it with us, so I could bring a bottle of the 'quil in the suitcase if it will be a ton.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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I take Benadryl pills with me, both b/c I have allergic reactions to food and to sleep if I needed it. Do those work for you? Much easier to carry.

And don't worry about the sleeping issues sounding silly. It runs in my family is a big deal to us. My mom can take Ambien CR and only sleep 4 hours.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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This is going to sound like a silly/insane question, unless you're in my family and then it still sounds kinda' nutty.

I have sleeping issues (I work NOC shift and my sleep schedule is off.). My doctor won't prescribe me a sleeping pill, she said "if Nyquil is working, keeping using it." My mom has sleeping issues as well, and her doctor said the same thing. Last cruise I went on with my dad I thought I could leave the Nyquil at home because I was on vacation. That didn't work out well (I would wake up at 0400 and read until 0600, then go to bed at like midnight.). With my mom and I, I think Nyquil will be needed.

Here's the question: How much is a bottle on board the ship? We're going to be packing wine and taking it with us, so I could bring a bottle of the 'quil in the suitcase if it will be a ton.

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Have you tried melatonin?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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Have you tried Melatonin? I have heard others have great success with it. I also have sleep issues, but NyQuil wakes me up after 3 hours and doesn't let me get back to sleep, even of I take more.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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I wouldn't depend on NyQuil being available even if they do sell it and if this is something that you need, I would bring it along. You might try the capsule NyQuil before you go and see if that helps.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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I'm surprised that a doctor would recommend Nyquil over a regular sleep aid since it has other cold fighting ingredients in it that you may not need.

Regardless, If I were you, I would plan on taking whatever sleep aid you need with you.

Have you ever tried melatonin? I have sleep issues and this has worked really well for me. I've tried other sleep aids before but this one is the only one that I really wake up from feeling awake and not still half drugged.

Also, Nyquil makes a sleep aid now called zzzQuil. Not sure what's in it, but might be worth it for you to look into since you use Nyquil already.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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Also, Nyquil makes a sleep aid now called zzzQuil. Not sure what's in it, but might be worth it for you to look into since you use Nyquil already.
I was thinking the same thing. Since it is in pill form you will not have to worry about it being in your carry on. Also I have taken benadryl(sp?) to help me sleep but I also have allergy problems
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So bring it with me. Cool. Thanks for the responses. I knew if I posted here there would be someone who gets the bad sleep thing.

I can't take Zzzquil or Benadryl because it has something in it called diphahydramine (sp?) which I have a historically/comically bad allergic reaction to (it makes me hyper or I wake up-after bad sleep- beating the crow out of my pillow.). Like my reaction to diphahydramine is a standard joke at the ER where I work "Keep it away from Kim!" :D I have tried everything. Certain melatonin makes me itchy. I may bring Mid-nite. Zzzquil also makes my mom feel weird afterwards. She feels out of sorts for three days.

Yep I am a freak with sleep meds. My doctor won't prescribe me Ambien because I'm a known sleep eater to begin with (explains the belly.). So I won't depend on Disney for the Nyquil.
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Nyquil doesn't contain diphenhydramine. It contains doxylamine as the antihistamine and sleep inducer. You can purchase doxylamine pills that don't contain any other active ingredients. I personally can't take it. It end up feeling really bad once I wake up. I wake up a little groggy from diphenhydramine, but not too bad.

If you've got issues with diphenhydramine, there's also chlorphenamine.

If you really want something that works, there's zolpidem (Ambien). It's been generic for several years, so it's pretty cheap compared to when it was under patent. Its main advantage is that it clears from the system quickly so one doesn't wake up groggy.
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