Jonesing for Valium

Backstory: I’m not on valium or any kind of drug.

Hi Honey -

Do you have any extra valium?  And I’m not even kidding!!  I have run out and am in desparate need of some sleep.  I sleep for maybe 4 hours then wake-up and my mind takes off . . . and I can’t get back to sleep. Too many things going on.  I really need 8-9 hours to function well.  I would prefer not to have to go to a doctor here, so I just thought I would ask.  You could mail them to me – 3 day service.


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    • 1.  sallysweet

      Send mom some valerian root. No RX required and it’s better than relying on prescriptions :)

      February 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    • 2.  robin

      Anything strong enough to be effective is probably going to have side effects. Better not send any medications, prescription or over-the-counter or herbal. Tell Mom to try slowly counting backwards from 100, at the rate of one deep breath in and one deep breath out to each count. The breathing relaxes the body, while the counting quiets the mental chatter. Even if she doesn’t fall asleep, at least she’ll be awake more restfully.

      February 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    • 3.  caitlin

      Take some benadryl.

      February 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    • 4.  Rebecca

      I often have trouble falling asleep because I tend to think about things that stress me out or make me anxious. I’ve found that thinking about things totally unrelated to anything helps. I like to go through the alphabet and think of things in a certain category that begin with each letter of the alphabet- foods, for example, or celebrity names, or names of stores, etc. Strange, I know, but it works!

      February 9, 2010 at 12:20 am

    • 5.  Sona

      I wonder if this just might be mom’s way of baiting her daughter to find out if she is taking valium and is worried about it (ie addiction)?

      February 9, 2010 at 12:32 am

    • 6.  Terry

      Sona – I like the way you think! That’s exactly what my mom would do.

      February 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    • 7.  js


      February 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

    • 8.  Jodi

      Super jazzed about gttenig that know-how.

      June 25, 2011 at 3:53 am

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