high tolerance to sleep meds
I have an extremely high tolerance for sleep medications, pain medications, and anti-anxiety meds. I am diagnosed with bipolar, but my whole life I have had problems with falling asleep - since I was a child. I am basically a night owl, but unfortunately my job is during the day and I have to stay with this job - I can't change my hours, and I can't change my job. I have tried many meds -all the usual, Ambien, Restoril, Remeron, Lunesta, Seroquel, Trazadone with absolutely no results. I am interested in Halcion as I have never tried that. When I go to the psych I sound like a drug addict because apparently I need high dosages. I have also tried over the counter and herbal meds, do yoga, meditation, but nothing helps me fall asleep. Does anyone share this problem of high tolerance and found something that works for sleep?