BG/ I have a similar problem. Iíve had insomnia for about 17 years, and in those years Iíve tried every remedy I can think of: OTC drugs, homoeopathic remedies, warm milk, no alcohol, baths before bed, praying to the God of Sleep, etc. You name it, Iíve tried it. Sadly but gratefully, Iíve found a drug that works and Iíve been sleeping through the night for the past couple of years. (I say sadly because I am disappointed that Iíll have to rely on prescription drugs for the rest of my life.) I cannot sleep without this medication. /BG
I donít have a problem sharing my insomnia background with people who are currently suffering from it and ask about potential remedies. HOWEVER, if a friend/acquaintance/relative says, ďOh blueyz, howís the sleeping going? Have you tried X? If not, you definitely should! It would be so much better than having to rely on drugs!!Ē
The first time itís said, I smile and patiently say, ďYes, Iím sure it works for some people. But you name it, Iíve tried it, and Iím sticking with my meds, thank you.Ē And I indicate thatís the end of the discussion.
When she brings up again, Iíd reiterate once that Iím sure itís fine for some people, but youíre sticking with your Dr. If she keeps harping on it, just walk away. Sheís the one being rude, not you.