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I take Xanax for severe anxiety but it does not help me sleep when I am having insomnia is it safe to take 3mg of melatonin

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: These agents with no cross react or interfere with each other's activity. The pattern you used is common and you have no worries here. It is safe to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety Disorder: I understand your need for good sleep. Becoming aware of your Anxiety Disorder, let the Wise person in you ask: •Is it causing insomnia? •stresses cau ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Serious: Your Insomnia is not the common transient insomnia. It seems to be insomnia associated with some psychiatric illness. Taking a concoction of sedatives ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Stick to xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed please, don't take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together while on it, can lead to CNS depression, wish you well
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Ultram and zoloft are generally not effective in fibromyalgia syndrome. Xanax (alprazolam) is generally not recommended for long term management of ... Read More
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Dr. Walter Root
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Elavil (amitriptyline) : Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant with a multitude of side effects. Given your issues with sleep and anxiety, i would recommend yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Best to see good Dr.: This is complex so I advise seeing an integrative MD- see http://tinyurl.com/znoel89 It's safe to try melatonin but I recommend a tiny dose of 0.25-0 ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Pursue other options: Insomnia can be very disabling largely due to daytime sleepiness, irritability, depression, anxiety, difficulty focusing, etc. It is likely making you ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
YES: no severe or unpleasant side effects unless you are allergic to these components.

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