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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Antihistamines: Hi. Melatonin doesn't work for everyone. Try diphenhidramine 25 before bed. May increase to 50 mg. Can cause drowsiness the next morning, urinary rete ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Nicholson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Numerous: L-theanine 400mg unisom (vitamin b6) benadryl 25-50mg ashwaganda passion flower valerian root 'tran-q' herbal sleep aid by metagenics, available ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
And?: I don't know what your question is. But it sounds like you're suffering from depression. See your physician for proper evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Male Menopause: This sounds like the metabolic syndrome: pre-diabetic, mildly overweight, lethargic, and most likely with low testosterone. You do not have to live w ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Need assessment to find out the cause of your insomnia so you can treat it. If primary insomnia is determined to be the cause, and your doctor approve ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
37 years experience Endocrinology
Melatonin: Sleep disturbance can be very troubling. First thing to do is make sure you are not getting caffeine after 4 pm. Then try and optimize your sleep cycl ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Need for more: You can develop dependence, both physiological and psychological, and tolerance and the need for escalating doses and can become toxic. So as the labe ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Most have same med: Generally, the otc sleep meds tend to include Diphenhydramine as their active agent ( otherwise known as benedryl) grogginess is its working side effe ... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Routine: Go to bed the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Don't nap during the day. Stop stressful chores or discussions long befor ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
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Should be fine: The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for long term as long as you do not side effects especially morning sleepiness, clearly you have been takin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
See a doctor: Diabetes presents sufferers with symptoms that are quite unique compared to those without diabetes. I would want to talk to my doctor before using tr ... Read More

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