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what should i do about my chronic insomnia

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Sleep center : Your primary care giver can refer you to have some testing done. I have a hard time staying asleep as well. Staying on a schedule helps me the most. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
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36 years experience Pain Management
See Sleep Specialist: They are experts in the diagnosis and management of sleep-related conditions, including sleep apnea, PLMS, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia. Ta ... Read More
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
Medical, then CBT-I: Insomnia can have a number of underlying causes. Consult a sleep physician first to rule out medical concerns, and for treatment recommendations.If c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Suicide? GET HELP!: I'm sorry you're feeling so discouraged -- it sounds like you've had a lot to deal with. It doesn't appear from the info you've supplied that you've ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Have you had a : Comprehensive sleep medicine evaluation with polysomnogram since this change in sleep? If not, doing so may provide the information you seek. Take c ... Read More
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Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Check the time and amount of Provigil that you take identify other stressors try Ambien (zolpidem) short term or increase xyrem also cbti has good ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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That's a common...: ...problem with meds for insomnia. You can become dependent on them or need higher doses for the same effect. I don't recommend Seroquel (quetiapine) ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I won't recommend any medications since that is something that your obstetrician would have charge of. Warm bath with lavendar. Small satchel ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Could c/w your Dr.: Your question is fielded from Dr.’s in a variety of areas – mostly the US. I don’t know specific info on COVID 19 management in South Africa. I refer ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Unable to sleep: Every night for over a week or so.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Start w good sleep: Hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in la ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Need to define the cause if you can, then treat the problem. For ideopathic insomnia or shift work, you may need a hypnotic medicine. Otherwise, ins ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep ;/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, ... Read More
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