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what to take for chronic insomnia

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic insomnia: Treating chronic insomnia is not only about finding a medicine to take. Many things may be contributing to it, and these need to be understood. Slee ... Read More
Dr. Girish Kalva
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lifestyle/diet: Dinner before 7 pm No coffee after 2 pm No food or snacks are 7 pm Exercise at 6 am Destress Lose weight,ideal BMI is 23 Meditate No blue light(LEDs,m ... Read More

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Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Choose one: I would not take both of these agents together. If neither one works by itself, then try doxylamine 25 mg at bed time. Get some magnesium glycinate 20 ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: Try one at a time, and don't combine with ambien, (zolpidem) best wishes
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sleep and anxiety: don't mix well for most, so look a little deeper for the cause of the anxiety. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/pag ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: Have you had sleep studies done? Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slight ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ambien/Vicodin: Ambien (zolpidem) is usually taken right before bedtime. If pain is keeping you up, take your prescribed dose of Vicodin.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Medication effects: Using Zyrtec with Dalmane (flurazepam) may increase dizziness, difficulty concentration, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Le ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
You could, but: I fear that you are getting into a rather bad sleep/ medication cycle which will eventuate in medication tolerance, and worsening sleep. This is very ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic Insomnia: I understand your need to have good sleep. Ambien loses effectiveness after about a month. Trazadone is not specific medication for insomnia. Seroquel ... Read More

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