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Will diazepam help me sleep

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Diazepam: Diazepam/ Valium is very sedating. Although you could add in a milligram of Melatonin - I wouldn't do that without seeing how you respond to Diazepam... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Medication rxtn: Both medications possess substantial effects on brain chemicals due to their anti-cholinergic qualities, and the combination could well affect your me... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I would avoid: adding in more drugs. Have you taken diazepam/ valium before? It can be very sedating. You need to make sure that you are able to wake up at the other... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask Prescriber: Gabapentin side effect is sedation. If not working likely need a different strength. Not usually used for insomnia. Diazepam is also not used a lot fo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Meds: Yes, that is perfectly safe. Good luck
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Panic and sleep: Using 2 sedating, habituating substances at the same time is a dangerous practice -- & i recommend against it. Has your physician prescribed these to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Valium, sleep: Depending on the reason your{bad doc gave it to you in the first place. Sleep is quite infrequently the only symptom. It mostly is a symptoms of a big... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Diazepam helps some people fall asleep but not all and the medication interferes with your natural sleep cycle. It is healthier to use other methods t... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep: ONLY take the medication that was prescribed to you for that specific purpose by your doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Best: no drugs: Diazepam, or Valium, is not a good idea to take on a regular basis for sleep or anything else .... it is a benzodiazepine, a very addictive class of d... Read More

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