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A 40-year-old female asked:

I take 1000 mgs depakote 10 mgs valium and 10 mgs ambien (zolpidem) at bed time. should i still be having trouble going to sleep.

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
No, you shouldnt: That is a hefty dose of sedating medications and if you are still having trouble sleeping, discuss with your psychiatrist. Is it possible you are entering a manic episode? Check in with your psychiatrist sooner than later to be safe. May need improved sleep hygiene as well as possible sleep study too.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
To much medications: Find another doctor for a workup and a different treatment for . Insomnia.
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Last updated May 10, 2016

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