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A 35-year-old member asked:

I would like sleep pills that work this is the list that doesn't for me: ambien, prosom, restoril, lunesta (eszopiclone). ideas?

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Others are: in general: Melatonin (A natural supplement), trazodone, clonidine, Remeron, and sometimes Seroquel (quetiapine) when severe. Please talk to your doctor about an appropriate choice.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. If cleared consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy that helps you benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. seek 2nd opinion. You may need a sleep study.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

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Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist.

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