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A 42-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take trazodone 100 mg and lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg nightly for insomnia? neither one by themselves relieves the insomnia. thank you

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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Sleep disorder : There must be another type of sleep disorder than primary insomnia, or insomnia due to depression. Many breathing related sleep disorder, like sleep apnea, will not respond to medications but to other interventions. Using CPAP or surgery would be necessary to restore proper sleep
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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Last updated Feb 1, 2021

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