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Sleep doc switched me from ambien (zolpidem) to ambien (zolpidem) cr. i told him ambien (zolpidem) wasn't working any longer. he also put me back on trazodone 150 which i told him stopped working in sept. kept me on klonopin 1 mg. confused by his actions?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

I understand your need to have good sleep. Trazodone is a medication for Depression, Klonopin for Anxiety, Ambien (zolpidem) and Ambien (zolpidem) CR for sleep problem which loses its effectiveness after 3-4 weeks. Medications ineffectiveness indicates need for Diagnosis, Therapy by a Psychiatrist for stresses in life which could be relationship, marriage, separation, unresolved painful feelings; medication as needed

Answered May 3, 2020

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

That seems to be a pretty heavy regimen for sleep inset and maintenance. I would agree with any of those three in isolation, but the combination is pretty heavy.

Answered Nov 27, 2017

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