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Hello. i took 10mg of temazepam about 3 hours ago, it's done nothing to help me sleep. is it safe to take 5mg of valium now? i'm on no other medicatio

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on what the bottle is labelled. These are controlled medications and should be taken as directed on bottle. Can consult your pharmacist as they have a list of your prescriptions if in doubt of how to use them. See a Doctor for insomnia treatment if you are medicating yourself. Best way to get better faster.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Your current approach is unlikely to provide satisfactory longterm sleep stability, and you seem to have started to develop medication tolerance which will make this worse. Best to focus upon sleep hygiene, and avoid the pills completely. Perhaps an overnight sleep study will assist.

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