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A 19-year-old male asked:

I've struggled with insomnia my entire life.. even when i decided to get off all medications.. i never could i sleep... my boyfriend's mom gives me her sonata prescription at times when needed... it helps me fall asleep... can't find doc ?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Why?: can't you find a doctor? Never use anyone else's medication. Consult a psychologist for relaxation techniques and speak to a medical doctor regarding newer therapies for insomnia.Not sure what you mean by "can't find a doctor". Consult local hospital referral services or your local county health clinic.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Insomnia: Getting a good night's sleep is very important for physical and mental health. Insomnia might be due to several different reasons. First have a complete physical exam by a Dr. to rule out an underlying biological problem. If no problem consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy that helps you change and benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist. You may need a sleep study.
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Last updated Dec 26, 2020


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