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A 25-year-old male asked:

Now off psych medications, like geodon, (ziprasidone) klonopin, ativan, trazodone, that put me to sleep. am now using benadryl evernight4 sleep no relaxation or wood

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
No question?: If this new strategy is working for you, that is great! it's hard to understand what you mean by "no relaxation or wood", but you might know. You do still list trazodone which is a sleep medication for many people. Hopefully your doctor(s) are aware of your decisions and can support you in your efforts to improve this important aspect of a healthy life-style. Best!
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Please find out your diagnosis and work with your doctor regarding your sleep. As you may know many psychiatric diagnoses need to be treated appropriately in order to get sleep. Treat the diagnosis not the symptom. That is how Michael Jackson died. He refused psychiatric treatment and just took the sleep medications.
Mar 27, 2014
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Sleep: Since you have tried many medications for sleep it may be useful to change your lifestyle if you have not already. Daily exercise before 3pm, no caffeine after 3pm, no alcohol in the evening. If these methods do not work consult with a clinical psychologist who can help uncover the difficulties preventing sleep and how to develop better coping skills. My best.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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