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Alternative To Seroquel For Sleep
Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more
Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
What is the best med for insomnia besides trazodone and ambien (zolpidem) to help with falling asleep?
See answer: There is no one best answer as every patient is different and the causes for insomnia vary. The following websites may be helpful in dealing with insomnia:http://bit.ly/1H64Naf and http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw Also go to the CheckList discussing CBT: "Overcoming Anxiety and Stress" ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.
I take Lexapro for ptsd used to take geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify, trazodone and seroquel what are other meds for ptsd?
Dr Jacobson is RIGHT: Minipress (prazosin) is a wonderful medication for nightmare control in some people where nothing else works. Quite a revolutionary step in some very bad and chronic cases for parasomnias (nighmares) in folks with PTSD. Ask your doctor about it if you suffer from this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One make work : Better for one individual and vice versa. In other words - there is not a one size fits all response to these medications. They both can be very effective for sleep. Both have potential side effects. Seroquel (quetiapine) has potential to cause tardive dyskensia ; neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more
I take Lunesta (eszopiclone) for severe insomnia, but am also interested in sleep hygiene to augment this medication. Any suggestions?
Sleep routine: Try to get yourself into a sleep routine such as stop working and stimulating your brain an hour prior to going to sleep, put some soothing music on or a read, drink some sleepy time tea and/or have some melatonin (if it's not contraindicated with other meds you may be taking), sleep in total darkness, don't sleep with a television on or use electronic devises 30 mins before sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: It can definitely aid in sleeping as it has significant drowsy side effects, but is usually prescribed to help with another condition like chronic fibromyalgia pain or other neurological pain like migraines sometimes with the added benefit of also helping you sleep. I'm sure there are some doctors out there who may prescribe it for the sole purpose of being a sleep aid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple options: Treatment for sleep apnea can depend on the severity. The best long term treatment is weight loss if you carry too much weight. For mild to moderate sleep apnea a dental appliance can help with apnea and snoring. Surgical options include tissue reduction surgery (uvulopalatopharyngioplasty), jaw surgery and the newest option is a pacemaker device that opens the airway during snoring. No meds help. ...Read more
If you have sleep apnea is ativan or klonopin (clonazepam) a better choice for sleep..Right now i take klonopin (clonazepam)....Thoughts on trazadone for sleep..
Insomnia: And apnea are classified in the category of dyssomnias. These are sleep disorders associated with excessive sleepiness as a result of difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Treatment for apnea is cpap. Ativan and Klonopin (clonazepam) are the same group (benzos) and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia. Trazodone is often used for sleep, but can not be effective without depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither: Valium is a brand of diazepam which is member of benzodiazepine class, used to treat many conditions but not w/o side effects & risks eg addiction, confusion, falls/fractures, even some link to Alzheimer's disease. Seroquel is a brand of quetiapine which is an antipsychotic with its own can of worms: weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol & movement disorders ie tics. So try http://goo.gl/wTWbEv ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would dr prescribe klonopin (clonazepam) to a recovering addict for insomnia? Tried seraquel, serequel xr, and trazadone to no avail
Klonopin (clonazepam) : Klonopin (clonazepam) can be used for detoxification or treatment of severe anxiety. Klonopin (clonazepam) is sometimes prescribed to assist with insomnia because it is often sedating. It is clear that previous trials of strong medications to aid your sleep were not helpful. Your doctor may have considered using Klonopin (clonazepam) because trials with other medications were not successful. Klonopin (clonazepam) falls into a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are mood altering substances with risk for tolerance / addiction. There is a degree of inherent risk when an addict is taking potentially addictive medications. It is especially important for patients with addictions to ask questions about any medications that might be prescribed and to insure that their medical providers are aware of their specific addictions. Exploring solutions that pose no risk to your sobriety may benefit you. Dr bunt's recommendation for progressive muscle relaxation is excellent. Another option is auricular (ear) acupuncture. It can be used in combination with progressive muscle relaxation or as a stand alone treatment. It will not pose the risk of medication side effects or endangering your sobriety. There are safe, simple and effective acupuncture protocols for both addiction and insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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