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A few days: This stuff leaves one's system after just a few days. And if it was prescribed, it's not a problem. ...Read more
I have severe insomnia. I also have thyroiditis. I take Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan for sleep. Sometimes it works and sometimes no. What can I do?
Does high or low dopamine create insomnia? I was on zyprexa (olanzapine) for awhile but it did not sedate me I needed to take a moderate dose of Ativan to sleep..
Only on seroquel (quetiapine) and celexa. Took dopamine mucus got insomnia. Took trazodone ativan. Got sleep. Then akathisia next day. Cause? Solution?
Too many medications: It is not usually a good idea to be mixing so many different mind altering medications. Discuss your mental and neurological issues with just one doctor and together you can come to a healthy and effective strategy to accomplish your goals, good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause voices? As soon as the voices started I got penile numbness. Taper off seroquel celexa. Taking ativan to sleep along with geodon (ziprasidone).
Not cause, but: This medication is meant for severely psychotic Schizophrenic symptoms. Hearing voices would be a strong possibility for these people and it might not be easy to untangle the illness from side effects since I've heard that 'voices' can be more noticed on the drug. Definitely talk to your Dr. Don't self-manage meds - ever! They need to be responsible to you. You deserve good care. I hope you get it ...Read more
Dr. added .25 mg or trazadone to my usual 1 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) for sleep ...is this ok and commonly done?
Probably safe: Neither of these is primarily a sleeping pill but are often used to help people get to sleep through the drowsiness side effects. One is often for anxiety and the new one is for depression. Each are a low doseage and at bedtime you'll not be driving or operating machinery. Just relax and sleep while on them. ...Read more
My dr added .25 of trazadone to 1 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) for sleep...seem lethargic during day could it be from this?
Sleep hygiene: To aid sleep over time, sleep hygiene is better than meds. Go to bed & wake up @ same time daily. Use a comfortable bed with comfy pillows only for sleep/sex; no caffeine after 12 noon; no alcohol 3-4 hrs prior to sleep; avoid eating meals and vigorous exercising within 3h of bedtime (can have small snack if needed, & gentle yoga). Maintain a quiet, dark, cool room, with no computer, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Effexor (venlafaxine) for anxiety disorder but I have trouble to sleep, should I take ativan or a sleeping pill?
Discuss with doc: This is a question that you should discuss with the person prescribing effexor (venlafaxine). Sometimes the drug being used might interfere with sleep so first address that rather than asking about options for using a sleeping medication there are many issues to consider in choosing what is right for you. ...Read more
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