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Does zopiclone work for insomnia?

Does zopiclone work for insomnia?

Yes: Zopiclone is a non-benzodiazepines sleep aid, it is not available in the United States, it's cousin "lunesta" is available in the usa. Chronic use of these medications can be associated with habit formation , tolerance and possible dependence. They are effective medications , however , they have to be used carefully and only under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Does clonazepam work for bruxism and sleep?

Does clonazepam work for bruxism and sleep?

Yes: One of my "go to medications" for this problem. Medication, soft diet, antiinflammatory medications and a mouth guard are also very helpful. ...Read more

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Does hypnosis work for insomnia? Thank you.

Does hypnosis work for insomnia? Thank you.

Additional options: Additional behavioral options include cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. This is shown to be effective when insomnia is not based on physiological medical issues. In fact it is considered a first line treatment for insomnia. Similar to hypnosis, If you do seek treatment, recommend inquiring about the provider's training and use of this type of treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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How well does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety and insomnia?

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How well does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety and insomnia?

Zoloft (sertraline): Is very effective and well tolerated for both depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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Why does adderall work better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some people. Is propanolol appropiate for anxiety? How does nuvigil work? Can trazadone be used for sle

Why does adderall work better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some people. Is propanolol appropiate for anxiety? How does nuvigil work? Can trazadone be used for sle

Many answers: 1. No one knows why adderal works better than Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some patients. 2. Yes, propanol is appropriate for stage fright or performance anxiety, test anxiety etc. Any anxiety that is caused by a panic response. 3. The mechanism of action of Nuvigil is not known, it promotes wakefulness. 4. Yes, trazodone can be used for sleep in specific circumstances and after consultation with a physician. ...Read more

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How does inositol work for sleep?

How does inositol work for sleep?

Inositol is believed: To have anxiolytic effects, allowing a person to become calm so that they can fall asleep. ...Read more

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Terrible insomnia. Can't take ssri or snri. .5 ativan (lorazepam) each night for sleep. Is this ok? Over the counter doesn't work. Does accupunture work for insom

Terrible insomnia. Can't take ssri or snri. .5 ativan (lorazepam) each night for sleep. Is this ok? Over the counter doesn't work. Does accupunture work for insom

It can ...: Acupuncture has been show to reduce anxiety in some well controlled studies. Ativan is a very commonly used medicine for insomnia - however - there are newer medicines (eg, Belsomra) which target the sleep cycle directly which might be a better option. The other option I have used alone or in combination with other treatments is Rozerem (ramelteon). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What sedative hypnotic will work for insomnia just as well as ambien (zolpidem) does?

What sedative hypnotic will work for insomnia just as well as ambien (zolpidem) does?

Many: There are many options across many drug classes for the treatment of insomnia ... One of the newest is a medication which targets the Orexin system (called, Belsomra) which I've had quite a lot of success with recently in the patients I treat. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does trazodone not work for geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal insomnia?

Does trazodone not work for geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal insomnia?

I have used it: Successfully for this, but if you have restless legs or periodic limb movements of sleep it may actually worsen rather than improve the situation. Trazodone dose also has to be high enough to correct the insomnia, somewhere between 50-200 mg at bedtime or more. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why won't doctors prescribe halcyon or Valium for chronic insomnia when ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) won't work?

Why won't doctors prescribe halcyon or Valium for chronic insomnia when ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) won't work?

They can: but can be addictive so precautions and if have sleep apnea[stop breathing when snore] can make it worse. try benadryl (diphenhydramine) and eat carbohydrate snack before bed like peanut butter/milk . try melatonin too 10 mg/night. good sleep habits, dark quiet room ext. ...Read more

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Sleep medications: how long does it take for "zzzquil" to work?

Sleep medications: how long does it take for "zzzquil" to work?

Variable: While the onset of action of Diphenhydramine (active ingredient in zzzquil) is less than 10 minutes, the peak effect is more like 60-90 minutes. ...Read more

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What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety. Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

I take:  Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety.  Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

Treat anxiety first.: The use of Buspar (buspirone) and xanax are only useful for short term or for occasional treatment of anxiety. They lose effectiveness after a period of monthe. The ssri meds (like lexapro, zoloft) are more effective for the long run and then maybe good sleep will be more possible. Also the dose of Desyrel can be up to 200 mg for some people. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine put one to sleep better than trazodone? Trazodone doesn't work for me anymore. Do they work similarly?

Does mirtazapine put one to sleep better than trazodone? Trazodone doesn't work for me anymore. Do they work similarly?

Medication effects: I understand your need for good sleep. Trazodone and Mirtazapine are not sleep medications. They are used to treat Depression. Stresses of relationships, separation, loneliness, work and past unresolved feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment and guilt can cause difficulty to sleep and result in poor sleep. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Intensive Therapy, discuss Medications effects. ...Read more

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Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Consider evaluation: The key to treating and saw me is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Why would my psych doc prescribe klonopin and ambien (zolpidem) together for chronic insomnia? Doesn't that make tolerance go up faster for meds?

Why would my psych doc prescribe klonopin and ambien (zolpidem) together for chronic insomnia? Doesn't that make tolerance go up faster for meds?

Chronic Insomnia: I understand your concern. Both Klonopin and Ambien (zolpidem) can be habit forming, and you can develop tolerance. Using Klonopin with Ambien (zolpidem) may increase dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Some people may experience impairment in thinking and judgment Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis of Chronic insomnia, Medication benefits and side effects ; Therapy for stress for stress in your life, Relaxation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How well does sulpiride work for anxiety?

How well does sulpiride work for anxiety?

Sulpiride: Sulpiride is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic depression, etc. It is not used for non-psychotic anxiety, but can certainly help patients who are very frightened by their hallucinations and delusions. ...Read more