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I Take Xanax For Severe Anxiety But It Does Not Help Me Sleep When I Am Having Insomnia Is It Safe To Take 3mg Of Melatonin
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
I take 500 mgs of valerian daily for anxiety, but yet i feel it is stimulating me and interfering with sleep, i take it in the morning, so now what?
Don't take it!: People respond differently to herbs ; medicine ; some do have a paradoxical response to valerian. You can try other natural supps for anxiety including magnesium glcyinate or taurate, ashwagandha, holy basil, passionflower, scullcap, rhodiola ; magnolia bark.However, you should also try meditation, exercise, healthy diet (see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e), counseling and consider eft: http://bit.Ly/kidhwt. ...Read more
Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? my doctor describing me this combination but Im not sure.
Is atarax 25mg good for anxiety. i used to take xanax (alprazolam) .5mg but i told the dr i didn't want it anymore. but i take norco for knee pain. and have asthma?
Use with care: Atarax is an antihistamine used to treat a variety is symptoms, including anxiety. It affects different receptors in the brain than Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) which is a benzodiazepine. It can potentiate analgesic effects of opioids such as Norco. But it can also exacerbate asthma by thickening secretions in the respiratory tract. An advantage of Atarax is that it does not potentially cause dependence as could Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
Psych gave me lunesta (eszopiclone) to take with citalopram at night since my anxiety insomnia is BAD. Normally i take cital in the AM and it doesn't make me tired so will I STILL have insomnia at night? need sleep
I am on 25mg quetiapine at night to aid insomnia and anxiety. Is it safe to take an antipsychotic for this complaint? I would rather not take it.
Yes and No: It is not the safest med for this although it is frequently used for this purpose. Low grade risks are tardive dyskinesia, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and elevated triglycerides. Other options include trazodone, which in the long run may be safer. Cbti therapy for insomnia is another option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to take Lexapro (escitalopram) and for my sleep and it used to make me feel sleepy. Now, it doesn't have any effect. Is it normal to have a hard time sleeping at night with Lexapro (escitalopram)?
LExapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) enhances serotonin which in most people causes insomnia due to its rem off properties if i recall correctly, so usually given in the morning, some people need serotonin for sleep and perhaps you have built up tolerance and try taking it in the morning under md supervision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Klonopin (clonazepam) makes me tired, but I have severe anxiety. Dr. told me to start taking it at bedtime. how will this help my anxiety during the day??
Ask for another med: If you are concerned about the side effects of your medicine, ask your doctor for a different medicine within the same class There are several anti-anxiety medications (ativan, xanax, (alprazolam) valium, etc.). These may be effective for you and you may not suffer from the side effects ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have difficulty sleeping at night.Thrice a week i take alprazolam 0.25 mg to sleep. Is it safe?Will it cause any problems if I have to get pregnant?
Too short a 1/2 life: Most sedatives (including alcohol) whose blood level drops fairly rapidly may help you to fall asleep but may interfere with staying asleep. Benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam), are pregnancy category d, meaning there is evidence of fetal risk. It would be useful to know the cause of your sleep difficulty - ?Anxiety, ?Depression, ? Poor sleep hygiene, ?Pain, ? Sleep apnea - to guide treament. ...Read more
Today I was prescribed desyrel (trazodone) for my supposed insomnia to help me get better sleep. Is it okay if I take this at night in conjunction with zoloft?
Is it normal to have panic attacks while on lexapros (escitalopram) second dose when you are trying to sleep? I took it 5 hours ago can I take an ativan???
Panic: As prescribed, yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a doubt about chamomile tea, I am on paroxetine cr 25mg tab which i take at bed time for anxiety and light depression, will it affect, is it safe?
1mg of ativan (lorazepam).Bc pain is triggering my anxiety and cannot sleep. I dont take this every day.Is it normal not to help? Is there a better medication?
Get proper help: Ativan (lorazepam) is a short acting Benzo that is associated with gradual tolerance and with time, an increase in baseline anxiety because of interdose withdrawal. so please get proper evaluation and if you have a clinical Anxiety disorder then entreat is available and effective ...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?
I am taking Temazepam for RLS and Insomnia. My doc says if I can take weekends off of it he will prescribe it to me long term. Does this sound right?
I am taking phentrimine 35.7 and i took it this morning. I can't sleep is it safe to take OTC sleep aid?
I'm having a bad anxiety attack, can I take alprazolam right now to calm down? My dosage is 1mg before bed, i always only take half though
I have sleeping problem.I want to take medicine for long sleep.First I use ativan (lorazepam) but is not so effective any noice in room i wake up so what medicin?
I was given Elavil to help me sleep. Isn't this an antidepressant? Can I take it as needed to help me sleep? Also I took klonopin (clonazepam) today, still safe?
Combo not good: Amitriptyline in low doses 25 to 100 MG may be used prn for insomnia. Yes it is an antidepressant but requires doses of 3300 to 500 MG for treatment of depression. Combining with clonazepam is risky especially if you have never used one or both before due to possible over sedation or more severe consequence . Clonazepam is not good for insomnia due to rebound ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more