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Is Restoril Ever Used To Alleviate The Problems Of Jet Lag
Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs ...Read more
Best...: It is best to listen to your body, get the rest that you need to adjust to the time differences rather then try to force yourself to stay awake. Exercise/moving around/staying active during what would be normal "wake times" can help. Jet lag happens, but it doesn't last forever and your body will adjust in a few days naturally. ...Read more
What's the best way to relieve insomnia side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)? Melatonin, trazodone, clonazepam? I've only had 6 hours of sleep in 2 days.
Medication effects: Side effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) may be Insomnia Insomnia can also be due to Stresses in life causing Anxiety. Trazodone is for Depression, Clonazepam is for Anxiety. Both can have side effects. Consider Melatonin with g: •Therapy by Psychiatrist •Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life. •Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim. •Visual imagery of National Parks •Meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which benzodiazepine is best to get me in the dentist? Temazepam or diazepam? Not been in 7yrs and read poor dental can allow things in bloodstream
Depends on: Dose and personal reaction to the meds, but diazepam is more commonly used for issues such as this as it effects anixety with slightly less sedating effects (although it will cause sedation as well). Poor dental care can lead to increased systemic inflammation and possible seeding of bacteria, you are right. So definitely get in to see dentist. It will be hard, but you can do it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way to beat insomnia caused by jet lag? I don't like taking sleeping medicines...
Natural: try to avoid sleeping during the day. ...Read more
Which is the most effective way to regulate my sleep beside from psychiatric drugs, after my night shifts?
Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
What kind of treatment is available for anxiety due to long term prior ecstasy use? Is there a surgery available to reduce anxiety level?
Anxiety: Is sometimes at the root for people who use substances. Now that you have a clearer picture of what you want to work on, anxiety, please see a mental health professional who specializes in this. Please do not use medication alone but get treatment. Clinical Hypnosis can be helpful. See www.asch.net for a list. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there any antidepressant which is chemically similar to Valium ? Valium seems to help the most for my depression but not allowed it long term ?
Anxiety can feel bad: Valium is an anti-anxiety agent.Many persons with depression also suffer from anxiety & feeling anxious can make the depressive (& other symptoms) feel worse. Valium & its cousins generally do not treat depression directly.Valium specifically can be dangerous long term as it has active by products that hang around,accumulate & can be toxic. Please continue to work with your doc. Feel better! ...Read more
I know it differs. In general, what is the usual timeframe it takes to see the benefits of trazadone .25 mg when used nightly for insomnia/anxiety?
For someone on a nights awake/days asleep schedule, what's the best dosage of melatonin (long-term) to approximate the normal levels naturally produced by the body (both as antioxidant & to assure restful sleep/circadian rhythm alignment)? Thanks!
What is the best way to beat insomnia caused by jet lag (east-west)? I don't like taking sleeping pills...
Can geodon (ziprasidone) give you symptoms of mental illness during withdrawal? Only problem is the insomnia. Does the sleep regulate again like it was before?
Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic medicine. If you stop it, the psychotic symptoms could return -- and yes those could be symptoms of mental illness. Sleep could be dysregulated also. I really suggest you discuss this with the doctor working with you and prescribing your medicines. Be well. ...Read more
What is a common remedy for chronic sleep deprivation due to waking in the middle of the night...Typically 3am?
Wean off: If you took a bunch of caffeine and now want to sleep? No, you're going to have to wait it out. But if you want to lose the dependence on caffeine and get your body to adjust without it, you can either cut cold turkey, or slowly decrease your intake over 2-4 weeks. Cutting caffeine immediately can cause headache and irritability. Slowly is usually well tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer