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Is there any good sleeping medication for teens?

Is there any good sleeping medication for teens?

Sort of: There are very few sleep medications that approved for use in teens. Medication may not be the answer. Keeping consistent sleep times, not watching tv one hour before bed, "unplugging" from all electronics one hour before bed and morning time exercise can fix may sleep problems. Many teens can also be helped with melatonin. ...Read more

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Is there any good medicine for bipolarism?

Is there any good medicine for bipolarism?

Sure: There are several good medications for bipolar disorder & not one is good for everyone. It is important to balance the benefits & risks taking into account an individual's history, family history, & the medication's side effect profile. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe for a 16 year old to take for insomnia? And if so are there any side affects?

Is melatonin safe for a 16 year old to take for insomnia? And if so are there any side affects?

Safe: You should take it 2-3 hours before the target bed time, the side effects usually sleepiness in the morning at high dose, therefore start at 0.5-1 mg first. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to sleep without a bra. Are there any health benefits?

Is it recommended to sleep without a bra. Are there any health benefits?

No: Other than to hold nursing (breastfeeding) pads in place to soak up leaked milk during a woman's breastfeeding months, there are few reasons to wear a bra when sleeping. Another reason is when one must get up and run or fight at a moment's notice. That means soldiers in an active war zone, with medium or larger breasts, are likely wearing some sort of bra while sleeping in the combat zone. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is detrimental to mental or physical health?

Is there any evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is detrimental to mental or physical health?

Ambien (zolpidem) vs melatonin: ambien (zolpidem) does not facilitate a normal sleep cycle. It is helpful for a short period but after that it is better to use natural remedies like melatonin, chamomile tea or sour cherry juice to return to the development of a full sleep cycle. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Coping: Try to avoid drugs if possible. Sleep well, eat healthy, and excercise wisely. Keep talking and asking questions, but get on with your life. Find things to do and foods to eat and healthy herbs that make you feel good. But do so in moderation. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for insomnia in adults?

Are there any good treatments for insomnia in adults?

Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative medicine for mental wellness as there is for general aches and pains?

Is there any alternative medicine for mental wellness as there is for general aches and pains?

Many strategies: can be applied to maintain or improve mental wellness short of medication. These can include: talk therapy, relaxation activities, meditation, yoga, herbal remedies, and more. Find an open-minded physician who specializes in areas such as holistic medicine, alternative medicine, integrative medicine, wellness, anti aging, or preventative medicine. Explore your options with them. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is there any natural treatment for insomnia?

Is there any natural treatment for insomnia?

Insomnia: Melatonin is a natural supplement that many people use and find successfully helps them sleep. Check with your doctor to see if she or he recommends this natural supplement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a specific time for teens to sleep?

Not in Class: The best time is when it can be a quiet and uninterrupted sleep period. While power naps are short and refreshing, getting 9 hours of sleep per day essential. Nightime is best because it is usually more restful. ...Read more

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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) is starting to not work for me, does anyone have any suggestions for a good sleep medicine?

Ambien (zolpidem) is starting to not work for me, does anyone have any suggestions for a good sleep medicine?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleeping pill which is not very healthy for you as it does not do anything to heal your sleeping problem and it can have some nasty side effects. Call your doctor about getting a sleep study done to determine the cause of your insomnia and then proper treatment will safely help you. ...Read more

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I take trazodone 100 mg for sleep, but it is not working as well after a year. Are there any other effective sleep aids?

I take trazodone 100 mg for sleep, but it is not working as well after a year. Are there any other effective sleep aids?

Bipolar Disorder: I am in full agreement with sleep hygiene suggestions -- and am also concerned because your patient information lists "bipolar disorder." sleep problems can warn of a hypomanic or manic episode developing -- and if you have more depression too, it warrants seeing your psychiatrist for a thorough re-check. To me, that needs to come first before any new medications. Be well. ...Read more

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Will taking 300mg of gabapentin short term only at bedtime for sleep cause any problems? Wd's etc.. Any recommendations for a safer med? Plz no cbt.

Will taking 300mg of gabapentin short term only at bedtime for sleep cause any problems? Wd's etc.. Any recommendations for a safer med? Plz no cbt.

Gabapentin: Is a good AED medication and it's also called vitamin n. And 300mg is safe dose. Insomnia, defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month. It is a manageable condition by sleep neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there any good medicine for gad and sad other than benzo?

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Is there any good medicine for gad and sad other than benzo?

GAD/SAD: Several, such as ssris such as prozac (fluoxetine). Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for someone with caffeine allergy?

Is there any medication for someone with caffeine allergy?

Distinctly rare: Caffeine allergy is distinctly rare. It is reported in the literature but these are only rare case reports. As with food allergy, treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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This is for a psychiatrist. i have anhedonia from taking anti psychotics, is there any cure for this side effect. thank you?

This is for a psychiatrist. i have anhedonia from taking anti psychotics, is there any cure for this side effect. thank you?

Don't know which: anti-psychotic you are taking but - it might be worth a trial with a different antipsychotic to see if the andhedonia lessens. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any good sleeping medication for teens?

Sort of: There are very few sleep medications that approved for use in teens. Medication may not be the answer. Keeping consistent sleep times, not watching tv one hour before bed, "unplugging" from all electronics one hour before bed and morning time exercise can fix may sleep problems. Many teens can also be helped with melatonin. ...Read more

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What sleeping medication is safe for glucoma?

What sleeping medication is safe for glucoma?

Depends on type: Most sleeping aides are acceptable for open angle glaucoma. The exceptions are individuals affected with narrow or closed angle glaucoma. Therefore your treating eye physician should inform you directly as to the type of glaucoma you have and what sleeping aides are permissible. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping medication prescribed?

What is the best sleeping medication prescribed?

Alternative to meds: I'm sorry, i'm not really answering your question. Still i hope I am helpful. Every sleep med has s/e and none is safe, or even effective when taken long-term. Best way to manage sleep problems (after making sure that all treatable emotional and physical causes are appropriately managed), is to follow good sleep hygiene. An example of what that means is here (from harvard) - http://tinyurl.Com/8c7vqlw. ...Read more

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What sleeping medication is safe to take if you have glucoma?

What sleeping medication is safe to take  if you  have  glucoma?

Few exceptions: Most commonly, glaucoma is an open angle form and there are no contraindications to sleep aides. Exceptionally are narrow angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, and rarely forms of anterior segment dysgenesis. ...Read more

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Nitazepam - sleeping medication, how is this?

Nitazepam - sleeping medication, how is this?

Nitrazepam: This is long acting sedative and like many other medications in this group, works well for short term but should be avoided for long term use. Dependence is a common problem. They also become ineffective over time, if used continuously. ...Read more

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I only sleep on sleeping medication, what do I do to avoid it?

I only sleep on sleeping medication, what do I do to avoid it?

Sleep meds: Many are habit forming. Need to see physician and work out a course of treatment consider sleep study to determine if underlying problem interferes with your ability to sleep. Important to use sleep inducing environment eliminate noise no television etc to stimulate you. There are better options. Relaxation techniques etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if baclofen (liosreal) is safe to use as a sleeping medication ?

Can you tell me if baclofen (liosreal) is safe to use as a sleeping medication ?

It's ok: It is a medicine chiefly used as a muscle relaxer for those with spastic muscle conditions. Since drowsiness is one of its side effects, I can see how it might help with sleep if taken at night. But that is not its primary indication. ...Read more

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What would happen if I drank a monster energy drink, and then took sleeping medication?

Why do you ask?: People will think you are silly. You won’t harm yourself. Sleeping meds in particular are best avoided unless you truly need them ...Read more

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Can I safely combine sleeping medication with antacids. I f not what are the side effects?

Can I safely combine sleeping medication with antacids. I f not what are the side effects?

Generally, yes: Generally, there should be no problem combining antacids and sleeeping pills. ...Read more

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I am having issues getting my perscription filled for Zoloft and my sleeping medication for about a week now and have been off them for 10 days. I call and leave messages as well as family members calling and leaving messages but they do not return the c

I am having issues getting my perscription filled for Zoloft and my sleeping medication for  about a week now and have been off them for 10 days. I call and leave messages as well as family members calling and leaving messages but they do not return the c

Abandonment: This is not good medically, ethically and/or legally--you shouldn't have to go without medicines that were helping you--you may need to find a new psychiatrist--perhaps your family doc will refill your Meds until you get in with someone new. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain syndrome and on the medication suboxone.They refuse to give me sleeping medication. I have tried everything! &cant sleep.Now what?

I have chronic pain syndrome and on the medication suboxone.They refuse to give me sleeping medication. I have tried everything! &cant sleep.Now what?

Anxiety/ depression?: Often people with chronic pain have issues with anxiety and/or depression due to their health status. They report waking up in the night and not being able to go back to sleep. They also report that their mind is working overtime at night thinking about stuff they have no control over at the time. If this is the case, you may try a medication like zoloft (sertraline) and you may find you are sleeping better. ...Read more

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Can parasomnia show up on an EEG if a teen was taking a barbituate prescribed sleeping medication or could the pill spike the EEG test?

Barbiturate: Yes. An eeg may register an abnormality from the effects of the barbiturate in the sleep aid, but sleep disorders can also register eeg abnormalities. Your neurologist should be able to sort out the underlying cause of the eeg tracings. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist did not taper me off clonazepam. I don't feel tired and don't sleep at night and was put on a sleeping medication what should I do?

Learn to sleep: The human brain can retrain itself to sleep. You must start practicing his to be normal and how to sleep again. It is okay for this to take some time. When you are tired enough you will sleep. ...Read more

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Can i speak to a family doctor about another family members health issue? I have a grandparent that goes to the same doctor as i do. She has a history of alcohol addiction and has recently been percribed sleeping medication. She now takes her sleeping m

Can i speak to a family doctor about another family members health issue? I have a grandparent that goes to the same doctor as i do.  She has a history of alcohol addiction and has recently been percribed sleeping medication.  She now takes her sleeping m

Not without her : Permission. Without the permission of the patient, unless the patient lacks capacity and you are the next of lin or poa, we can't talk about confidential health information with others. Of course, it never stops family members from volunteering info. It's a 1-sided conversation. Just know that we can't talk to you without permission. It's a violation of the hipaa law. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a good sleep medicine for narcolepsy?

What is a good sleep medicine for narcolepsy?

Depends: In order to stay awake during the day we often use stimulants and stimulants like medications including provigil, nuvigil, Ritalin (methylphenidate) ... Recently, we are able to use xyrem to help patients sleep deeper and are more rested. There are medication for cataplexy too. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) is starting to not work for me, does anyone have any suggestions for a good sleep medicine?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleeping pill which is not very healthy for you as it does not do anything to heal your sleeping problem and it can have some nasty side effects. Call your doctor about getting a sleep study done to determine the cause of your insomnia and then proper treatment will safely help you. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more