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Safe Lunesta Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?
Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these to cause rebound insomnia, but it depends on how often you were taking each of them. Pregnancy itself can also affect sleep due to hormonal changes ...Read more
I am currently 4 weeks pregnant just found out stoped cold turkey seroquel, temazampem, trazadone, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) cold turkey. Can my baby have birth defect?
Birth Defects: occur in 1 percent of pregnancies. Thats excluding those that end in spontaneous abortion. Neural tube defects occur in the 3rd and 4th week of the pregnancy. Chances are minimal that a problem exists. Having discontinued, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Restoril, Trazadone and Seroquel you are likely to have problems with sleep ! I would make an appointment with your doctor to discuss safe sleep aids and strategies. ...Read more
Maybe yes, maybe no.: The full answer is complex and may require meeting with a sleep specialist. The short answer is that all drugs have adverse effects, some overt and other more subtle. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and its close cousins are effective for short term insomnia but have not been shown to be successful for long term management. There is also some evidence for dependence and odd overnight behaviors. ...Read more
Is lunesta (eszopiclone) safe for long term use? Isn't it the same as zipicolone a medecine with many warnings about tolerance and withdrawl?
Lunesta (eszopiclone): The word on the street is that if you use this sleeping pill seven days in a row you are hooked. These drugs are highly addictive. I would advise that you find another way at your young age to relearn how to sleep without medicine. There are lots of ways to get there. Please do not put this off. You can do this. ...Read more
Who knows/ best not: There are no systematic studies of the 2 together. So, in one sense - who knows! however, if a recommendation is to be made on the basis of clinical reasoning, i would say it makes no sense to combine these 2 medications, and a person doing so better be ready for s/e that they may not experience on either one alone. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I am taking 10mg of citalopram for 3 months, and have 50mg of trazadone id like to try tonight. Would this be safe? i have terrible insomnia and would like to perhaps switch from citalipram to trazadone if possible. I also take lunesta 3mg for 9 months.
Proceed with caution: Adding Trazadone to Citalopram and Lunesta (eszopiclone) may not have any major contraindications, but, some things to consider: 1. Consult prescribing provider, 2. Consider stopping Lunesta (eszopiclone) when starting Trazadone. 3. Consider taking Citalopram in morning only. 4. Most important, research non-medication treatments for insomnia as they are much more effective in the long run (though hard to implement at first). ...Read more
I've been suffering from lack of sleep for a while and it's bothering me, my friend gave me lunesta, (eszopiclone) i don't know much about it, is it safe to take?
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. Medications are not a long term solution for insomnia. Nor should you take meds not prescribed to you. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, ; bright lights prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have it can be effective in treating it. A sleep doctor can help evaluate your insomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers