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I have been taking a sleeping tablet as well as dolased for around years or so i'm now in to my eighth day withdrawal from this medication?

I have been taking a sleeping tablet as well as dolased for around years or so i'm now in to my eighth day withdrawal from this   medication?

Serious withhdrawal: from benzodiazepine/diazepam can lead to seizures..even fatal ones. Withdrawal from opiates can feel bad but is less likely to cause serious harm. BUT, the serious withdrawal is rare to start after 3-5 days after withdrawal; it can, but it's rare. BUT, psychological dependence, changes in the nervous system DOES persists for a LONG time after withdrawal of sedatives. cannot say in your particulars ...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


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Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

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Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Neither is/are safe: Chlordiazepoxide (librium) has a half-life of 5-30hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 3-200hrs! diazepam (valium) has a half-life of 30-60hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 30-100hrs. Neither are indicated (approved) for use in insomnia. All benzo & other non-benzo sedative-hypnotics are associated w/increase risk of injuries & even mortality. http://bit.ly/kbqlwd. ...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?

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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Will one sleeping pill I took yesterday show up on a urine drug screen?

Will one sleeping pill I took yesterday show up on a urine drug screen?

Sleeping pill: Depending on kind of pill and whether short acting or extended release, ones belonging to benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotics, will show up in testing. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to sleep at night?

What is a good medication to sleep at night?

Start easy: Medications with low adverse effects include melatonin and other ones at the health food store. Ambien and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are widely used these days but both have quite some side effects. Hopefully prescription free drugs will do the job. However, sometimes there is an underlying problem that may cause sleep problems. Having it diagnosed by a sleep doc is useful for many patients. ...Read more

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Can pain medications disrupt sleep patterns?

Can pain medications disrupt sleep patterns?

Yes: Prescription pain meds can cause all sorts of side effects. Altered sleep can be one of them (they can make people feel drowsy if they take them during the day, which can disrupt their sleep at night). ...Read more

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What are the pros & cons of Nitazepam as a sleep medication?

What are the pros & cons of Nitazepam as a sleep medication?

How about what are: the Con's to using nitrazepam as a sleep medication? It is a benzodiazapine. You can develop a tolerance to this class of medications. This is NOT a HEALTHY choice for a sleep aid. ...Read more

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Do you know which tablet is suitable for good and best sleep?

None: No medication is good for sleep. All are potentially addictive. The safest, best, and most enduring way to get good sleep consistently each night is sleep hygiene - same time each night, no meal within 1 hour of sleep, resolving stress as much as possible, healthy overall, no activities in bed like reading or watching TV - only sleep and sex, and limiting alcohol, caffeine, and excess sugars. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medication will put me to sleep for a few days?

Please answer! what medication will put me to sleep for a few days?

I don't think it: Would be particularly healthy to sleep solidy through several days. Anesthesiologists some times administer medications for lengthy periods (such as an induced coma) but that would only be done if there is a medical indication. Anesthesia has very real possible side effects ; would only be administered if there was a need. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get a good nights sleep without medication or drinks?

Can you tell me how I could get a good nights sleep without medication or drinks?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to put someone to sleep without hurting them or using drugs/medication?

Are there things i can do to put someone to sleep without hurting them or using drugs/medication?

Behavior change: Go to bed , leave bed same time night/am.Daily exercise at same time, never within 3 hours of bedtime. Limit caffeine to 1 cup coffee equivalent daily none after 10am. Eat regular diet, regular meal time, limit etoh to 2 glasses wine equivalent, never within 3 hours of bedtime. Leave bed if not sleeping after 30". Do nonproductive , relaxing things in dim light then return when think can sleep. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't sleep at night no matter what . Are there any safe medications to resolve my issue?

What to do if i can't sleep at night no matter what . Are there any safe medications to resolve my issue?

Melatonin: Melatonin is available over the counter. It is the substance your brain uses to set your biological clock. Take 1/2 to 1 hour before bed time. Stop tv and computer activities 1/2 to 1 hour before trying to go to bed as the light lowers your natural melatonin levels. Avoid afternoon and evening caffeine. Or other stimulants.. See your doctor to discuss other measures and possibly have a sleep. ...Read more

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How come i'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

How come i'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

Sleep reversal: This is a complete reversal. There are several disorders that can do that, such as delayed sleep phase disorder. Try to avoid all medications, get up early in the morning with plenty of light, try staying awake during the day (plenty of coffee if needed - is very safe). Then you should be tired for the night. Otherwise sleep doc is useful. ...Read more

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I take nicip plus 6 tablets before an hour ago...I wnt to know if it effect on my body...its dangerous to me...I CNT sleep due to this tnsn plzz respond me that I sleep relaxed?

I take nicip plus 6 tablets before an hour ago...I wnt to know if it effect on my body...its dangerous to me...I CNT sleep due to this tnsn plzz respond me that I sleep relaxed?

Suicidal?: Were you trying to kill yourself? If you feel suicidal go to Emergency right away. This drug contains acetaminophen and Nimesulide. It is meant to be taken one or maximum two at a time. Why would you take 6 at once? It will probably not kill you but you may have a severe stomach ache or bleeding. If you develop severe nausea and vomiting or bleeding go to Emergency. Do not take this dose again. ...Read more