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I've struggled with insomnia my entire life.. even when I decided to get off all medications.. I never could I sleep... my boyfriend's mom gives me her sonata prescription at times when needed... it helps me fall asleep... can't find doc ?
Why?: can't you find a doctor? Never use anyone else's medication. Consult a psychologist for relaxation techniques and speak to a medical doctor regarding newer therapies for insomnia.Not sure what you mean by "can't find a doctor". Consult local hospital referral services or your local county health clinic. ...Read more
Do you need to?: The first question I must ask is why do you feel you need both? Have you tried either one alone? Did your doctor advise the combination? You should let your doctor know your plans since melatonin could combine with OTHER drugs you could be taking that you didn't mention and that could be problematic. If you'd like to drop me a line and we can talk more: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Hello. I have been snorting, sonata (zaleplon) for two month ireaaly am addicted and I have headaches what should I do? Ehat happens when you snort i mean bad?
Addiction Medicine: I would advise an immediate phone call to a medical detox center or an addiction medicine specialist. Please use the urgency you feel today to get yourself to the appropriate place to get real and lasting help. There is a very real miracle available to get you clean and keep you clean from this drug. ...Read more
No, I do not believe: It would work well. Work with a psychiatrist or sleep doc to transition you to another med like trazodone. You should have a psych eval and sleep to look into other causes of insomnia that may be underlying your dependence. Once off meds a trial of cognitive therapy for insomnia could be very helpful. Make sure you practice good sleep hygiene. ( google. This term or read one of dr heidi fowler's sleep hygiene posts right here on healthtap. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sonata: Addiction: Please note that if you take sonata (zaleplon) more than seven days in a row you are addicted. This is a very dangerous medication and i would hope you are using it only sparingly. Once you take sonata (zaleplon) you should be in bed. There are significant reports of sleep walking, sleep cooking, sleep driving, etc. Please be very careful. ...Read more
Something put me into severe withdrawal. I combined effexor, sonata (zaleplon) and suboxone? What could have done it??? I still don't feel great but better
With a international flight soon, i will try to get ativan for the flight. To sleep good while there, would 1-3 mg of melatonin or sonata (zaleplon) be better ?
I would start with: Melatonin taken about two hours before your desired bedtime. If that does not work, you can use 10 mg of sonata (zaleplon) if prescribed for you and in this situation i write may repeat x 1 if you wake up and have at least three hours of sleep time left, so you can take another and go back to sleep within about twenty minutes. Have a great flight and a happy new year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I snorted sonata (zaleplon) and then i tried to get my nose clean. While cleaning i had a little blood from nose so what bad happens when you snort to sonata (zaleplon) ?
Addicted Brain: Regardless it surely sounds like you need drug treatment. Snorting sonata (zaleplon) is no joke. It is very common to become addicted to sonata (zaleplon) and other drugs like it on the market. And, many people in drug treatment programs are there for prescription drug misuse and abuse. ...Read more
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.
Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more