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Vicodin To Sleep
Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.
Good Sleep Hygiene: 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take ambien (zolpidem) and trazodone? Ambien (zolpidem) helps to fall asleep but the trazodone helps to stay asleep.
Talk to doctor: Please consider other factors before taking more meds for sleeping: recent stress, your intake of alcohol, other meds prescribed or OTC, recent health changes, use of tobacco or any drug use. Discuss openly with your prescribing doctor to make the best decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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33yrs w/SLE DESPERATE to sleep. Already on 2 many meds inc Narcotics. Melatonin, Tyl pm doesn't work cry w pain in sleep Suggestions? NOT NARCOTICS
Herb: 40's female with chronic pain of SLE has pain in bed & unrefreshing malignant sleep disturbance. Opiates, such as Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can become ineffective as tolerance builds over time & opiates can be stimulating/arousing in some. Consult a physician sleep-expert. If not contraindicated, study medicinal cannabis & find a medicinal cannabis consultant. Cannabis indica encourages sleep and ameliorates pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use Trazodone extended-release low dose for sleep longer, because trazodone ir make me sleep 4 to 5 hours?
I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may i add half an ambien (zolpidem)?
See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause(s) of insomnia—stress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more
Discuss with Dr.: Recommend that you discuss this with the prescribing medical provider. In the mean time here are some things that can help with sleep. 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm >>. ...Read more
Why won't doctors prescribe halcyon or Valium for chronic insomnia when ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) won't work?
Severe insomnia. 3 hours laying in bed not able to go to sleep.then stay up till 7 am. AMBIEN (zolpidem) Zolpidem not working at all.what to do please help?
You list apnea.: Is that sleep apnea? This may require input from a sleep medicine specialist. Your Obesity could be contributing to this. How is your sleep hygiene? Work on developing excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in ...Read more
Psychiatrist says have to continue klonopin (clonazepam) at night because it is required to make trazadone work. Can you explain simply how the klonopin (clonazepam) effects the trazadone to improve sleep.?
Prescribed Vyvanse 30mg a day. I can't sleep even with ambien (zolpidem). What other sleep medication is recommended?
Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What puts you to sleep faster? 150 mg Trazodone or lunesta (eszopiclone) 3 mg? Which med is a stronger sleep aid?
Lunesta (eszopiclone): Trazodone was originally introduced as an antidepressant, but was found to help induce normal sleep. Lunesta (eszopiclone) was developed for use in chronic primary insomnia, and has demonstrated rapid onset, adequate duration, and no significant tolerance or side effects over time. ...Read more
Can one find a new way to fall asleep if once needs geodon (ziprasidone) every night to sleep? Withdrawal create extreme insomnia.Lately have switched to trazodone
Sleep Disorder: I recommend you have a complete physical to find out if you have a physical illness causing insomnia. If you are OK and Trazodone is working then keep using it and consult with a Clinical Psychologist to get help in learning what is provoking sleep problems and how to get better. The Psychologist may recommend a sleep disorders study to get more information to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer