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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more
?: Not sure why you would be asking this question. Would not recommend taking more than directed. Talk to your doctor about other options. If you are looking for a way to kill yourself, nothing is absolute and you do matter even if you don't think so right now. Please seek help. ...Read more
Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe
Not typically: Imovane is a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a sleep aid medication (. Because imovane can worsen symptoms of respiratory disorders, people with sleep apnea, emphysema, asthma or bronchitis may not be able to safely take imovane. Never take any sleep aid without the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
Now off psych medications, like geodon, (ziprasidone) klonopin, ativan, trazodone, that put me to sleep. Am now using Benadryl evernight4 sleep no relaxation or wood
Sleep: Since you have tried many medications for sleep it may be useful to change your lifestyle if you have not already. Daily exercise before 3pm, no caffeine after 3pm, no alcohol in the evening. If these methods do not work consult with a clinical psychologist who can help uncover the difficulties preventing sleep and how to develop better coping skills. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 1/2 Soma at night for sleep/muscle spasms. Looking for shorter-acting muscle relax. That won't change natural sleep architecture.Tried flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?
Talk to your PCP: There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is better tolerated while Flexeril tends to be overly sedating. You should discuss with your primary care physician which medication is right for you. ...Read more
Shorter-acting muscle relaxants? Currently taking 1/2 a Soma (carisoprodol) at night for sleep/cervical spondylosis/fibromyalgia-like pain. Tired into daytime.
Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www.Mylwi.Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd.Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit.Ly/17uogmu for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. ...Read more
Prescribed Vyvanse 30mg a day. I can't sleep even with ambien (zolpidem). What other sleep medication is recommended?
Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Melatonin 0.3 mg at 8pm, get in bed at 10pm, 2-6AM sleep (7-8am nap). Feel sleepy and tired all day. How to use melatonin in delayed sleep disorder?
Sleep study?: Has your insomnia been diagnosed by a specialist? Sleep study? It's important to find the UNDERLYING CAUSE for targetted therapy rather than simply assume some drug'll cure the symptom. It rarely works that way in the majority of people over the long term. You were not born an insomniac so why settle for that as an immutable lifelong problem? Write me at to help: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I take 50 mg of deoxylamine succinate, 3 mg of Melatonin, and 3 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) together for chronic insomnia and poor sleep quality?
You could, but: I fear that you are getting into a rather bad sleep/ medication cycle which will eventuate in medication tolerance, and worsening sleep. This is very complex, and at age 25, may need more direct help. There are sleep specialists available to guide you, and here on site, a couple experts in area. I thing a Concierge virtual visit is well worth your time. ...Read more
Paradoxical effects: Can occur, that is, restlessness and difficulty falling and staying asleep. I believe the active substance is Diphenhydramine which isn't a long term solution. I recommend that if you have a long term persistent sleep disorder, that you get seen and assessed by a specialist instead of otc medications etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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Benadryl (diphenhydramine): The "pm" in advil pm is Diphenhydramine (bendaryl). That is what makes you sleepy. The advil does nothing to help you sleep but it is hard on the liver and the rest of the gut. If you take generic Diphenhydramine it will have the same effect without the liver impact of ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer