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Xanax Sleeping Pill
Yes: Unless you're dying with end-stage congestive heart failure (hopefully not), the murmur is not an issue. However, Xanax (alprazolam) and sleeping pills have additive sedative effects (with respiratory depression) and should not be used together, just as alcohol should also be avoided with their use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Insomnia 2+ years.
On pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) lithium for bipolar.
No sleeping pills work.
Valium does not work.
A high dose Xanax can. 2 to 5 mg.
What can I do?
Insomnia suggestions: Regular sleep schedule, especially time to get up. Minimize light before sleep period, including tv & computer. Don't go to bed hungry or right after a big meal. Avoid or minimize caffeine & alcohol. Exercise regularly, but not within 3-4 hrs before bedtime. Use relaxing pre-sleep routine (warm bath, light snack, reading). Bedroom temp at 60-68f. Learn relaxation skills. Find sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. What is the weakest sleeping pills that I can use every night for a short period without seeing a doctor? Is Alprazolam 0.5 good?
I took two pills last night. One oxazepam 30 mg and one Xanax (alprazolam) 2 mg and it helped my anxiety and sleep a lot! is this a good thing? I woke refreshed.
Xanax (alprazolam): Only if ok with your prescribing doctor, since he knows the dosages of your medications. ...Read more
Yes.: It will be ok. Don't overdo any of these though. ...Read more
Probably not: At least not in the usual doses. The high tolerance and use of xanax, (alprazolam) a notoriously short-acting drug where when it wears off, worse insomnia occurs, may be the cause of your sleep problems. Adding more drugs to problems being caused by drugs is a sure way to enter a vicious cycle of escalating doses, escalating dependency, increasing side effects and problems with addiction and its complications. ...Read more
I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg trazodone before i to go to sleep. Can i drive a car the next day?
As long as: You are not sedated. You need to be thinking coherently with good reaction times. There are some people who have residual grogginess with these medications. ...Read more