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If I wake up in pain even though i'm taking elavil, can I take an Ambien (zolpidem) to get back to sleep?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Yes...but
There should be no problem doing so but i would discuss it with my doctor first.

In brief: Yes...but
There should be no problem doing so but i would discuss it with my doctor first.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
In brief: In special cases
After consultation with your physician, this might be appropriate in selected cases and on a short-term basis.
The bigger question is why the patient wakes up secondary to pain. A better treatment is to optimize the pain medication regimen so the pain does not interfere with sleep.

In brief: In special cases
After consultation with your physician, this might be appropriate in selected cases and on a short-term basis.
The bigger question is why the patient wakes up secondary to pain. A better treatment is to optimize the pain medication regimen so the pain does not interfere with sleep.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Thank
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