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Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficulty falling

asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression.
Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon.

In brief: Difficulty falling

asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression.
Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon.
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many options but

Without a better understanding of why you are suffering from insomnia, it's difficult to make any meaningful recommendations.
More information is necessary to best guide you. Consider a formal HealthTap Prime consultation. Best of luck.

In brief: Many options but

Without a better understanding of why you are suffering from insomnia, it's difficult to make any meaningful recommendations.
More information is necessary to best guide you. Consider a formal HealthTap Prime consultation. Best of luck.
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Marino Molina
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Clonazepam no 4sleep

Insomnia is a symptom like fever.
Go to a good psychiatrist for an evaluation and better treatment of you anxiety. Clonazepam does not treat anxiety and might increase your problem on the long time. Your insomnia is probably consequence of your anxiety.

In brief: Clonazepam no 4sleep

Insomnia is a symptom like fever.
Go to a good psychiatrist for an evaluation and better treatment of you anxiety. Clonazepam does not treat anxiety and might increase your problem on the long time. Your insomnia is probably consequence of your anxiety.
Dr. Marino Molina
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia is considered the best long term solution for insomnia, but a number of medications can be helpful also.
I recommend you talk with your prescribing doctor about using the klonopin (clonazepam) for sleep also, as you will run out sooner and more likely to develop tolerance if taking every day. Don't give up on being able to taper off meds though-it can be done!

In brief: Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia is considered the best long term solution for insomnia, but a number of medications can be helpful also.
I recommend you talk with your prescribing doctor about using the klonopin (clonazepam) for sleep also, as you will run out sooner and more likely to develop tolerance if taking every day. Don't give up on being able to taper off meds though-it can be done!
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Anxiety common

Understandably, difficult to sleep when not feeling safe.
Get help with Why the anxiety. Avoid long term use of benzodiazepines. PTSD, substance abuse, mood disorders, family dysfunction, etc. Or combo of factors. You are young get help figuring it out.

In brief: Anxiety common

Understandably, difficult to sleep when not feeling safe.
Get help with Why the anxiety. Avoid long term use of benzodiazepines. PTSD, substance abuse, mood disorders, family dysfunction, etc. Or combo of factors. You are young get help figuring it out.
Dr. James Rotchford
Dr. James Rotchford
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