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What is the best med for insomnia besides trazodone and ambien (zolpidem) to help with falling asleep?

See answer. There is no one best answer as every patient is different and the causes for insomnia vary. The following websites may be helpful in dealing with insomnia:http://bit.ly/1H64Naf and http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw Also go to the CheckList discussing CBT: "Overcoming Anxiety and Stress" Read more...
Cannabis. Amongst my patients this is the medicinal that gets the most votes for ameliorating the sleeping process and for providing the greatest degree of restorative sleep. See comments below: . Read more...
Find cause. Insomnia is a symptom which can be caused by many factors. While a med may help temporarily, try to find the cause and treat accordingly. See: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia. Read more...
Lunesta (eszopiclone) Lunesta (eszopiclone) or its generic is effective for sleep onset and sleep maintance. Read more...
Find out why. if you have chronicearly insomnia you should have a sleep study to find out why. then an app=appropriate treatment plan can be created. hypnotics, the sleeping pills, are useful for short term insomnia problems. sleep problem lasting longer than 4 weeks should have a sleep study. Read more...
Figure out etiology. Perhaps you and your psychiatrist or therapist or even by yourself might be able to figure out what you are having trouble falling asleep. Cutting down stimulants in the evening such as coffee, caffeinated tea or even chocolates can help. Learning relaxation techniques may be helpful. Addressing any drug or alcohol issues can also be helpful. Read more...
Insomnia. Trazodone , Ambien (zolpidem) and other medication can have good effect for short time, after that they are not effective, and can have side effects. Go to a National Park and Feel Wonder and Peace. Be inspired to look at stresses affecting your sleep. Do Yoga, Tai Chi in evening, later Breathing Relaxation, and Visual imagery of National Parks. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy and Medication. Read more...
It depends. Upon what’s causing your insomnia. Please have an evaluation to determine why you’re suffering from insomnia, what type it is, and if necessary have a sleep study in order to have it appropriately treated. Good luck! Read more...

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...

Recently started having trouble falling asleep after I've taken 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem). It doesn't seem to help as much anymore. Is this normal?

Body got used to it. Did you start right with the 10mg. dose or at 5 mg.? And what is the diagnosis for which you've been given this medication. This should only really be used as a temporary measure to help you sleep until whatever the acute situation is causing you to lose sleep is resolved. Are you working to fix that problem. I never keep anybody on this drug for more than 30 days without seeing what's up. Read more...

I have been taking generic Ambien (zolpidem) for 2wks, and I still have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep I asked to be started on lightest dose?

Ambien (zolpidem) It is made to work within 15mn and not work after 2-3hours, but once launched into sleep, the sleep can go on all night. But if you wake up after a few hours, need to stop it immediately as it is not made for your actual condition. Need to treat the cause of insomnia, which is the most frequent symptom of most mental problem. Not treat just the symptom while disease worsens unavoidably. Rx early. Read more...
Ambien (zolpidem) Advise talking to your prescribing doctor about exploring the cause of your insomnia & treating that, also exploring other alternative medications while finding the cause. Read more...

I'm nursing my 22 mo old daughter still, would like to continue, but recently having trouble falling asleep. Dr prescribed me ambien (zolpidem). Can I nurse?

Probably not. Ambien (zolpidem) is considered potentially unsafe in lactation. An easy alternative would be to pump prior to taking the ambien (zolpidem). It will be mostly out of your system by morning. I have several patients doing this safely and successfully. Read more...
Considered ok. Ambien (zolpidem) has been classified a level 3 risk, relatively safe, for breast feeding moms. Some infants may be sensitive & show sedation & diminished appetite, but this is more an issue for newly born than older infants. Infant exposure is ~5-20% of the maternal dose relative to body weight see: medications & mother's milk, 14ed.Hall 2010. Read more...