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I have taken pregaba nt for more than year due to neuro muscle pain and insomnia. Now I want to get rid of this tablet but had a difficultly to sleep without this medicine. Doctor suggested to take lonazep 0.5 mg at night. Is it a alternate medicine compare to pregaba nt and is it possible to get rid of lonazep at later point. I am looking for a non habit forming sleep aid. Please suggest.

Dr.Vilas Misra 91% (756ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Lucknow
I have taken pregaba nt for more than year due to neuro muscle pain and insomnia. Now I want to get rid of this table...
Dear lybrate-user, relax and calm down, you should not have given up pregaba in the first place as it was meant to treat your neuro-muscular pain and it takes time for it to do so. Lonazep on the other hand is a more sedating drug so if you make a habit of taking lonazep you will find much more difficult in leaving it plus it would have no effect on your neuro-muscular pain. Please therefore consult a general physician as early as possible.
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Dear sir, I am a 34 years male, caught covid on june 8th lost smell and taste, which I got back on 16th june but from then onwards I got insomnia till 24th june and then get around 3-4 hrs of sleep, lately I develop too much issue with digestion, now I get too much acid reflux, bloating, and almost going to toilet for 5-6 times and getting soft stool with yellow color. I have taken aciloc rd and probiotic also but still things are not changing. If you kindly suggest me something. thanks in advance.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (117277ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Dear sir, I am a 34 years male, caught covid on june 8th lost smell and taste, which I got back on 16th june but from...
This medicine (proton pump inhibitor (PPI).) will not cure problem. It only works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. The day u dont take medicine normal acid production will be there n u will have symptoms. Do this 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic). ) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't Overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U can eat whatever ur mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is ur traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, Carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. It contains a lot of fiber which will help reduce tendency for constipation 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time 11. Take half cup of cold milk when u feel acidity, it will help. Curd is good for u. 12. If its very severe then Elevate your bed Raising the head of your bed six to eight inches can help gravity keep gastric acid down in your stomach. This is for long term results But for now to bring your digestive system back on track you need to take medicines. For that I need more details, you can consult me
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I am 36 years old female. I recently got treated for bells palsy due to steroids I have got insomnia. Since 20 days. I did homeopathy n m taking passiflora mother tincture 15 drops every night but doesn't seem working. Also I take aconite 30, 5 nos. In morning. Please help.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8845ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 36 years old female. I recently got treated for bells palsy due to steroids I have got insomnia. Since 20 days. ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Approximately 30% of patients, however, experience long-term symptoms following the paralysis, and approximately 5% are left with an unacceptably high degree of sequelae. Bell palsy sequelae include incomplete motor regeneration, incomplete sensory regeneration, and aberrant reinnervation of the facial nerve. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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I have my exams on 29th november (cat), yesterday I could not fall asleep whole night, is it due to taking zolpidem for 10-15 days, as I had not taken it yesterday. If I don't take it for next two -three days, will it be problematic?

Dr.Vilas Misra 91% (756ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Lucknow
I have my exams on 29th november (cat), yesterday I could not fall asleep whole night, is it due to taking zolpidem f...
Dear lybrate-user, yes it will be because by now your brain is accustomed to this drug, by the way who prescibed this drug to you was it a psychiatrist or did you self medicate, another thing you have not mentioned the dose of zolpidem that you are taking so that if high it might be tapered down to suit your exam needs. Therefore you must consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. Yours sincerely.
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I'm using zolfresh 10 mg, for sleeping. I'm getting sleep only 4 hours. Please give advice to improve my sleep.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8845ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I'm using zolfresh 10 mg, for sleeping. I'm getting sleep only 4 hours. Please give advice to improve my sleep.
You should not take any medicine without doctor's advice. It may be harmful and can lead other complications. But we have to look into the details of the problem. Let's have a detailed discussion to ensure proper treatment.
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Can I take ativan or zolpidem once in a week or two week for sleep, will it make be habitual to it and addicted?

Dr.Karthik Chavan 92% (27ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
Can I take ativan or zolpidem once in a week or two week for sleep, will it make be habitual to it and addicted?
Both of them have their own side effects. Before using any medications please consult a doctor. Both of the mentioned drugs might get habituated. And please note that these drugs just increase your sleep but they doesn't relax your brain (which is the main reason to sleep) if you have prescription, use these drugs according to the prescription and do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting the doctor. Visit my website for authentic and verified health tips. You can consult me for free at my website.
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Is serrapeptase 10 mg is safe for long term use and its benefits. Also tell me about pregabalin 75 mg with vitamin 12. For soar muscles. I am getting relief. For how long can I use it with no side effects. Lastly is melatonin 3 to 5 mg safe for insomnia?

Dr.Mool Chand Gupta 93% (37139ratings)
MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Is serrapeptase 10 mg is safe for long term use and its benefits. Also tell me about pregabalin 75 mg with vitamin 12...
Melatonin will help in sleep initiation only pregabalin can be taken for 2-3 month under medical guidance better to avoid long term use of serratopeptase.
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Health Problems That Keep You Awake!

Dr.Rakesh Sharma 90% (30ratings)
DDF, FCCP, MD , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Health Problems That Keep You Awake!

Staying up late at night intentionally is not insomnia. If you find it difficult to fall asleep, or cannot sleep soundly for long, then it is indeed a case of insomnia. The inability to sleep can have terrible repercussions on your physical and psychological health.

A number of reasons could cause insomnia. Understanding the causes could help you identify your sleeplessness as insomnia and seek treatment right away.

What Health Issues cause Insomnia?

Here are some health problems of both the mind and body that can keep you awake –

• Stress Chronic stress and worry born out of our tense lives is a direct cause of insomnia. Long-term anxiety, panic disorders, as well as PTSD can induce sleeplessness.

Irregular Sleep Patterns Your body would hate it if you deviate from the Circadian Rhythm – the body clock. It regulates the functions of your body, including your sleep patterns. But if you defy your body clock by sleeping at irregular hours – suppose you are staying up late to get some extra work done, or you may have opted for a night shift, or if you are experiencing a jet lag – then you will notice that when it is finally time for you to hit the bed, sleep will be elusive.

Depression Depression is a horrific psychological disorder that makes a person lose interest in life itself. And one of the indicators of depression is loss of sleep. It is not just depression, but also other illnesses that cause psychological turbulence such as bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders, triggering insomnia.

• Breathing Issues Sleep apnoea is a dangerous disorder that stops your breathing multiple times every night and will wake you up every time. Yet you will possibly not even remember waking up. However, this does disturb the quality of your sleep and affects your health adversely.

• Dementia Dementia is accompanied by a gradual loss of memory. But sometimes people who are suffering from dementia display anxiety, restlessness or even aggressive behaviour when it is time for them to go to bed. This is called the sundown syndrome and it might even keep them up all night.

Pain Pain is one of the commonest reasons for losing sleep. Pain can originate due to any number of reasons – arthritis, a sprained joint, an injury, or if you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, then it may keep you awake at night. This is actually a vicious circle because the inability to sleep will aggravate your pain. Talk to your doctor who will prescribe the appropriate pain medication.

• Parkinson’s disease This disease is another reason behind insomnia. Parkinson’s disease interferes with your nerve signals and this might cause disruption in your sleep.

Menopause When a woman inches closer to her menopause, her body reduces the production of oestrogen and progesterone. This imbalance of hormones can trigger sleep loss.

How long can you go without sleeping?

There is no data on how long a human can function without sleep. The longest someone stayed awake is 11 days. Usually, the body cannot last that long without some sound shut-eye. Your brain flushes out the waste matter its cells produce during sleep. That is why even 24 hours without sleep can make your brain sluggish and disoriented. If you stay awake for more than 48 hours at a stretch, your cognitive abilities will start failing you. Sleep is instrumental to a healthy mind and body. If you are experiencing insomnia, talk to a doctor immediately or look up some remedies.

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Insomnia - Have Homeopathy At Your Rescue!

Dr.Shivam Jaiswal 92% (111ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Varanasi
Insomnia - Have Homeopathy At Your Rescue!

After a hard day the only relief one has is to get a good night’s rest and drift off to the world of sweet sleep. You might find yourself wide awake at night, even when your body is extremely tired. This difficulty to fall asleep naturally is called insomnia. If this inability to sleep continues for a long time, it becomes a sleep disorder and can cause many physical and health issues.

Reasons behind Insomnia  

The lifestyle of the twenty-first century can be very demanding. A disorder like insomnia can be easily triggered with various factors they include:

1. Emotional stress: The rollercoaster of emotions that one deals with had a huge effect on their sleep cycle. A stressed mindset will find it hard to be put to rest and as this unwanted stress continues each day.

2. Fluctuating hormones in a woman’s body: Women tend to be the victims of insomnia more often than their male counterparts. These changes may include conditions such as PMS, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

3. Use of caffeine and anti depressants:  Excessive coffee drinkers might find it difficult to relax their brain, since the caffeine in tea and coffee keeps one brain alert, hence too much of caffeine consumption can be a cause of insomnia. Even smokers might face the same problem since the nicotine acts as an alerting agent.

4. Systemic disorders: Disorders like Asthma and Hyperthyroidism and other various medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, allergies, hyperthyroidism and Parkinson’s disease can do the same.

Treating insomnia with homeopathy

The reason why Insomnia can be treated the best way through homeopathy is because this treatment is both free from any side effects and is quick in its effects as well in comparison to other conventional methods which induce artificial sleep that can have harrowing effects.  On the contrary, homeopathy is a completely natural treatment that doesn’t include any artificial drugs and its small doses work just the right way.

Medications

1. Coffea Cruda is a homeopathic medicine that is most often used for treating insomnia of acute origin or when the disorder only lasts for a brief moment of time.  As the name suggests it is made from coffee beans.

2. Nux Vomica is more suited when insomnia is due to the abuse of stimulants like too much of alcohol, coffee or nicotine. Other medicines such as opium, aconite, arsenic are also recommended by a specialized homeopath

It is always recommended to consult a specialized homeopath before taking any medication.

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