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I am taking 10 to 12 3.5mg of sleeping tablets during the day

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I am taking 10 to 12 3.5mg of sleeping tablets during the day to get me through. Am I causing my body and stress or me organs?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for this questionWhat medicine are you taking?I am guessing that it is probably very bad for youPlease let me know what you are takinglet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave a positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me again: for using
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I have opened the rating system for youPlease remember I only get credit if you rate positive for meIf you have more questions, just reply :)
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
HelloI am Dr. Thomas, a double board certified US doctor.Find me by request here and I will give you precise, accurate and comprehensive answers.Prescription sleeping medications, used long term, have been associated with three times the rate of premature death than with people who do not use them. And, in fact, there was an increase in deaths due to cancer in the studies.While this is a correlation, and does not negate the use short term, using them chronically to get through the day is not medical standard of care.You need a work up to see what is going on with you. And why would you be taking sleeping pills during the day?If you are "hyper" then this needs to be worked up immediately. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I opened the rating system for you to reviewI only receive credit with 3 starts or above.If you have more questions, just reply. :)