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I am having a lot of trouble with sleeping Assistant: Have

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I am having a lot of trouble with sleeping
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes I have. I was prescribed Zopiclone 15mg but decided to get off it
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Haven’t had any Zopiclone for 6weeks. I have ASD, ADHD and severe anxiety disorder and take diazepam, sertraline and Methylphenidate
Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: I got diagnosed at the age of 17. I am 22 now but ever since I stopped taking my Zopiclone I have had huge trouble with sleep and anxiety with a bit of depression and a lot of stress
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m self harming now
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. DrVasavada

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Sleep is induced by brain hormone called melatonin. One can take it as tablet also so get prescription for the same.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Moderate Interaction occurs with the use of Melatonin and Diazepam. I am currently prescribed 30mg of Diazepam in 24 hours. What dose of Melatonin do you think is appropriate? Thanks for getting back to me.
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

You are welcome. Start with low dose of 3 mg. May raise if needed.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Okay, lastly, could you kindly tell me the pros of Melatonin vs Zopiclone. I was prescribed 15mg of Zopiclone for 18 months but decided myself to titrate the dose down to zero milligrams with my doctors help. This is quite a recent thing being without Zopiclone and now I find it very very hard to get to sleep assuming that it’s due to the absence of Zopiclone
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Best regards
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Melatonin is natural hormone formed in body and has no risk of habit formation. Other one is chemical synthetic one, may cause habit.