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I have a myriad of health issues which I'm managing through.

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Hi doctor
I have a myriad of health issues which I'm managing through. At this moment the most pressing concern is my sleep. I take 10mg zolnoxs most nights, sometimes a little less. However, the past two night I haven't fallen asleep despite taking 10mg. Can I safely take another 10mg (making it 20mg) for the night just as a means to falling asleep as soon as possible?
911Doctor :

So the maximum recommended dose is 10mg

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do people sometimes take more?

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can I recommend it?

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what will happen?

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you may get some extra sleep effect and you will probably be fine, providing, of course, that you do not drink alcohol with it or use other medicines

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also, you should know, that zolnoxs is NOT recommended for long term treatment of insomnia

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and will start to lose its effectiveness the more nights you take it consecutively

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standing by

Customer: Ok I understand. As my current prescription finishes, should I do a 'cold turkey' method of ceasing treatment or should I gradually lower the dosage until I can sleep without the Zolnox?
911Doctor :

well either would be fine, but the question will be 'have you dealt with the underlying issue'...

Customer: Exercise, detox diet, Vit b12 supplements, VenlorXR, psychiatrist, psychologist, physiologist and even reflexologist! I think these tools in my toolbox each help in their own way and once I'm able to sustain and maintain a recommended schedule then my sleep will hopefully also improve. I have fibromyalgia, severe depressive disorder and anxiety.
911Doctor :

sound like you are in very good hands

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the most important thing is going to be to keep finding the positive

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and stand by one minute for a reference

Customer: Standing by
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do you have any final questions for me?

Customer: Excellent. Thank you.
911Doctor :

you are most welcome

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and good night/morning

Customer: Good night
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