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I would like to know about insomnia, and what i can do to

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i would like to know about insomnia, and what i can do to help me sleep
Thanks for posting your query.

I would do my best to help to get relief from insomnia.
First i would like to have some more information before I can give my advice.

.How long have you been having insomnia?
What antibiotics are you one?
Other than pneumonia you have any other medical illness?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

for 1 week now didnt know if i should take any other pill....sandoz-clarithromycin

Hi Virginia,
Thanks for getting back to me with additional information.

You have acute insomnia.
This could be due to various factors like emotional stress and depression due to your husband passing away and having pneumonia now. Clarithromycin also is known to cause insomnia.

The solution I provide you is -

1. Stop drinking coffee
2. Stop taking Clarithromycin after discussing with your doctor who may prescribe an alternative medication for pneumonia.
3. Do medication which will relieve your emotional stress

You may try OTC antihistamines like benadryl which also acts as a sedative and helpful in getting sleep.
Alternatively you can take an antidepressant with sedative effect like doxepin.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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