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I’m suffering from insomnia...

I’m suffering from insomnia. This happened before about 7 years ago. The physician gave me 1mg Ativan. How can I go about getting a prescription for Ativan again?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you used Ativan or anything similar before?

Yes, I’ve used Ativan approximately 7 years back

Doctor's Assistant: Have you used anything besides Ativan for this?

No, just toss & turn. The Advil PM I won’t use cuz it brings me to the brink of sleep, but never lets me get there.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I’m healthy as a horse otherwise

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

ativan is not a good idea for long term treatment for insomnia.

you can become dependent on it and have withdraw symptoms when you stop taking it

better to exercise regularly and use over the counter sleep aids like melatonin and 25-50mg of benadryl to help you sleep

ativan should only be used if you have bad anxiety symptoms or anxiety disorder and then it should be used with other medications to help.

regular exercise and yoga can help you sleep better.

better sleep habits can help as well.

we can't give out prescriptions here to clients over the internet.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

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