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I have a question about insomnia treatment. I have primary idiopathic insomnia. I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. It is quite extreme. I practice good sleep hygiene, have tried therapy, and have failed every single sleep medication I have tried. I cannot sleep on 1,000mg of trazadaone. Seroquel has unmanageable side effects. I woke up at 4:30am after taking Lunesta. When I wake up in the middle of the night I cannot fall back asleep until dawn. This is hell. I'm at wit's end. I've been hearing about brain surgery for depression and OCD. Could such a thing work for insomnia and take this away from me? If so what specific surgery might work for idiopathic primary insomnia?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?

Yes. Well, they're with my doctor. My failure of sleep meds is well documented

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago

Do you have a picture?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Why do you need a picture? This sounds like an exchange on an online dating site rather then a medical advice site.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago

Sorry wrong customer!!!

I don't need a picture

what other meds do you take?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No other rx meds. Just daily otc aspirin for heart health and supplements like Co enzyme q for health.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago

do you exercise?

have you had a sleep study?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I do exercise. I haven t had a sleep study. I was diagnosed with insomnia from sleep diaries. I have had insomnia since I was an infant.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago

has anything worked?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No. That's kinda why I asked my question.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago

have you tried ambien?

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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 5 months ago

just click send to reply

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