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Dr. Bridget
Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist
Category: Pharmacy
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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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Bridget…my wife and I are experiencing major problems with

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Hi Dr. Bridget…my wife and I are experiencing major problems with our business. As a result I have been unable to sleep. A few years ago we cared for my mother who had Parkinson’s disease. She was prescribed Ambien to help her sleep. It was a stressful period for us and I occasionally had sleeping problems then so I would take one of her Ambien and it worked great for me.I have consulted my primary about me current problem and she prescribed Lunesta for me because she has a personal issue with Ambien. Lunestasimply does not work for me. Do you have any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi Ed,

I am sorry to hear about your insomnia problem. Ambien is a controlled substance. Unfortunately, prescription medications for sleep cannot be prescribed online as most of them are controlled substances. I would be happy to recommend prescription medications to ask your doctor about (other than Ambien or Lunesta) OR over-the-counter medicines which do not require a prescription.