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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   can i take zolfresh 10 mg for insomnia?
Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   29
Doctor :  
Have you been prescribed with it?
User :   nope i read it in a brochure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
What type of sleep issue are you having?
User :   zolpidem tartrate
User :   well just cant sleep
User :   brain seems to be working all the time
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Like you are having difficulty initially to get sleep?
Doctor :  
or is it you wake up early?
Doctor :  
or many times in between
User :   i just dont sleep
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But at what phase is important
Doctor :  
one is starting problem
Doctor :  
one is maintainence problem
Doctor :  
and the one more is both
Doctor :  
so which is yours?
User :   well i keep thinking a lot all the time , even while in bed
User :   maintain what?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
sleep
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?

User :   since childhood
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but now with work and all, its getting to me
Doctor :  
Zolfresh is not a solution for that
User :   then?
Doctor :  
You should go more in favor of counselling
Doctor :  
and psychiatric help
User :   did, he gave me lithium, but no use
User :   lithium carbonate
Doctor :   Ok

User :   some mood disorder, too much energy he said
User :   tried hypnotizing me, didnt work
User :   he just kept increasing my dosage
Doctor :  
Just a minute
Doctor :  
I have an emergency call
User :   but that makes blurred vision
User :   so started taking zolfresh on alternate days
User :   ok np
User :   its helping but dunno how long i should take
Doctor :   Thank you

Doctor :  
You should not take Zolfresh now
Doctor :  
it is not a solutin
User :   oh, then what do i do
Doctor :  
You should go more for psychiatric medications
Doctor :  
like antidepressants
Doctor :  
rather than Lithium
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to consult our Psychiatrist
Doctor :  
who shall be of use
Doctor :  
as you have this problem since childhood
User :   ok, but i have the opposite of depression
User :   i never get depressed
Doctor :   It is the name of the class of drugs

Doctor :  
it includes many drugs
User :   oh ok
Doctor :  
and depending on the condition
Doctor :  
a suitable one shall be prescribed
User :   well alcohol helps
Doctor :  
I shall give you our psychiatrist's link
Doctor :  
http://www.healthcaremagic.com/specialists/Psychiatrist/Dr-Sudhir-Hebbar/21
User :   oh great
Doctor :  
Alcohol is not recommended any day
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no thanks a lot
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries.
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