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I cannot sleep without taking sleeping pill

Hi, I am 24 male suffering from sleep problem since 3 months. Due to this I was deppressed for some times and consulted a doctor, Doctor prescribed me stalopalm plus and i have taken it for 1tablet for 1months and then half for 15days, by taking tablet I can easily sleep and stopped it can not able to sleep till late night, Isince some days feeling itching in whole body and due to that cannot able to sleep till late night and also I have to go for potty 3times a day. Am I suffering for any physical dieseas or Is this just My thought? Please help me or suggest some alternative or should I need to consult doctor again? Regards, Alpesh Pithwa.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Alpesh
Welcome to HCM
Read your prob, insomnia or sleeping disorder are common prob now a days. there are many causes of sleeping disorder some of them are irregular time of sleeping, mental clouding ( ie. many thoughts running at a time in brain, ), any pain. so first you have to rule out the cause. you should take anti anxity tab as per advise of your doc , not anti depressent. it helps you coming out from this prob. along with it avoid tea or coffee at night, take meal 4 hrs before sleeping time.
Dr aseem
Answered: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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Psychiatrist Dr. Keerthish Shetty's  Response
Hi alpesh,
Your sleeping problem is probably due to depression and not the other way round. Depression is a common problem and is expected to be the most imporatnt cause of burden of disease by 2020 (World Health Organization).

I am not sure if you consulted a specialist or a general physician. The medicine (a combination of anti depressant and anti anxiety) have no doubt heped you, but they are not to be stopped after 15 days. Treatment for depression is usually long term to prevent relapse of symptoms (as in your case). Consult a psychiatrist and discuss regarding the duration of treatment.
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