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Side effect of acne medication causing Insomnia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   I can't sleep- I just took two sleeping pills even though I was directed to only take one- its 3:30 in the morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
May I know the medication you have taken?
User :   WAL-SOM
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when have you been taking this medication?
User :   This has been going on for awhile-a few months- I haven't had a day without sleeping without over-the-counter drugs
Doctor :  
User :   I don't have any insurance to go see a doctor so I don't know where to get anything to help
Doctor :  
This is an antihistaminic which has drowsiness as a side effect
Doctor :  
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May I know your age, gender, occupation, marital status, height and weight?
User :   18, M, no occupation, single, 5'9, 202
User :   What should I do?
Doctor :   How did this start?
User :   I was taking acne medication with insomnia as a side effect
Doctor :  

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