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Treatment and regime for insomnia, alternative medicine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Doctor My Mom sufferes from insomnia. She iscurrently taking Zolfresh 5 mg which is not effective. Can you please tell any other other better mediine
Doctor :   are you there
User :   for insomnia
Doctor :   since when she is having insomnia
User :   she has this problem from last 5 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does she has any other medical problems
User :   She would prefer a alternate medicine like herbal , ayurvedic , etc snce she is very afraif side effects from allopathic medicines .
User :   She suffers high BP
User :   and she takes ATEN D daily
User :   for BP
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   provide her age
User :   63 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is quite normal at this age to suffer from insomnia
User :   I understand
Doctor :   s
Doctor :   apart from the medications he need to have some life style changes
User :   like
Doctor :   there are few questions to be asked
User :   yes please
Doctor :   is her sleeping disturbed due to any pain.
User :   no
Doctor :   as she is menopause age
Doctor :   the hormonal changes also casues insomnia
User :   no .
Doctor :   i will give some tips for good sleep
User :   yes please
Doctor :   ask her to go to bed every day and in the morning
Doctor :   at the same time
Doctor :   she can take warm bath before going to bed
User :   yes she does that regularly at the same time 10:00 PM she goes to sleep
Doctor :   so that if hse has some aches an dpains
Doctor :   it will be soothened
User :   ok
User :   Can she continue taking zolfresh without any long term side effects
Doctor :   the sidefeccts are there is any medications]
Doctor :   she can continue the medications
User :   any herbal medicine available whcih are effective
Doctor :   she need to involve in some relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation
Doctor :   There are no medications
User :   yes I will communicate this to her
Doctor :   she can involve is some exercises like walking in the evening
User :   ok
User :   Does she needs to change any BP medicine
User :   Currently she is taing ATEN D
User :   Any new better medicine for BP
Doctor :   there is no need for her to change the BP medication
Doctor :   if the BP is controlled
User :   ok
Doctor :   ask her also to avoid afternoon nap
Doctor :   if she sleeping in the after noon
Doctor :   Listening to soft music in the night will help
User :   yes she tries to sleep in the afternoon
Doctor :   or she can read some books before going to bed this will help
User :   ok
Doctor :   she can continue with the medications
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