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    Does intake of Lamotrigine help in treating insomnia?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: I am taking Lamotrigine and having great difficulty sleeping at all. Fall asleep for 10 to 20 minutes sporatically throuhout night. Feel Agitated and anxiuos
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Hello.

Do you have any stress that may be constantly bothering you?

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 3 days later
Yes. I have also experieced rashes at night that keep me from any sleep. I take 2 zytec a day. The rash stops but then I do not sleep due to extreme restlessness.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
I suggest you to change your oral antihistamine

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Zyrtec or cetrizine do cause restlessness as a side effect. I suggest you to take a different antihistaimine e.g loratadine Or fexofenadine.
You can take an anxiolytic at night for a few days e.g alprazolam 0.25mg (Anxi tablet)

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 9 hours later
Where can I go to get a perscription for the alprazolam?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Talk to your GP

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

You need to talk to your General Physician(GP) for a prescription.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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