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Was taking 3 mgs. Of alprazolam per day for 15

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Question: Was taking 3 mgs. Of alprazolam per day for 15 years. Then stopped. I am getting too old for the med. (64 yrs.). Now I'm not sleeping at all. Not taking or ingesting any stimulants. What to take for sleep? Has been chronic problem for years.






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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are should start Clonazepam.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
You used alprazolam in high dose for quite a long time. And you stopped it suddenly.
So you need some newer sleep medicine like Clonazepam for sleep.
Since it is scheduled drug, you need to consult psychiatrist for prescription.
Please let me know if you are seeing any psychiatrist or not.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.

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Was taking 3 mgs. Of alprazolam per day for 15

Brief Answer: You are should start Clonazepam. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum. I can understand your concern. You used alprazolam in high dose for quite a long time. And you stopped it suddenly. So you need some newer sleep medicine like Clonazepam for sleep. Since it is scheduled drug, you need to consult psychiatrist for prescription. Please let me know if you are seeing any psychiatrist or not. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.