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What causes sleeplessness when there is no thyroid problem?

Jun 2014
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Hi, This is for my wife who is having sleeplessness problems. She is having this since about 9 months. She can hardly sleep for about 3-4 hours in the night. She does not sleep during daytime. No thyroid problems.
Posted Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Sleep Disorders
Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Try sedative antidepressant

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

If she has had problem of insomnia, in that case, either she can try some benzodiazepine or sedative antidepressant. At age of 32, i would not suggest her to use benzodiazepine due to their dependence potential. She can try some sedative antidepressant like mirtazapine or trazodone. It would help her to get sound sleep and maintain mental balance. It does not have dependence potential and with time, she would able to control or stop the dose. Rest, you can discuss with your psychiatrist.

In case, you need further help, you can ask.

Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
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Follow-up: What causes sleeplessness when there is no thyroid problem? 4 hours later
Thanks for the reply.
What dosage(mg and number of times per day) is recommended for mirtazapine and trazodone?

Thanks'n Regards
Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mirtazapine 7.5mg or trazodone 50mg

Detailed Answer:

She can either take mirtazapine 7.5 mg or trazodone 50 mg at night. That would help to get sound sleep.

Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
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