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Have been taking restyl psychiatrist prescribed, changed to melatonin, no sound sleep, started restyl. side effects discontinuing?

I have been taking restyl in different doses for the past few years.On the advise of psychiatrist tried several medicines without any use like restyl.Fore months ago started melatonin 50 mg per day and stopped restyl for a month.I could sleep without restyl also but sleep is never sound.Again picked restyl and now iam using melatonin 50 mg and restyl 0.25 of 0.5mg.Can i stop restyl without any great side effects.What is the best medicine for me ?I do walking for an hour.But never fell asleep without medicine.Can i bream this cycle of medicine and get natural sleep which is restoring energy ?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.
Restyl contains alprazolam which is a sedative hypnotic drug. With chronic use, person becomes dependent and experience withdrawl features if abruptly stops. However, it can be gradually tapered off. Take help of a psychiatrist for this. You will definitely have normal sleep without restyl.
Secondly, maintain proper sleep hygiene and balanced diet. Try some relaxation exercises like deep breathing, yoga or meditation.

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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