Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
The symptoms of difficulty in initiating sleep and disturbed sleep which you were experiencing after stopping Alprax
are likely to be due to the withdrawal effects. Zolfresh
is a short-active sedative medication with very minimal addiction potential, and 5 mg is a minimal dose.
So, don't worry, your doctor has made the right decision to switch over from Alprax to Zolfresh. You can continue to take Zolfresh for about 2 weeks and then try to stop it. You can practices relaxation techniques
like yoga, deep breathing, meditation
, etc. and also follow strict sleep hygiene
techniques, in order to regain your natural sleep rythms.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar