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Taken Zolfresh and Mirtaz for Insomnia. Recovered for one year. Taking medication again. Addiction?

sir I have a insomnia , lack of sleep. I consulted doctor and he prescribed me Zolfresh 10mg & Mirtaz 7.5mg for two months. I was perfectly fine for 1 year. But I have the same problem. Doctor prescribed the same medicine. But I am taking one dose once a week or fortnight. I dont get sleep if I dont take the said medicine. Doctor plz advise
Asked On : Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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Taking zolfesh and mirtaz once in a fortnight is not addiction and it is generally not a right way of taking treatment. I understand that you are having trouble going to sleep.
Before you start yourself on medication, you should try all the sleep hygiene measures. Firstly stop all tea/coffee/alcohol/chocolates/colas as all of them contain caffeine. Next you should start with daily exercise for 45 min to 1 hr. Take a warm bath at night, regularize your sleeping timings. Dont try too hard to go to sleep. If you are not getting sleep, sit up, do some reading and again go to the bed when you feel drowsy. Use your bed exclusively for sleeping and keep your bedroom lit dim. If the problem still persists, please visit some other psychiatrist who can help you.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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