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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What medications can I take to help me sleep?

    I'm currently on endep 35mg, when I went to see a new doctor to get a script for endep 10mg she warned me about serotonin disease or overdose. She mentioned the symptoms and I told her I have been waking up in a cold sweat every morning, I have restless legs and leg muscle aches.

    I am also taking cymbalta (which is an anti depressant, it's working wonders with my depression so I don't wish to change it). I am also taking duriomine which is a weight loss medication. I have just started yaz flex which is an oral contraception.

    I do have temaze at home but I am concerned as it is addictive.

    I am just after some advise of some other medications that I could take to help me sleep.
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    Dr Maree Barnes

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Barnes has competed specialty training in sleep medicine and is currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: … View Profile

    Mdications to help you sleep should be seen only as a very short term solution. It is much better to actually improve your sleep without the aid of medications. This can be done by asking your GP for a referral to a sleep psychologist.

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