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I Cannot Fall To Sleep The Whole Night Since 2007

by Howard
(Hong Kong)

I am 63. I am having this problem since 2007. It just happened all of a sudden at one night after I felt a nerve pain at the back of my head near the neck. I went to a Doctor and I took the medication for two days out of a three days prescription, since then I cannot fall asleep. NOT EVEN ONE MINUTE. For days and weeks. I consulted family doctors, herbal doctors, and finally I consulted Psychiatry & Neurology. I was prescribed with rivotril 0.5mg and Seroquel (half pill = 12.25mg) It worked well..

After taking these medicines for 3.5 years. I started to reduce the dosage. But I found I have totally relied on these medicines. Yet it does not work all the time and relapse. I will have then to go back to full dosage.

To cut it short, my current status is when the medication does not work, I wake up whole night. However, in the morning I just feel nothing different. That really scared me!

I hope somebody can give me advise if I should stop these medication and instead just simply take sleeping pills, like Ambien or Zipicone etc. My concern would be then after taking sleeping pills would I become addicted to the sleeping pills and have to increase the dosage as time goes by?

By taking my original medication, sometimes when I wake up I have heavy head for at least half day. I really wanted to get rid of these medication. Please give me your advise on sleeping pills.


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Feb 04, 2016
How you doing? NEW
by: Jiwa

Hi, try CT or MRI or PET scan for your skull and see if you have developed Chiari Malformation

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