I am 72 years old, have suffered from insomnia for years. My doctor has prescribed several sleep aids, but some don't work at all, and some have very adverse affects. Some sleep aids I've tried have an opposite, hyped up result. Could it be the insurance companies and not the doctors who disapprove. I have, in the past, been given clonazepam, and it worked very well... no bad side effects, no drowsiness the next day, no sluggish feelings. I get about 15-20 hours of sleep a week, and I can't function well on that little amount.
Because so many people have been selling their prescriptions or buying on the Internet, it's high on the abuse list, soon it'll be hard to get anything pain, anxiety or muscle relaxant related.
Best approach is to not ask for anything specifically, just report symptoms and hope eventually you'll get what works for you. By asking for a specific, especially one of those it's a big red flag, matters not if you're responsible or truly in need.
Part of it is medicare, because the cme has come out with a list of drugs not safe for those of us over 65 and part of it is our government thinks we'll all become addicted to them, or sell them on the streets. I figure when the people who make those regs are older and suffer chronic pain and or insomnia, they'll change their tune. The government watches drs and how many controlled drugs they order.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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