Our expert says:
Good point that he might not be aware of all your past history, though such things would usually be recorded in the notes for just this sort of occasion. Sounds like a responsible and sensible pharmacy. That particular med was unlikely to be urgently necessary, so this seems a wise decision all round. It belons to a family of meds which can in some people cause some muscle problems, but this must be unlikely with this particular drug at this low dose. However, another reason to consider alternatives.
Ivedal seems to be a generic equivalent of Zolpidem, and is a useful alternative to other sedatives which can cause dependency if used for long. Interesting to note that you felt better on Relicalm.
Seeing a psychiatrist seems wise, and should only be beneficial
Let us know how it goes
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