Our expert says:
There are various factors one takes into account in selecting a med to help someone sleep at night. Some of the easiest to use have the risk fo producing dependency, and one would be cautious there if there was a previous history of dependency. And especially with such a concern, some docs like to use other drugs that are notably sedative, but less likely to cause dependency problems. But then there is the issue of how long the med lasts in the blood, as long-lasting meds ( which include almost all antidepressants ) tend to leave a degree of hangover the next morning.
It would be important to monitor your blood presure in relation to these headaches, and to avoid meds that might raise BP. I would absolutely NOT have you on Venlor, if you have any sort of raised BP, as it CAUSES a raised BP in up to 3 % of cases in the slow-release form you are receiving, and possibly more in the ordinary form of it. Also some people have a form of metabolism that increases their blood levels of this drug more than usual.
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