Posted by: Maria | 2007/11/27


CS, I posted a week or two ago about nightmares. I've also started waking up at night and having trouble getting back to sleep. I know the root causes of this must be addressed, but in the meantime I find that if I take Alzam before bedtime I sleep much better. Can I get addicted, or is it safe to do this? For how long?

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One can become dependent on Alzam and its relatives. USually this is considered to be a more significant risk if one continues taking it nightly for more than a couple of months ; and some recommend a "drug holiday" of not taking it every night, and skipping one or two nights a week. The problem can be that when one wants to stop, there can be a period of some days of more disturbed sleep as one's body gets accustomed to not having it around and sedating one any more. So using i some nights a week for a few weeks shouldn't be a problem.
I don't think there should be any specific problem in combining it with ZOloft

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Posted by: Maria | 2007/11/28

Thanks Anon, I'm a regular on the forum and I know how it works. I wrote the second and third messages before he saw it, and he did respond to all my questions.

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Posted by: anon | 2007/11/27

Hi Maria,

If you want CS to reply to your post above,, subsequent to the original post, please post as new thread post.

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Posted by: Maria | 2007/11/27

CS, done some reading now (as I should have done before). Please explain how the Alzam interacts with Zoloft?

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Posted by: Maria | 2007/11/27

Jeez Illana, my gp should have told me this before handing out a script! Doctors... Thanks for the advice. Have tried the RR and Biral, but not very successfully. Guess I should go and see my shrink for a lets-find-and-fix-the-problem session...

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Posted by: Illana | 2007/11/27


I was on Alzam and my doc said that it is highly addictive. It's one of the things that you should only take when necessary and for the shortest possible time. Why don't you try a natural relaxant like Rescue remedy or Biral?

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