Ambien and blood pressure

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oh, you sound just like me!!! yes, narcotics DO wreak havoc with your sleep pattern....i was on lortabs for pain AND ativan ( a benzo, like xanax) for sleep.....my tolerance to both increased, but especially my tolerance to the ativan....i finally found a doctor who helped me taper completely off the ativan....i can't say my sleep is good now.....it really still *****....but i've just been prescribed "clonidine"....
I took Xanax for the first two weeks after I got off the Norco and know it helped very much. I didn't realize that Ambien was a Benzo cousin to Xanax and all of those drugs. After the ordeal of realizing it wasn't going to be so easy to stop the pain pills now that my new knee is doing dandy, I really wanted to get all the opiate/benzo out of my system. For the past week I have been having this "sensation" in my arms and a tightness in my chest.
And hopefully you are not taking Ambien. I was prescribed and taking 100mg of Ambien a night for a year and a half. That's 10 10mg pills per night. Before that I was on 10mg for a few years. I was arrested for something I have zero recollection of doing. I spent 5 days in jail, on my face, dying, in medical watch. Then 5 months at an inpatient treatment facility. I did not sleep for 26 days. The first night I slept, I got 2 hours of sleep and felt like a new person.
Had to finish up this morning. They had my PC all screwed up!!! My blood pressure was out of sight! That didn't help either. Just needed to vent.
I've used Ambien and Ambien CR on and off for several years. I've gone as much as 10-15 days in a row, and as much as 30 days inbetween. Your body will get used to the Ambien, but it is not addictive. If you take it for a few days in a row, then you will have a night or two where it is more difficult to fall asleep. It is important to note that ANY drug can be psycholgically addictive, but Ambien DR has a very safe profile, does not typically cause any withdrawal symptoms like opiates do..
If I smoke I get paranoid and almost dillusional, drinking is fine at the time but I get ridiculous hangovers when only drinking a little, and pain pills raise my blood pressure to the 150's over 90's and make my heart beat out of my chest. I absolutely reject the idea or religion and god (lowercase "G") and am totally opposed to the practices of the 12 step programs and most rehabs that I have checked out.
I used to take Ambien, and I had great results with it for a short time. But with all medications, it eventually lost it's effectiveness, and I switched to Lunesta. Lunesta was a good alternative for me. I never had nausea with either med., but I have experienced the daytime grogginess with both. It does go away after a while, as you become adjusted to it. Unfortunatly for me, sleep medications only work for a short time. I am a true insomniac, and nothing works for long.
Watch your blood pressure...use salt if it gets too low. Ambien...I hate it. It usually works, but can cause REALLY strange side effects, like getting up and eating and not even remembering you got up. I have had several injuries that I don't even know how I got while on Ambien. If you do take it...the XR one works better. If you have someone to watch you and make sure you don't get up and run around at night, it's ok...but it will not work long-term.
And by 4am, I seem to be pretty much done with what little sleep I'm going to get. Six days ambien free, and I don't sleep worth squat - the nausea and dizzyness is mostly gone, but the anxiety can be unpleasant and keep me awake. I try to close my eyes, and they twitch and I can't get comfortable. I drift off and then I jolt awake 10-30 minutes later. Does any of this sound familiar?
I take a ambien and sleep about 3 hours. But what a relief!! I toss and turn the rest of the night though. I dread when I have to quit the ambien.
I am sorry, I am one of the EXTREMELY rare cases. I have an addiction to opiates (haven't used in almost a year, but still consider myself an addict), and find myself getting addicted to almost anything. I have found that my blood pressure meds don't make me "feel good". However, I have been put on klonipn, ambien, ultram, and others, and find myself taking more than I am supposed to get that certain feeling that we all know.
For my entire life (45 years) I have had extremely low blood pressure averaging 112/70 with low pulse -60 on average. Last month something happened that made my blood pressue skyrocket to over 146/106 with pulse around 120. My left arm was numb; my jaw was aching; and I felt something was wrong - terribly wrong. After a trip to the chest pain center, a dose of nytroglycerin and baby aspirin I had a nuclear stress test performed which didn't reveal anything significant.
He told me if I wanted to give it another day or 2 to go ahead but to be aware and carefull, watch my blood pressure etc. I have been wearing the monitor for the past 3 weeks and have to wear it for one more week. I have been in a-fib twice before (last time being about 4 years ago) and if I do again doctor says we might want to consider a pacemaker. With all that said now I tell you about my night. I did finally fall asleep about 4am last night after 46 stright sleepless hours.
There are no contraindications for taking Atenolol and Ambien together. They are different classes of drugs and work in and on different parts of the body. Atenolol is a beta blocker and Ambien is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Unless instructed by your Dr, there is no reason you can't take both.
I am very concerned about my blood pressure because it is high and I make efforts to stay healthy. Some background: I am a 37 year old male, 5'9", 165lbs, and my average blood pressure is around 145/90. I avoid processed foods and eat blueberries, bananas and apples daily. I also only drink OJ, milk and water. I seldom use alcohol. I'm a non-smoker. I run about 3 or 4 times a week for about 45 minutes and 5 miles on each run (I've been a runner for 10 years).
I also have insomnia and sometimes I feel like my body is literally going to fall apart. My blood pressure is also elevated at times. I dont want to start with medications again and I was wondering if anyone can give me a piece of advice how I can cope with this huge problem. I am desperate and dont know what to do anymore. There are days when I feel okay and there are they when I feel so physically sick that I can barely get out of bed. I am not depressed and my mood is okay.
O) I have had thyroid tests and they have turned out normal. I also see a psychiatrist and a therapist regularly. My blood pressure is normal so is my cholesterol and I do not have diabetes. Whatever the problem is, I was born with it.
Hey guys, I was takin 40-50 pills of coricidin (the OTC cough med for people with high blood pressure), and cuz i couldnt get them one day I over dosed on xanax and ambien and lyrica. I take Lyrica for my fibromyalgia on a regular basis, was hospitalized and not detoxed medically was not given anything to help with the detox symptoms. Drank last night (10-30-10) 2 drinks and am a WRECK today (Halloween) going to a party tonight and taking my children trick or treating. I'm a mess.
about an alternative, and I'm strongly favoring herbal/naturals at this point. I recently tapered and discontinued my blood pressure meds (my blood pressure is still normal - I check it several times a week) and I'm still a bit shaky from the atenolol, but that is another story. I know, I know, still not 100% over the atenolol and here I am tapering off the ambien - maybe I should take a 2x4 and whack myself on the head a few times...
Once I stabilized from the Vike WDs, including my blood pressure, my doctor and i started on my long and winding road to ambien freedom. Ambien has been much more of an effort to get off of. I was on it for less than a year total, never more than 10MG per night. I'm tapering directly off of it. Taking more ambien per day for a longer period could involve a much different approach to tapering. Your doctor will have the answers. Best of luck to you.
never slept, i am a mother of 3 my two older daughter one moved away, one is 19 afraid to leave me alone, but im ruining her life, she goes to college, she is constantly leaving school to take me to emergency rooms, i used to have kaiser but my job cut it off, cause ive supposedly been off work for 6 months, i m addicted to ativan, xanax clonopan does nothing for me, just ativan , now im on ambien, hydrochlordozite for high blood pressure, stopped prozac now im on effexor, i was on disability,
If I were your doctor I would issue an MRI and a cat scan and some blood tests to see your CBC levels and is your blood pressure okay? You should also get a EKG and see a cardiologist. This could be an early sign of heart disease. I'm not a licensed physician so please don't be alarmed but it is always better to be safe Anxiety can play a MAJOR role in this also, though. The Ambien is acting as benzo and the sleepiness is calming you.
low blood pressure 86/60 (it usually runs 100/70). When the blood pressure gets too low, I feel the blood running through the veins in my legs, and abdomen, especially the neck/head. I've been tested for diabetes-only abnormality is very mild insulin resistance, for which I take Metformin (500 mg. w/ breakfast; 250mg. with lunch). Blood sugar tests have been in the low to mid 90's, with the exception of one that reached 101. I was tested for Lyme, Sjogren's, B12 deficiency, CBC's - all normal.
At fist i thought it might be just tiredness , because i'm not getting enough sleep, due to insomnia, but i was prescribed Ambien and fo the last 5 dyas i 'vw been sleeping 10-12 hrs a day , waking up fresh, and one hour after start geeting really lightheaded. Any advice would be appreciated. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed and eventhought all the tests whowednomal results, there still might be some weakining of the heart?
I need help badly as I have had a roaring pressing in my ears for 2 weeks and ent and md said tinnitus. They gave little hope to ease symptoms. This keeps me awake and have to take ambien to fall asleep. I have been on remeron and ambien for about 6 years, however, my therapist states that I am free to stop the meds. I hear this roaring all day long and it is worse at night. I have profound hearing nerve loss but have never experience anything like this before.
caused more nervousness and anxiety (turns out I'm sensitive to it and to other meds in this class of drugs!) I took the Clonidine and my blood pressure came down so low, I could not hold myself up, I could not sit up and my head was so heavy it was on my chest. I was told, by my pain management doctor, to continue my Darvocet three times a day (which I did) and my Clonazepam at bedtime (which I went off of cold turkey because I thought...
Was ridiculed, brushed aside, shouted out and condescended to. Lyme can evade detection in BOTH blood and spinal fluid so it is ultimately a clinical diagnosis. You don't have to recall a bite or have gotten the rash to get it. I sure didn't.
He then prescribed meds for me for high blood pressure, since my blood pressure was up high. Now when I was in the hospital, it was low. He also put me on Darvocet and Lunesta, as the Ambien he had prescribed the week earlier did not work. He also put me on Mobic. The Mobic caused a bad reaction and I was back at the docs the next day. He then decided I needed an MRI of my neck/c-spine.
I have been having blurred vision, dizziness, pressure and fullness in ears and head and behind eyes, muscle weakness, joint pain, crick in neck, and severe fatigue for over a year now. Oh! also heart pounding and times where I can hear it in my head and feel it. Also deep itching sensations in my muscles that of course you can't scratch like pins and needles. Been to ENT nothing wrong with ears, been to primary doctor MRI normal. Switched Doctors because primary basically laughed at me.
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