Ambien and heart disease

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There are withdrawl strategies on internet - some suggest using melatonin and 5mg Ambien and slowly taper off the Ambien.... good luck.
my problem was restless leg and i took ambien every night for about 4 weeks or so and then found i could sleep pretty soundly without it. i took 10mg before bed - my dr.'s recommended dose (and he knew about my addiction) - and now only take it maybe once a month, if that. it didn't get me high (than again i wasn't taking 10 at a time) and i didn't have the urge to take it at other times or more than the amount prescribed.
So far, pharma has completely struck out on this one, as all their efforts have led to drugs that still eat away the stomach lining, damage the liver, and somehow managed to add in heart disease. The funniest one is statins, which were developed to mimic the action of mushrooms and red yeast rice used in traditional Oriental medicine by a researcher in Japan.
sonata doesn't work for most people, and ambien does. I'll stick to my guns and say its safe if you stay under 10mg/night. 1/2 at bedtime and another 1/2 during the night if you pop awake. I can't speak for those who take higher doses. Because you develop a different sleep pattern on ambien, stopping it will cause disruption of your sleep, possibly for several days, but I don't consider that being addicted.
You have already tried all the medications I generally recommed and then some. Trazadone is a good med for heart patients and sometimes going up on the dose to of 300 mg can be helpful.
When I start to get a little fatigued, my left eyelid droops. I often have palpitations in my heart and my heart flutters 3 to 4 times per day. I've also developed some type of low or high blood pressure. As I stand up, all of the sudden my heart and the blood in my body just drops and I start to faint or pass out. I can rarely get an erection and when I do, it's very hard to maintain.
Sounds familiar I am in week 22. Zoloft, and Ambien. I look forward to getting off those too ! But they help big time. My heart does fell like it's pounding a bit hard sometimes but my heart rate isn't increased just uncomfortable, followed by a slight numbness in my left arm. My HGB went in the low 12's too but now has popped up to 13.1. Hang in there it's working !
He needs to go to a treatment program or AA and stop drinking if he wants to live. These 2 disease are deadly and together catastrophic.
I am hoping you can help me with this. Not sure if this is something that needs urgent concern or what. I had been taking Ambien for a year & a half. About a week ago, I started having problems with waking up in the middle of the night with my skin on fire & my heart racing. Prior to that, I started haivng severe panic attacks. It was determined that I was having a reaction to the med. I was immediately taken off of it.
This created a lot of palpitations esp. at night with irregular heart beats and pounding of heart (which is very noticable in my head also). I took beta blocker for a few weeks which helped a lot, then another tsh test showed a swing over to hypothyroid, although I never felt the symptoms of that, but kept feeling I was hyperthyroid, now I have weaned off the beta blocker and the pounding has returned every day and night.
My question is, can I expect my heart rate and bp to remain high while taking levothyroxine? My family has a history of high blood pressure and heart disease. I worried that this could lead to me having heart problems. Do others have this same problem since starting on thyroid meds after TT and RAI? I'm trying not to freak out about this cause I know it's not good for by bp. I have started working out at Curves again these last few weeks hoping the exercise will help lower my bp.
i got stuck with thechest pains and shortness of breathe also, they did a heart and lung workup which was ok, my h&h is 31 & 11 which is lower than my body likes but they say it isnt low enough for sx, they should try it then tell me its ok. I learned to chill when i got the pain bad or when it goes to my jaw.
I read all the possible side effects- and was told not to worry I would have no problem, I am young, healthy, and newly contracted the disease. HA! I have gotten every side effec t and have been completely misreble for 6 months- and yes some days I would rather die then keep up tx, but the truth is I have been SVR since week 3 and if it came back I would do it again. My husband and I have not had sex since the start of tx (thank God he loves me) becouse of no sex drive.
He has advanced heart failure, COPD and osteoarthritis, bad kidney function because of all the diruetics he has taken for approximately 5 years, and also chronic gout. His ejection fraction on his heart is 15% which means that his heart's pumping ability is very bad and he is almost immobile.
Also this research has been going on for 30 years, they found that it reduces deaths by 50%, talk to your Onoco about this, we use a low dose Asperin to prevent heart disease and prevent clots, you have to watch for its blood thinning properties, so before you try it talk to the doctor, this might just be one of the things we have all been praying for. I am very intrigued by this research.
PVCs and PACs are just extra heart beats that come a little earlier than normal and therefore don't use the typical conduction system in the heart. They are not dangerous. I think that at your age getting at least an echocardiogram and considering a stress test if there are abnormalties noted on the echo or symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath are causing a problem. Once you have had a cardiac workup that revealed and this revelas a normal heart, then they are especially benign.
I am on my bandwagon - Horrid arrhythmia and epigastric pressure for 2+ years diagnosed as non-acid reflux GERD - no heart disease and endoscopy showed no problems - I searched for causes of reflux pain and discovered that ambien use produces the exact symptoms.... after 2 days after stopping ambien the reflux and arrhythmia were gone... not even the doctors would have guessed. review your medications - it may not be what you think.
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Disease/How-likely-can-a-rare-episode-of-tachycardia-turn-into-VF/show/1337280 I'd really appreciate your thoughts and if you are able, reassurance. I think if i was more clear on what is most likely going on - and if that's not considered too dangerous - then my heart rate will slow quicker - if it doesn't then i know this is more likely panic... thanks for your time!!!
She went to the ER one evening and was diagnosed with pulmonary edema which led to a diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy and 3-vessel coronary arterty disease. She had bypass surgery done 6 weeks ago (beating-heart) and since then seems to be worsening. A 6wk post-op Mugga scan shows an EF of 9%.Prior to surgery told 10-15%. She becomes fatigued and sob with minimal exertion. Her meds are vasotec 5mg bid and lopressor12.
I was curious, in general, has anyone noticed menopausal symptoms being more severe and earlier onset due to taking synthroid and having a hysterectomy? I have 3 sisters and we are all close in age... 53, 52, 51 and 50. I am the only one who appears to have started meno and I have had very strong symptoms. My sisters say none of them have really started yet.
The other night I was laying in bed on my side and had my hand under my ribs and so I could feel my heart beat really well and it just got weaker and weaker until I could hardly feel it and my head started to feel all light and cold. So I hurry and move and then it goes away. I also have started having tingly sensations on my head-like when your hand "falls asleep". I also raised my arms up and my vein in my neck got really distended.
I have horrible insomnia that even ambien does nothing for. My weight is up and down, my glucose levels are up and down. I crave carbs and sweets all the time! I have tachycardia that I take a beta blocker for. I can not tolerate heat and sweat profusly but I also get cold when others do not. My brain stays in a constant fog and I have no energy. Has anyone else had these issues with nodules?
However, it is classic. Hollywood does a disservice by showing us only one aspect of a disease. And cataplexy/narcolopesy can be present from birth and in other cases it can be caused by a lesion in the brain that affects that region, i.e. as commonly seen in MS. And a few other diseases. (Yes, my online research actually said that.) So my insomina is severe. This is something that I am working on with my neuro. My PCP will not prescribe anything for me. The cataplexy makes it complex.
Is there a relation to this and liver or kidney disease? I have this every day now -especially at night . Meds- none new but I do take atenolol rapid heart beat .Ambien. lipitor, prozac.325 mg. aspirin, daily. The finger tips bother me most. Both hands started at the same time so I doubt because of this that it would be carpal tunnel? i was tested for diabetes recently and it was negative =.there is a family history .
I'm dizzy and sleepy in the daytime, but I take other things like Vicodin 750, Klonopin, Flexeril and Ambien, and Paxil. I gained weight with the Diabetes, so I can't tell. But I loved carbs before all of this.
Totally with you on the heart front. And somewhat on the med front too. Here's me: 34 next week, and "heart!" is the first thing I worry about when it's bad for me. Never had a problem, all tests always fine, last one even had my cholesterol in a good range. Food scares me because of the fear of "junk" in it, meat in particular, because of the cholesterol/fat. Going vegetarian helped, but now I have fallen off that wagon.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Juvenile Rhematiod Arthritis, Osteo, Fibromyalagia, Carpal tunnel , IBS, Chronic Hepatitis C, Post tramatic stress disorder( from abuse as a child and other abuse ), High blood pressure, congestive heart failure, Possible sleep apnea, both knee needing replaced, and I am in severe pain from knees and can barely walk any more. I have trouble sleeping supposedly from he PTSD so am on ambien. which helps sometimes. I have had health problems since I was a baby. Pnemonia four times before one yr.
I've tried every natural, over the counter, and prescription there is... Lunesta and ambien seem to be the only things that help... And as far as The gastroparesis goes i take 10 mg of domperidone 4 times a day and i also take bethanecol 4 times a day( and I think the latter drug has also helped my condition a lot as well, because it helps your intestines empty more easily so it may also be worth mentioning... I hope this helps anyone struggling with this terrible disease...
i take methotrexate and placquinal,and prednisone and zanaflex and oxys for pain and nothing is working .i am still in horrible pain.. i already took a long hot bath and now i am goung to bed.. anyone have any suggestions for this flare that i am having to try to calm it down that doesnt include going to the ER or calling my doc. he will only up my prednisone and i am trying to come down off of it.. thanks for any replys ahead of time.. hugs ..
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