Ambien and lorazepam

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The script stopped and our mother became miserable with insomnia, anxiety and depression. And we never ever saw the Mom we always knew. My sister and I regret it to this day. Mom died of cancer at 87. At the time she was taking TylenolPM every night for sleep. Her doctors in Florida gave her ambien for a good reason, she had insomnia. And we had no business messing with her delicate balance of medications prescribed to make her final years comfortable.
I was on 1.5 mgs of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span>, went down to 1 mg a day and was sleeping fine at first, now I'm having more anxiety and having trouble sleeping. I'ts been about a month. I am tempted to go back up to 1.5 again but i'm trying to remain strong. I'm even having to use some ambien to sleep and i'ts starting not to help. How long will this go on? and will my sleep pattern come back? Is it possible the withdrawls are actually getting worse?
I just couldn't allow that to happen. I Googled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> again and came across a webpage '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> withdrawal', where I learned that you could not stop "cold turkey". So, now I'm taking 1mg lorazepam every 8 hours now, I'm sleeping and feel good, almost great. The next step is to introduce 5mg Diazepam and actually get hooked on it. My question is: "Do I have to get hooked on Diazepam to withdraw from lorazepam?
I also take Propranolol 60 mg 's of Inderial ER 1 time daily and that's in the Morning , And 20 Meq's of Klor-Con time's two daily ... Im 39 year's of age , And this seem's to be to to Much Medication for a person of my Age ? I suppose everyone take's just a few med's , and those that take somewhat medication's as Im Taking ... To the POINT I scared to take all this Meication together ( Even When My Own Doctor Wrote it Out ) ... I was also taking ambien at night , along with Phenergan ...
You can read my journal for more infomation on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> and like drugs. I took the recommened dose for 6 months and it took me 4 months to be able to sleep normal again. Doctors are just now finding out how ambien effects the brain.
I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> to go to sleep for over a year and fear that I have lost the ability to fall asleep naturally. I would like to stop taking the ambien but I've been afraid of the withdrawal symptoms. I don't have a doctor right now to help me with this but I will follow any advice that is given to me.
i am taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> 2.5 mg and fluvoxamine 50 mg since 3 years ago. My doctor told me to taper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> using water titration withdrawal method. i´m trying to do that. so I started: during the first week I removed each day only 2.5ml, and i was feeling myself positive. on the second week I removed 5ml each day (I was removing 5ml and taking 95ml every 7 days of these 2ª week), and I was sucessefull. Now, i´m on the 3ª week removing daily 7.5 ml (I was removing 7.5ml and taking 92.
I don't know what pregnancy can do as far as triggering anxiety, but it certainly can trigger depression. My sister had a sever post-partum depression six years ago and has been on ADs and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> ever since. Seems like once people get on these things... it's for good. My sister is addicted to the sleeping pills, btw. And her sleeping schedule is still completely screwed up. Plus she's tremendously overweight and very sensitive about it. You'd think the doc would focus on that...
ambien is the same as zolpiderm or zopiclone, isn't it? (?Spelling) My GP gave me zopiclone (and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span>) tablets which I've been using. It was probably inevitable given I've crashed and feel in perpetual crisis. Anyway, there are times I remember things and times when I don't. Unless there is evidence to the contrary we probably don't even consider anything out of the norm has happened. I'm really sorry you've experienced this.
and I do know someone who abuses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> and will stay up and do stuff she does not remember..i have taken it for years off and on without a problem...it is non-narcotic nor is it a benzo..i have never developed a tolerence to it and i just fall asleep 20 minutes after i take it...but it can be abused and there are people who have an addiction to nyquil and benadryl too...be careful with any drug you use..even OTC drugs...
I got off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> by tapering very very slowly - took weeks, but I made it. However, I was feeling no anxiety at the time and was in a good place in my life. 8 months I was drug free, then things happened and I am back on. At least I had 8 months. I pretty much let my body tell me how to taper. If I slept I would taper more the next night and vice versa. Until one day, I just slept like a baby and boom, no more ambien necessary or lorazepam.
What a relief. She prescribed me Clonidine and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> to help relieve some of the left over of the detox symtoms that I've been having. Has anyone ever taken these meds before. I know that lorazepam is kinda like a valium. I'm just a bit scared of taking more meds at this time. I know this is supposed to help me, but it's a bit scary for me right now. I am going to therapy on Thursday so I know that will help with my mental state. Help anyone?
1. Why when I take a 10 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> during the day (which my doctor wanted me to try) do I no longer have anxiety or depression and I am no longer nervous, I get my confidence back and I no longer sweat like crazy when shoveling or racking something up? 2. Is there anyway doctors can inject sometype of dye or something indirectly (by drinking or through an IV) or directly (which I don't know how they do that) into your thyroid, pituitary, hypothalmus, adrenal glands, etc...
I should also mention that since that time doctor's have switched me off ambien to remeron which gave me mild seizures, back on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> and then off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> to paxil which I took for 6 months and it made me mean to everybody around me so I stopped taking it cold turkey although the paxil database support group at yahoogroups warned against it, for me somehow I was fine and didn't suffer getting off paxil cold turkey and going back to ambien.
Swampy did something very unusual for him this weekend -- he took time off, and quickly flew to his original home on the plains. It concerned one of Swampy's very best friends, part of his "close support team". Over the years, Swampy's friend started to develop health issues. He was having joint pains, terrible problems sleeping, and severe anxiety. Seeing the doctor for the problem led to a prescription for ambien and lorazepam.
but uncomfortably eager/anxious and thats why they put me on valium) but i've had a lifelong battle with depression and just havent told anyone till recently.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> (have tryed it before but its not NEARLY strong enough to stop the anxiety) valium (valium made me very clumsy..i did notice a relaxation state from the anxiety..but im out of valium till i see my doctor on tuesday) but it did uplift my mood a bit more..from a "Anything could be better" to a "this is alright..
Second half of my 60wk tx nothing worked to combat insomnia. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span>,Lunesta,Xanax,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span>,Amtryptaline,Melatonin ect ect ect........ The only way to get a couple of hrs was when I was so sleep deprived for days my body just had to sleep. Interestingly it was never falling asleep that was my problem but waking up only 2hrs later and than not being able to fall asleep again or again only for an hr or so.
1 - 3 times a day for BP, Ultram 1-2 Tabs every 4 hours for leg cramps and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> 10mg at night for insomnia. I really hope this will help!
i was averaging about 4-5 hours a night even taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> at bedtime, sometimes awakening after 3 hours and having to take another (i would only take 1/2 of a 5 mg each time). i was treated w/anti-depressants (paxil, serzone, prozac) several years ago during a divorce in which i lost 35 lbs due to mental state. i am 47 yo female, pre-menopausal as well. have always been depressed and overly sensitive, but do not believe any "pill" is going to solve it, so I just cope with it.
I know that it'll only last for about a week but I am a full time student and can't afford to stay home and in bed because of the cold sweats, diarreah, and just aching from head to toe all day. Does anyone have any advise?
Now at 50 I have a set of elemnts that are working. I will now avoid Lunesta, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span>, and all the others hypotics that make me loony and leave me so forgetful I think that I have dementia. I know it has been in part due to post surg. hormonal imbalances and taking wellbutrin as the ostensible, though not actual solution. I needed the right the right hormones adn quietude in my mind.
Basic guidelines allow up to 200 mgs of benedryl (sominex). Start low and work up until it does the trick. I also have a prescription for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span>, which works for me but I rarely take it unless I've been sleep deprived for a few days and want to catch up. ambien is the sleep aid that makes people drive to McDonalds and eat while they are asleep if they take it continuously for a long time.
Fast forward - I wanted to try a different sleeping pill than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> cause it's so expensive and my ins prescrip plan has run out. I heard activan worked and was much cheaper. Doc gave me a script for it. Got lorazepam (generic for activan) did not work for sleep at all. BUT I found it was great for those times I feel angry, frustrating, like I want to strangle the cr##p out of my boss or husband.
even when you feel like crap, look in the mirror and FORCE yourself to smile and tell yourself how amazing and wonderful you are.
I just took my ambien and a few lorazepam, got under the covers and pretended I don’t’ see anything. Even after taking Seroquel, resperidol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span>, it still took me a few hours to fall asleep, and during that time I paralyzed with fear that this will be something I’ll deal with the rest of my life. I did go to the google drug interaction site you recommended, and there is a moderate issue with my respiredol, something like a Qt _____.
My sister had a breast lumpectomy, then hurt her back in her yard and couldn't sleep. Her doctor gave her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> and she walked in her sleep, so the doctor gave her Lorazapam. She took it for two months, then just stopped when her prescription ran out. She immediately began experiencing horrible shaking, burning, hallucinatory dreams and ended up in the ER once or twice. Her doctor refused to acknowledge that the medication could be causing it and said she had anxiety.
and just think, after getting off the Ativan, I've still got the remeron and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> to go!!! (and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> works on Gaba the same as the benzos....remeron like the trycylics...so none of this stuff is easy to get back off of. I like the way the Oxford doc in my link decribes withdrawal...she says the sides can be so bad that this causes its own Post traumatic stress syndrome....pretty funny....or not.
You want to get off the pills, right? Yet you are thinking of taking SamE, Ultram, flexiril, ativan and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span>. I have to worry that you are not going to get anywhere will thought of taking a pill to get a pill. withdrawal is nasty, but it will not kill you. If you want to be pill free, you need to start thinking "NO PILLS".
he is truly an inspiration to us all...hang in there and Thomas and Wizard can give you their testomonials and help you out with their suggestions......
I do still have back pain but am willling to try anything whar I dont have to use narco meds. I am also dependent on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ambien</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lorazepam</span> for sleep and anxiety...Any IDEAS PLEASE I can take a walk at the state fair, grocery store, mall, park with out my back killling me.
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