Ambien and xanax overdose

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then 30...and so on until its 5 then jump off. I have ambien,rozerem scripts myself but stopped the ambien and made it a once a week or less thing because it can be bad news. You might want to see if the Dr will switch you to say lunesta and see if you can use that while getting off ambien or when you tapered low enough to jump and switch. Good luck.
I drink heavely and also take xanax and ambien for sleep. Im scared i'm going to overdose one of these days but I feel like I just can't stop. My dr just changed my dosage to reprain (?) 5/200, ibuprofen instead of apap. I have an appt Friday and I'm so scared to tell him of my problem cause I know he will take them away and I'm just not ready. I know I can talk him into giving me a heavier dosage and thats my plan. I just cant seem to fight it.
Am i essentially doing the same thing to my GABA system using benzos or Ambien consistently? I quit the Valium and Xanax three months ago but went back to Ambien, tried to quit entirely but kept going back. Also, is there a major difference in how the addiction works with CR compared to regular or generic Zolpidem?
Have you already come off ambien? is that why you have the xanax? and valium..Please be careful with those too..
50 once a night of Xanax, but when I stopped taking it, couldn't sleep and was so anxious and depressed. But now I am hearing that the Ativan can be just as bad. Has anyone heard of using Ativan for Xanax withdrawal? Also, what is the norm for how long the withdrawal symptoms last? Thanks for any help.
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.
I am on 10mg a day - all at once. If I take a bit less, it's because I save them for the w/e so I can take more. It's sick. I really hate this. Thanks for caring and reading. Has anyone gone to a center in or around NYC/ upper NJ area.... My shrink had me on 6mg and then we went to 2mg in about 6 months.
I have read that the panic attacks will subside around 6 weeks off of xanax....I'm counting everyday. I started xanax due to panic attacks and they are back. I do the deep breathing and try not to fight and flight, but it is scary as hell....as you know.
But now she has hit bottom again and it seems when she takes the xanax she becomes more depressed- she starts shaking. and cries easily. I know when I had my problem, the doctor did not want me on this drug for more than two weeks, and then put me on Klonopin. My friend used to be a very strong person-ran a bookstore then a clothing store. Am I correct in thinking that the xanax is not the drug for her? Is it working against the Prozac?
I have bad insmonia and was taking a variety of sleep aids (Ambien, Lorazepam, etc.). I found that Xanax really worked in getting me to sleep and helping me to stay asleep. Now, I am sick of it and my current doc said that Xanax is the worst thing for sleeping. He has suggested Lunesta. I've been taking it and tapering off Xanax. When I don't have to work the next day (very stressful job) I take just the Lunesta. Does anyone have an opinion about transitioning xanax to Lunesta.
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 ...
I am so grateful for Dr. Sherr's articles! They were so helpful in explaining some of what was going on inside my body. The Bell's Palsy of the Gut was very eye opening for me. I have definitely had the sensitivity issue. When I was in the hospital (for horrible pain in my liver/gallbladder and stomach), the neuro didn't believe I had Lyme (apparently because I haven't been camping in decades), and she was trying to find a new medication to help with my terrible sleep disruptions.
I also have many nights that I stay up until 2 0r 3 in the morning because I feel to wound up to go to bed or if I lay down, I get those awful joint and muscle aches and am in to much pain to sleep. I asked my doc for sleep aides in the past and he just told me to take a motrin, aleve, or tylenol Pm. These sometimes help with the pain but don't help me sleep. Yesterday when I asked for the ambien, he told me that he didn't like to use it because it was not good for my liver.
i have already lost a younger brother to an accidental overdose, he was drinking and taking xanax but his friends spiked his beer with heroin,when he fell out they took his money and went to cop , when they came back later the next morning he was dead. these were all people he went to grade school and high school with, one of them was a friend of mine and he told me what really happened 6 months after the fact, because the guilt was eating him up.
the last month or two of using completely lost my appetite, and didnt eat. got super thin. now im detoxing even thinner. but ill try and eat or drink. i have some ambien that ive taken and am just trying to stay laying down and out of it. maybe its not the best tactic but its to painful to be awake and going thru this i just want to knock myself out and escape this. im sorry hopefully that doesnt upset anyone i just cant stand this, the sickness and my head, i just want out of this nightmareee.
If you are considering stopping Xanax treatment, ask your doctor how to safely DECREASE and then stop Xanax. About Xanax | Aprazolam Intensol Xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-panic and anti-anxiety medication. Xanax is in the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines, a class of antidepressants, anti-panic agents, and muscle relaxants. Xanax is only available by prescription. Xanax is usually used as a short term treatment for major anxiety and certain phobias.
I haven't been clean this long in over 3 years and it is both terrifying and exciting. For those who are just under way and facing the w/d head on...hang in there it isn't easy, but it is do able... Like I said I have never faced this part of the w/d phase before, always went back. I do feel like a human again, but my legs still ache and I feel so tired. Is this normal, what have you guys done to fight this? Again Thanks for everyting...
not enough to even worry about right now, though. Ambien is of course a new sleep aid and the jury is still out. People have amnesia on ambien. They go to sleep, but then wake and do silly/stupid stuff. They have no recollection of this after they awaken. One case went so far as to claim a homicide that the defendant had no memory of. That one did not work. A tolerance and dependance will develop with the zanax if used for a great length of time.
If you're actively abusing opiates AND taking Benzos/hypnotics/muscle relaxants, then you are basically getting down on your hands and knees and begging for an overdose. So given that these drugs need to be avoided, and if your doctor knows you're an addict then he shouldn't be scripting them for you. They are meant to be used for very specific forms of insomnia and for people without substance abuse issues. Take them at your own risk.
I left his office with a script for Xanax, Ambien, Lunesta (none of which worked beyond 4 hours of vivid dreams) and now my Xanax has failed me for sleep and anxiety since I'm already intolerant and now I'm wondering if I need to go back to Seroquel which was the only med that kept me asleep. I'm still reading that Seroquel is a main med for BP, and am thinking of giving it a second go. Any thoughts or your experience will be so appreciated!
Hey i was prescribed ambien and became addicted to that and im still working on getting over that but i was also having really bad back spasms from an incident in basketball and im taking that too. Is it really going to be that hard to get off of?
It will eliminate restless leg, heart pounding, muscle twitching and headaches. Make sure to watch your dosage and know the signs of overdose as it lowers your heart rate. You cannot abuse this drug or get addicted but you can get so frustrated with restless leg (in the beginning) that you'll want 4 per day instead of 2. If you do this, you'll prolong your recovery and the energy crashes will be tidal waves. White knuckle the in-between because you aren't going to sleep anyway.
another option is to get your doctor to prescribe something specifically for insomnia such as ambien, sonata or trazodone. discuss over the counter options with him such as benadryl and others available. lastly, its great to hear YOU know what works best for YOU. don't discount that.
I had an accidental OD when I took 4 somas and ambien and I stopped breathing. I ended up in the ER and then on a 72 hour hold which was protocol at our local hospital even if a person isn't suicidal. They do it everytime someone OD's. My stepdad died 2 yrs ago of an OD on soma and darvon. he took 200 pills in about 2 days.
I took Ambien for a couple years, but took myself off of it because I can get impulsive and overdose. Ambien is kind of addictive. I've always been interested in Lunesta since it's non-narcotic but my insurance wouldn't cover it. Have you tried over-the-counter sleep aids? I haven't had Seroquil for bipolar, and I won't try it since it has such a sedative effect on me.
I was on it for over 8 months and it kept me clean from a nasty habit with snorting heroin and oxycontin for over two years, along wtih benzos(xanax, valium,klonopin) and sleeping pils(ambien, lunesta). I had a huge tolerance for opiate and once I was in bad withdrawals about two days they amde me wait, I was given my first dose of suboxone, They started at 4 mgs and it took away my withdrawals isntantly and gave me a warm buzz that lasted a really long time.
I had been taking Trazadone and ambien to try and help sleep at night and Cymbalta during the day. The Trazadone/ambien stopped working and I was back to not sleeping and still fighting depression. Doc took be of Cymbalta/Trazadone/Ambien and put be on Seroquel. Still could not sleep and was still having depression issues. am now on Seroquel XR at night and Cymbalta during the day and feeling much better.
My symptoms are more than likely due to my body's response to trauma i've been going through. The xanax helps because it makes me calmed down and intensifies the foggy headed feeling. Therefore when the meds wear down I feel somewhat normal (as opposed to being drugged up). The foggy headed feeling hasn't gone away at all but the Xanax is helping me to cope.
Do not quit xanax cold turkey and make sure its okay to quit the others cold turkey, i quit xanax cold turkey and had withdrawal seizures for 11 months. And now if i do them by snorting them, i have seizures and black out. So thats why i quit. But they just put me on atarax but i havent taken it yet. So i cant tell you anything about that you just have to be careful with what u quit cold turkey. Or get something to level you out so you dont start having complications.
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