Ambien and zoloft

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I'd like to catch up from my paxcil unrest, and plan on taking an ambien. My doctor says take the zoloft at night. I have the ambien prescribed by a different doctor then the zoloft, and take it infrequently just to get 1 or 2 nights of decent sleep. Since two different doctors, and since I am just 1 day into the zoloft, I really don't have a handle on how I should be taking the drugs together. Any problems with taking both? How should I take the zoloft and ambien, or does it matter?
I tend to get very hormonal and depressed and I had really bad postpartum depression with my first child...so the Zoloft helped a lot. Taking it didn't cause any problems at all and it was prescribed by my OB while I was pregnant.
I am on clonazepam, zoloft, ambien, and abilify. Can this make my birth control pills (Junel) less effective? I had unprotected sex after my period ended on my week off of the pills, it ended early which was strange because it often lasts a long time. I am a day late for my period now.
He had been on xanax, ambien and zoloft per his PCP. His parents are claiming that he was mentally incapacitated by the drugs and had a psychotic event. Is there any clinical evidence that these meds, singularly or together, are capable of producing a psychotic state?
Right now I take 250 mg Zoloft ,1.0 xanax 3 times a day and ambein to sleep. I can't concenrate,no memory and cant sleep.I have anxeity all the time. And wish I was dead.I have been in therapy and with a shrink for 6 years now. Ans i tried so many different kinds of meds I cant remember them all.I don't go to social functions anymore with my husband I just want to be let alone.I have panic attacks at least 3 times a week and don't want people to be around me so i isolate myself.
Did you ask your pharmacist if abilify and ambien and any other meds you might be taking, including OTC meds, might be interacting to cause you to feel like this? Sometimes pharmacists know more about adverse drug interactions than dr's. Just a thought.
I am not depressed and my mood is okay. I just get very nervous at times and begin to sweat and shake. Is this dangerous? Can I expect to see some improvements? Thank you!! Any advice is appreciated!
It has come to a point where I need to medicate myself with several different medicines in order to fall asleep. I usually take Ambien 10 mg and I take two od those and sometimes Xanax 1 mg. I have noticed that Ambien doesnt really help much anymore. I just feel weird when I take it. Sometimes when I dont take anything to sleep and I manage to fall asleep, I have very vivid dreams and nightmares. Even after taking medicine, I dont usually fall asleep until 4 am and I am up at 8 or 9.
5 clonaz. to relax and get back to sleep. On nights that i don't drink i take ambien 10mg. i find that i can't sleep w/o it. aghhh The dr. precribed both ambien and clonazepam a while back when i began to have panic attacks and long bouts of insomnia. After therapy and time, i only took both once in a while. I still see a therapist, and take 50mg zoloft. I thought i'd start by putting the cork in the wine bottle. I've been drinking too much because of marital and financial stress.
Dr today prescribed Ambien 10 mg to help with staying asleep at night and skip the last dose of xanax before bed and take the Ambien. I take the xanax for Anxiety attacks and i'm first scared to stop the last dose before bed and second, don't know how the Ambien is going to effect me. The xanax at night only puts me to sleep for about 2 hours then i wake up. What should I do?
After the sudden loss of my 5 year old pet two months ago, I was placed on Zoloft (due to depression returning and extreme anxiety) and the Ambien (I try to take 5 mg. not 10 mg. I have been on 25 mg. of Zoloft for two months and have developed pins and needles in my legs (all day long). My insomnia has increased...even with the Ambien...and I now have twitching legs and chest tremors which start in the evening. It's strange because I feel kind of calm during the day in spite of the shakiness.
I was on Prozac for a 9 month period in 1989 and then stopped with medication until 1998, when I was having anxiety attacks, and the GP prescribed me Zoloft 50mgs. I stayed on the Zoloft, somewhat unchecked for 6 years. I have had counseling on and off (one year on, a few off etc) for the last 10 years.
I went through detox, and got off the xanax, and the docs put on a bunch of anti-depressents and after a while I convinced my docs to put on ambien, and then lunesta and finally klonopin. Okay, I am seeing the problem start all over again and I want to nip it at the bud. Any suggestions? Can I wean myself off this stuff by myself?
Also stopped Ambien about a month later. (Tapered as best I could). I also tapered slowly off Zoloft and Nefazedone (another anti-depressant). ALL these were prescribed meds. I have been in hell ever since July 30, and tho there's been a teeny bit of improvement, its just not really getting better. I am now fighting fear and depression (and am angry at MDs for their ignorance). Can anyone talk with me???
the doc put me on 50mg Zoloft i have been on it for about 8 days and its giving me insomnia. I took zoloft about 2 years ago and it did this briefly and then quit (hoping it will stop again). The doc thought about putting me on Cymbalta instead but i went with the Zoloft since i had taken it before and it was "okay"/ some positve help..
the doc put me on 50mg Zoloft i have been on it for about 8 days and its giving me insomnia. I took zoloft about 2 years ago and it did this briefly and then quit (hoping it will stop again). The doc thought about putting me on Cymbalta instead but i went with the Zoloft since i had taken it before and it was "okay"/ some positve help..
I was just put on Klonopin and tenorim (beta blocker). I was on ambien and was removed from it because they said it does not mix well with klonopin. Too many downers.
I also changed birth control pills around this same time and started taking ambien. please help, I can't find the source of my weight gain.
I have been on zoloft for two weeks and the side effects are still pretty bad, without any benefits (it seems like it has been two years!). (I have tried lexapro, paxil, and celexa, but zoloft was the first AD I have taken and from my first experience seemed to produce the least side effects for me (although this time seems bad). I know it takes awhile for SSRI's to get working and initial side effects are common. I started taking 25mgs for a week and have been on 50mgs for a week.
First, he blamed it on not being able to breathe as well as he should because of asthma and allergies. So, I took him to the doctor and had the allergy/asthma problem taken care of and he still passes out. Now he blames it on sleep apnea. Does anyone know what may be wrong with my husband?! I am so worried about him and I'm scared that this may end up as a fatality!! If anyone has any advice.... PLEASE GIVE IT!! I'm begging you!
I year later, and two DUI,s, and a uicide attemt, my docotr finally sent me to a pychiatrist in which she gave me a form to basically tell him to wean me off the Zoloft, and try something else. He upped my Zoloft, and then added Lamictal, Klonopin, along with the valuim and Ambien. To make a long story short, I eneded up with another suicide attempt and landed in a mental hospital.
I have seen a few doctors over the last few months and I swear they all want to prescribe a different medication...Zoloft, Kopolin, Ativan, Ambien, Buspar and on and on. I don't need it nor do I want to become depended on these drugs again. I now work with deep breathing techniques to overcome my anxiety/panic attacks. Yoga, tense and release, meditation all work if you take the time to try them.
I am 22 and have just started taking Zoloft. I am 4 days into and had a total meltdown today. I took a Xanax and it seemed to alleviate alot of my anxious feelings. I have a very weak stomach so even the smallest dosage of Zoloft (.25) has effected me. Everyone says hang in there and because of forums such as this, I am truly riding out the "hump" of this medicine. I just want to feel normal again.
Well, this is bad, be prepared. I use to take Ambien at night to sleep 10 mg. Then upon joining a support group - I heard girls say they take "two lunesta, 3 ambien some zoloft..." and they still get up at 3AM. This was my first knowledge that one COULD take more than 10 mg. My immature thinking was, if 10 mg was good, more must be better, right? This was the fork in the road - I could have ignored those girls. But I didnt and my life has almost been ruined.
Since then, I have been taking Zoloft. Thr Dr. gradually increased my dose from 25mg to 150mg. I stayed and the 150mg until 2 weeks ago. I was telling the Dr. that it seems like my anxiety was coming back. She upped my dosage to 200mg about 2 weeks ago. I was doing good the 1st week, now this week I am an anxious mess. I can't tell if I am better or worse than I was before the dosage increase. Can it be the Zoloft that is creating this extra anxiety? HELP!
Thank you for your instruction. I was trying to determine if I felt weird/bad b/c I came off the 50mgs so quickly (almost 3 wks ago) and was just now feeling the effects, BUT that these effects would dissipate over w/in the next week or so.
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