Ambien for menopause

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i was prescribed 10mg per night of ambien for the past 6 months and it has occured to me that i am indeed dependent on it for sleep...i have also built up a tolerance for it and am needing to take more and more to sleep which i hate because it makes it so hard to get up, and once i do wake up i have horribble headaches....so i'm thinking something new like lunesta that claims its the only sleep aid without addiction ...or sonata i heard is good to get you asleep...anyone know anything??????????
Can anyone tell me how bad surgical menopause is? I have already had one ovary removed and may be facing having the other one out. Give it to me straight. What will it be like?
Like many of you, I find I need a sleep aid every night to get enough rest. I've tried Ambien, and Ambien CR, and Lunesta. The one that works best for me is plain Ambien 10mg. It will soon be generic and should cost less than the others, too. Also, I try not to take the pm dose of riba too late, since that makes me all wired for a while. I also take Lexapro for an antidepressant, and I have to take it in the morning becase it also wires me for a few hours.
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after trying every over the counter pill to help me sleep the doc gave me ambien and it did nothing, i asked him for xanax and until now it has worked perfectly because it relaxes me. before it was horrible i coulndt fall asleep or if i was asleep i woke up becasue my heart was beating too fast. I was sooooooooo tired all the time. i have had 4 pregnancy tests and all negative. my question is... could this be perimenopause?
I had to wean off the restoril and I tell you Ambien does nothing for me. I can take an Ambien at 2 and it only makes me sleep for 2-3 hours if that. But the Lunesta seems to be a bit better - I am convinced that nothing will make me sleep straight through the night like the commercials say but at least with the Lunesta I sleep deeper and longer than I would otherwise.
I have been using Ambien every third night for a couple of years for sleep. I try tea or just hard work the other days to try to avoid building up a tolerance to the Ambien or becoming totally dependent upon it. My doctor says I can try the melatonin. She says to stay away from anything with root in it though. Does anyone know of something reliable? I'm going to the health food store with my wife.
025 as needed, I'm on the patch (lowest dose, estrogen only, I don't need the progesterone because I had the hysterectomy), Ambien for sleep one a night. This from being a person who took NO meds except the synthroid, of course. Now here is my daily list: 2-6 aspirin 1-2 tylenol #3 (if needed, for migraine) synthroid climara (estro patch) ambien (1 a night) 2-4 a day xanax (usually 1-2, one in the morning and one in traffic =D.
I'm tried meds, exercising, and home remedies, store remedies for my ugly skin, and wrinkles and sagging eyes, gross skin on my body. I can't take it much more. I fear everyday I have to face. No I am not suicidal. Its not like that. I've been to counseling over the years and I'm even tired of that. Nothing works! What can I do. I'm angry, sad, lonely and need to do something about this. I think my doctor has given up on me or at least I feel there isn't much more she can do for me.
I quit taking all of them I have 3 Ambien left that I haven't touched for months. I only have them for nights where my back pain is so intense that I won't sleep without help. Even then I haven't taken them. I should just flush the things. Anyway, you need to see your doctor and get some help sorting it all out. If you don't keep a sleep diary you need to start. Your doctor can see trends and really help you if you journal your sleep including medications and everything else.
Chemo will stop your period but that doesn't mean you are menopausal. And for the sleeping issue, ask your doctor if you can have AMBIEN CR for sleep but be prepared to sleep 8 hours! :) About the menstrual cycle.. I had my last period March 2008 during chemo. But my blood tests still showed that I was not menopausal until about 2 months ago, and this is 2009. Please follow up with blood tests regularly until you become menopausal. It's important to know.
my moms menopause has been really bad. this has been a rough week she has started HRT about 4 days ago. I know it takes times to build up. she is so restless. doesn't stay still for too long. jumping out of her skin feeling. so anxious went to ER one night, they did not help. she's taking xanax but 1mg three times a day doesn't seem like its helping they just increased Ambilify she takes ambien at night and finds relief with that but the whole day is such a struggle and tiring battle.
I have taken ambien 5-10 a night for insomnia related to menopause for the past two years. For two nights in a row I did not take any and had a grand mal seizure in the morning. Has anyone else had a seizure when not taking ambien as they had???
I've had insomnia for years (worse in times of stress). For the last 3 months I've been taking: 10mg Zolpidem (Ambien - sleeping aid) nightly 20mg Citalopram (Celexa - antidepressant ) in the morning At about the same time, I started experience dizziness, diagnosed as "vertigo". I also experienced hormonal changes which could be attributed to menopause, but blood work revealed elevated pituitary gland function and a small growth was found on my pituitary gland.
I have finished my last book, and decided to quit reading books for now. I thought it would be better for my eyes. I will take the advice of all and start watching more TV. I thought alot about my doctor and decided that I will help educate him on sides. He is a great doctor and compassionate and I have always trusted him. That makes me believe he will listen and won't take offense. And thanks to all of you I have gained alittle knowledge on my sides so far.
I'm with Tuck, it is hard enough for me to sleep that I couldn't imagine waking myself up in the middle of the night for anything! I can tell you than the 10mg Immediate Release form of Ambien is only cited for short term use (7-10 days). I am in the military and they have no problem giving that stuff to you for months or years and long as you still get any amount of sleep at all with it.
For the latter you simply TITRATE the dose of Prozac upward against your stresses and/or take KLONOPIN/Ambien for sleep. It seems that you have to deal with the setback and more and more stresses have been building up since and now reactive depression has begun. Lexapro is a newer SSRI. Neurontin is a newer non-addictive hypnotic but not as potent as KLONOPIN.
I have also taken Avelox, Ru-Tuss, Prednisone, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Lortab, Amoxicillin, Ambien and Lunesta. Currently I take Prilosec everyday (since 14 for acid reflux disease), 20 mg of Ambien to sleep or Chloral Hydrate to sleep. I was started on Hydrocortisone and worked up over 17 days to 20 mcg, while taking 5 mcg of Cytomel. Doctor placed me on Paxil and I had a bad reaction so they stopped everything. I have been told it sounds thyroid/endocrine related, but have had no help.
On about the 2nd day after the injection I had intense itching (this is a normal side effect for pain sufferers so I guess it's the same for itching) but then nothing for 3 weeks....we shall see how long this lasts. I was told that I could get up to 3 shots per year but that's it. Another option the doctor suggested was trying some sort of neurostimulation device that can be implanted to block the itch signal to the brain. There's a 5 day trial period at first.
After Ambien and Lunesta quit cold on me (due to the hormone change), I have been taking 1 ambien and 150 mg. of Trazadone for 3 nights now. I started with one Ambien and 50 mg. of Trazadone, then second night, I couldn't sleep so my regular doctor said to adjust dosage to 1 Ambien and 100 mg.. Third night I had to use 1 ambien and 150 mg. of Trazadone according to doctor's prescription of 1 to 3 tablets of Trazadone.
No need to ever apologize for opening a thread with the intent to pull us all together in peace and harmony :) Good luck with your shot tonight.
been off meds for over a year still have anx attacks and suffer from recent PTSD yet Ifeel at times if I am having a fever sweats skin burns and makes me irritable. I am not suffering from Menopause as I am Male so what causes this I have suffered very debilitating Anx attacks they leave me exhausted and sleepy after days or hours of severe fits of breathing and fear from anx yet I never had this problem before new anx problems ? or something else ?
Then the fatigue from the sleeplessness and pain cause a rut. I'm almost 50 and was hoping menopause would stop all of that. No menopause yet and I thought when I was younger it started way before 50. Never thought I would be happy to get a period but it sure helps once it begins. I hope once menopause hits this whole cycle will stop.
I do wake up in the night but am able to fall right back to sleep, this has always been the case for me. Now ambien isn't for everyone and it shouldn't be taken for long periods of time as well as the ativan because both can be addicting. Hope this helps.
Following up with onco every 3 months for CT scan/tumor markers. Additionally, I am taking Ambien to aid in sleeping. Not working as hoped for--but will meet with doctor this week to seek alternative med. Last but not least, my heart is also being monitored because of the possible effects of Herceptin. To date, I only experience slightly elevated blood pressure and heart palpitations, but for the most part, thank God, my heart function is just fine!
Since October, I haven't fallen asleep without help of something - vicoprofen, ambien, benedryl, whatever. Most recently it is ambien. I can stop the ambien with no withdrawal but I do have horrible insomnia. I don't know how to get myself on a natural sleep schedule. any one have any ideas for me?
So the doc put me on 10 mg prozac about 16 days ago... And then ambien for sleep. He told me the start up of prozac does this..gets worse before better. Then regarding the norco...I realized I was taking it on an empty stomach at night... Which can make you nauseating. So I decided I want off of it...I am tapering the doc though that would be a good idea. Anyway... I'm really sick...can't function. Lots going on! I need encouragement!
Go get your thyroid checked, and your hormones, since you're about on schedule for menopause.
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