Ambien rebound insomnia

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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.
Anyway, you will need to taper off your medication very slowly if you can do little bits at a time. However, you will have some rebound insomnia. Rest assured that your sleep will return eventually. I could have sworn that I would never sleep again when coming off ambien. Good luck and I'd be happy to offer up any of my experiences. Keep in mind that I am no doctor and you should consult yours.
The Ambien should be limited to very short term courses of treatment, as anything more than that will cause rebound insomnia that will make the original insomnia look like child's play. Trying Melatonin is a great idea as well....if you can get some results with that, you won't even need the Ambien. Also talk to your therapist about things you can do to cope, relaxation techniques, etc. Let us know how the discussion with the doc goes. Keep us informed on how you're doing!
for you? How long have you quit for? It says that rebound insomnia is expected after stopping it for a couple of days.
Doing a Taper is not a bad idea if thats what your Dr suggested but As selfinduced and NG said, the only real issue you will have is rebound insomnia for a few days. I have taken ambien off and on for many years and have been on it for 4 months at a time before. I was taking 15 mg a night and stopped taking it all together without any issues besides having a few nights with limited sleep. You will be fine not sleeping much for a few days.
It is relatively easy to ge tthem prescribed for you, but using them in alrge amounts and every night will defintely present a problem, causing addiction and withdrawal from stopping use. I know I had rebound insomnia for at least a week and the withdrawal can effect everyone differently and some get it worst than others. It really depends on the length of sue and how much you used on a nightly basis.
Has anyone had experience using rozarem? My doc suggested I try it to manage teh rebound insomnia coming off the ambien. I have been taking 5 mg a night for about 2 years or so, but I staretd noticing heart palpitations during the day, so I decided I wanted to try to come off it. I skipped one night and was awake all night, but I fealt much better the next day. Doc suggested II take the rozarem for a while with the ambien then dc the ambien after a few days. Any thoughts?
One thing I forgot to mention yesterday is that in addition to personal experience with Ambien, I have also worked in the mental health field at a half-way house. Many of the clients were taking Ambien for insomnia and anxiety.
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor. It sounds like you have insomnia that is severe and is affecting your quality of life. It seems like you have tried several of the medications conventionally used for insomnia without help.
Since I was not using them every night or at a high dosage I did not taper, I am not saying that was particularly smart or that you should do the same. I would talk to your dr about tapering. The 1st week my rebound insomnia was severe, and it took a lot of time for the other xanax w/d's to subside. The jumpiness and other anxiety symptoms were pretty severe too.
The fact that you took it for a relatively short time coupled with you not taking more than the recommended dosage bodes well for a fairly painless detox. Rebound insomnia will probably be an issue, so try not to go back if the insomnia stays around for a couple of days or more. It will never get better until you get some time under your belt sleeping naturally.
Take my word on it though,it is a very hard drug to come off of as you will have severe rebound insomnia when you do decide to quit. I stayed awake for 5 straight days with less than 2 hrs of sleep during that time. It was a living H--LL to say the least.
The longest symptom to linger (for me it was approx. 8 weeks) seems to be the rebound insomnia. Your body will eventually reset its circadian rhythm so hang in there!
The only thing that I still take is Ambien for sleep at night. I wanted to stop taking this and try to deal with the sleeplessness problem without any drug intervention. I have been feeling crappy withdrawal-like symptoms. I was taking 15 mg of Ambien every night for several months. I thought that stopping this should not cause withdrawal symptoms. My question is this: Should I expect this to be as bad as codeine / painkiller withdrawal?
I can get up, pick my kids up physically and play with them (still babies but the lifting has been a problem for me for a long time) without making my pain get out of control. Also~ Ambien has a rebound effect as well, it's in the side effects warning.
I've never taken Ambien before, but there are people here who have, and have gotten off of it. You should scroll down the pages and look for heading with Ambien in it, and see what they've written about. Often times, people will post taper schedules ( for whatever drugs they are on) or offer advice that their docs gave them, and personal experience as well. Sorry I can't be of much help, but wanted you to know that I'm here for ya! Let us know what you find out!!
He also put me on low dose Amitriptyline for sleep, which has helped a little. I've also tried Ambien, and Restoril, they both worked for a week and then just gave me more rebound insomnia/anxiety. Tryptophan at night was working ok for me, but I stopped it with the Amitriptyline Rx. I know a lot of my symptoms are also symptoms of stress/anxiety, but the vertigo and foot thing have me thinking maybe MS, which is why I asked for the MRI.
I wonder if it would be helpful to take 1 Benadryl along with Ambien on those rought nights? It's scary combining so many things though. Insomnia is definitely one of the side effects of treatment, and it can be frustrating and make for some difficult times. (My husband got Netflix!
The only wd symptom I've ever heard of associated with Ambien wd is rebound insomnia as it targets only the receptors associated with sleep. Rxlist.com says wd symptoms are similar to other sedative hypnotics but I've taken it for extended periods of time and the only problem I had was being able to sleep again without it. Whereas I've had pretty severe wd from stopping Xanax and can tell the difference.
I managed to taper off the ativan using valium when I got to the smaller doses of ativan. Now I am done with the valium (as of August 1) but am still having rebound insomnia and jittery feelings. I still take 10 mg of ambien at night to sleep, but it isn't really working. I've gone many nights now with minimal sleep and do function during the day. Should I wait until the valium rebound is done before I start the ambien taper? Or is the ambien making my valium taper worse?
I have been taking Ambien/Ambien CR for several years now. I switched from the regular Ambien when the Ambien CR became available. Two nights ago I took my nightly migraine medications and my Ambien CR. I remember being awake for about 45 mins after that and then I remember nothing. Some how I was unconscience when I took 8 more Ambien CR 12.5 mg. I remember nothing after that. I went on a wild rampage in my room and destroyed everything in sight and I do mean everything.
5 pills of the 12.5 mg Ambien CR. Had terrible insomnia and my docs prescribed 100 mg of hydroxyzine which I've been on for about a month. I'm very familiar with the Ashton method and I know I have pushed my tapering only because I am so motivated and determined to get off of all this. My hands shake, my teeth chatter, mornings are the worst as I feel so anxious to the point I can't get out of the bed even though I may get 6 hours of sleep.
I went to the Dr the other day, for this insomnia, again. I have been taking Clonidine but it isn't helping. Ambien makes me wired. Lunesta samples helped, but it's too expensive. I use Valerian Root too. I actually slept ok during detox of opiates. I think this is Xanax withdrawal still, 6 months later, coupled with my previous insomnia, and anxiety. My Dr feels I should take Restoril. He says it will be ok since I didn't abuse the Xanax. I'm afraid of it. However, something must be done.
I have not spoken to my doctor about the insomnia and anxiety--I worry she'll think I'm a drug seeker. Any insight into these conditions is greatly appreciated.
Hello and hope you are doing well. Actually long term use of zolpidem is associated with rebound insomnia. However, abrupt withdrawal of zolpidem may cause delirium, seizures, or other severe effects, especially if used for prolonged periods. So, please consult your doctor and under his guidance, plan for a gradual withdrawal. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I've decided the time has come to give up Ambien. My story quickly: Horrible insomnia and violent nightmares to the point where I would fear going to sleep, or would sometimes stay up 48 hours or even more until I dropped. The doctor put me on Ambien, 10 mg, which has worked GREAT and also for some odd reason greatly reduces my arthritis pain (I'm 35 but have arthritis in my shoulders which is painful a lot of the time).
The accumulation of sleepless nights is becoming more and more "twilight-zony". Presuming this to be secondary to my cirrhosis I am taking Lactulose but it is not helping (I have been taking it for about a week and a half) thus far. Banadryl partially helped for 1 night but even doubling the dose the next did not. I am undetectable for now (about 1 month post tx.) and had less problems sleeping on than off treatment.
and that to stop the med, you need to wean off. Rebound insomnia can occur when stopping the med with or without dependancy...Please call your doctor and let him/her know what's going on..
a night for about three to four weeks due to severe insomnia and would like how to know how to taper the sleep aid without suffering insomnia rebound. If anyone knows and has any suggestions, I would appreciate it . Thanks.
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