Ambien with ativan

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the norco u can stop..the ambien if only after 2 nights u can stop...talk with ur physician and find an alternative that works..the seroquil mentioned above works for many with severe insomnia...ambien will not help bad insomnia only occasional sleepless nights....and u never know which drug will hit ur "button" and cause u to abuse it...for me it is narcotics..for some benzos and others ambien...
omg I have been on ambien for two years for severe insomnia, I am 7 weeks pregnant and trying to get off of this has been so hard to do. I did good for a few nights but that about it. I never take more than one pill a night n it seems to give me at least a few hours. Without it i prolly wont ever sleep. Im so nervous for my baby. Ambien in prescribed regulary from what i hear during pregnancy. But the last few doctors ive been to tell me they dont do it and try to avoid all meds while pregnant.
i take 1/2 an ambien and do not have that feeling...i did take a whole ambien once, but probably just slept a little more soundly...still didnt have the aftereffects like the tylenol pm...wishing you all the best...
Is it possible to be taking Ativan only as needed(2 per week) and be addicted? I am trying to get my anxiety under control with the physical symptoms. Just when I am doing great, my anxiety symptoms return. Its too easy to take a "pill" so I am trying to avoid them. I also am in counseling and sometimes feel more agitated when I leave there. She has me "thinking" too much. Does anyone feel the same way?
Please do not take ativan. It is a terrible drug. It will mess you up. Also, avoid Ambien like the plague, it destroys your life. I watched my mother become addicted to both, this is a case where the supposed "cure" is way worse than the symptom. Do some research online and see what people are saying about their experiences on these "meds"-not the drug companies or psychiatrists, but the real patients. Know that there is no easy way out of anxiety and depression.
I take the zoloft in morning and have insomnia since starting it. Been on 5 mg Ambien per psychiatrist during work week. I am worried about sleeping with the Ambien as also only 4-6 hours sleep and being addicted. I see my psychiatrist next week and I am going to voice my concerns. Also going to psychologist and doing some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
never slept, i am a mother of 3 my two older daughter one moved away, one is 19 afraid to leave me alone, but im ruining her life, she goes to college, she is constantly leaving school to take me to emergency rooms, i used to have kaiser but my job cut it off, cause ive supposedly been off work for 6 months, i m addicted to ativan, xanax clonopan does nothing for me, just ativan , now im on ambien, hydrochlordozite for high blood pressure, stopped prozac now im on effexor, i was on disability,
I agree with the above. I've been through ambien withdrawal a couple of times. I couldn't sleep for 3 or 4 days no matter what I used. Which doctor do you get it from? A psych doctor or a primary doctor?
I had a dr. tell me "addicted to sleep whats wrong with that. I have used ambien in the past and never got "hooked" I quit using it because clonazepam worked well till I started tx. Week 3 I had to get the ambien refilled. I am always running fever. Does this happen to anyone else? I think the tylenol would work best but my dr. said alleve. Just his nurse and she thinks she's got an M.D.
I was put off of work for 2 weeks during this process so that I wouldn't have that added pressure of worrying about work while trying to beat my Ambien addiction. I should add that after one night of no Ambien, although I felt miserable with no sleep, etc., my head seemed clearer and I didn't have that "druggy" feeling that Ambien would give me during the day.Withdrawl is no picnic but it's soooooo worth it to get off this stuff!
When taken correctly, and how it was intended, medications can really greatly help people. Ambien, along with any other med for insomnia are NOT meant for long term, regular use. Unfortunately, many docs will Rx it that way, which leaves people in a worse situation than what they started with. Meds for insomnia are only to be taken for short intervals, a couple weeks at a time MAX. Anything beyond that, it's just going to exacerbate the insomnia.
Woke up after an hour with excruciating pain-like anxiety throughout my body. I could not do anything but toss and turn in agony. With every minute that passed, I wanted to tear out of my skin more. I took 1.5mg of Ativan at 7am and I slept for 3 hours.
two, and i have experienced this once, in many people ambien has a side effect of amnesia, especially but not only due to it being mixed with alcohol. for instance you take an ambien to sleep, realize you forgot to do something - take out trash, respond to an email, get something from the store etc... so you go do it.
i have been on ativan 21yr recently withdrawn havent had them for 6mths now,but now up against the zopiclone i was prescribed a high dose through day 7.5mg 4td then takein down to 3.
Amazing how different we all are. Beginning of tx I couldnt sleep. Was prescibed Ambien.. only able to sleep 3 -4 hours with tthat never felt like I had a hangover in morning. THe only pill that ever made me feel that way was Tylenol PM. Now I can sleep thru an eartquake and am on wek 43...I cant get up at all in morning. Trish Hope you feel better.
Knowing my already addictive personality, would it be wise to try Ativan? Just how addictive has it been in YOUR experience? Can you sleep at ALL without it (Assuming you've been using it for a couple weeks or more)... Thanks for any advise in advance guys!
So far I've tried (on seperate occasions) Xanax (can't remember the dosage), 2mg Ativan, 10mg Valium for anxiety with no real results. So we tried sedatives (again on seperate occasions) 8mg Rozerem, 3mg Lunesta, and 10mg Ambien. Nothing has put me to sleep or kept me asleep. My doctor (and psychologist) now thinks Seroquel (100mg or 200mg) may be the answer. Anyone out there have any experience with this medication on a one time only basis?
Can ambien cr and ativan be taken at the same time? I cant tell from the interraction charts.
Do you need to continue with the Ativan since your Lexapro is working so well? If you need help with sleep, have you consider another choice of drugs like a sleep aid?
NO!!! you are still 16 days.....just be very carefull with the ambiem.... congrats on 16 days!!!
I have been taking Ambien 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 do not have a problem with sleep but many on this board do. Some find ambien helpful, some find either Ativan or another benzodiazapine, which are minor tranquilizers, do the trick. Ambien is made to aid in sleep where ativan is made to relax you. I'm sure many who have walked thru this problem will respond. The other thing to consider is the possibility of either anxiety or depression. If you have never experienced either, the first time is hard to put the feeling to the name.
It shouldn't hurt too much to combine Ambien, Trazodone, and/or Ativan - except REALLY strong sedation, and you could injure yourself. I'd start with the Trazodone alone and see if it works for you, if you think you will need something long-term it's the only one that won't put you on a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs, withdrawls, etc.
She is still in the hospital and she is getting about 100mg (much less than usual) of the ambien a day but she wants more even though she is getting ativan,vicodin (was on dilauded)and they gave her oxycontin last night and demerol.She is also on an IV of fentanyl, and an epideral but they are trying to get her off all the IV's so there giving her more pills. All she keeps asking for is the ambien and before she even swallows the medicine she is already acting fine.
I'm trying to get off Ativan...I was taking to 6 mgs a day. I'm down to 1 mg but also take Ritalin (was 20 mg a day now down to 10 a day and Ambien to sleep. I just gave up the Dr that put me on all these meds in a real effort to stop . When I told the Dr I was up to 6 mg of Ativan he said "Oh my, thats a lot" but wrote me another scrip for it along with the Ambien because I complained I couldn't sleep. I realized he was just a pill pusher and told my new Dr I had a pill problem...
So I'm sticking with the Ambien for now. I don't really want to take higher dosages of temazepam. And like you say, getting off of ambien isn't that difficult, just a bit time consuming as you ramp down the dosage.
I've had the exact same experience with ambien and ambien cr. I get about 3 hours of awful restless sleep (I feel like a movie is constantly playing in my mind the whole time -- it's like my brain is awake while my body is not). They, unfortunately, do not work for me. What's this tramadol I keep hearing so much about? Is it a sleep aid? Obviously, it's addicting, or it wouldn't be mentioned here so much, but I'm just curious about it, as it's not something I'm familiar with. Thanks....
I know the others will kill me for suggesting that but it doesn't sound like you have a problem with the meds,do you? Ambien is a pretty strong med (so is xanax/alprazolam) and both are addictive if used improperly so please talk to your doctor about how you are feeling physically after the ambien.
I did the same thing with Ambien because the doc told me it was this wonderful new safe sleep aid. HAH!! My major WD symptom was not being able to sleep and when I did I had horrible vivid nightmares. I think it's just more poison from our pharmaceutical companies marketed as something we all need. Seen the TV ads? I don't think you're supposed to stop suddenly - same problems as benzos - but I did. And survived. And flushed the rest of that **** down the toilet.
I called him the next day, and he prescribed me Ambien. If I take that with two Ativan I fall asleep, but only for four hours, and I wake up very very tired but of course my anxiety/non-stop thinking prevents me from falling back asleep. I just met with him today and told him this, and he prescribed me Valium to take with my Ambien....damn... I'm just scared, becaused of all the connotations that come with taking Valium... I'm taking it tonight for the first time.
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