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Thank you, I actually do have 5mg and I cut those in half already! So i am on the lowest dose right now. My dr knew about my habit last year and told me that ambien during pregnancy was ok as long as i was not taking a lot. But i have a new dr this year and I am going to have to tell them.
5 FOR A WEEK, AND ONE NIGHT TRIED TO TAKE NOTHING, since its hard to cut the 2.5 in half, and thought that I was doing ok on that small amount. I was up all night, thinkin, :wouldn't I just be soooo tired and just fall asleep? I don't know what to do, bcuz I cant go without at least 2.5 mg, and am wanting to be off this all together. If I didn't have to go to work, as a nanny and had time at home to be TIRED then I think I could try that. Any thing else I could try.
Had my moments but made it through that week. Second week cut the Ambien (10mg) in half for a (5mg) dose and did this for the second week and again had my moments. The third week I cut the (5mg) pieces in half as best I could and took these for four days and then decided to see if I would be able to sleep and did. Seems though I am still feeling the anixety/panic. Has been one week now without any Ambien and I am so happy to have found the post on your website that helped me.
But every body is different and although most professionals will tell you there are no physical withdrawls when stopping ambien, since it can be cut in half there's no harm in taking extra causion to make sure your safe. But i would think that the seizure warning is either new, or maybe for ambien CR because when I was taking them in the past there was no such warning. So perhaps someone had a seizure while going off.
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.
The crazy stuff happens!! She might cut the Ambien in half,take it with the Benadryl for awhile and see what that does. She probably doesn't want to take it either! There are several ways she can use the OTC's to her advantage...
I think the melatonin kept me awake. Going to just cut my 5mg ambien in half and then stop. I'll probably take some Tylenol pm too. That seems to work better than melatonin, at least for me.
I was on Sub too and they gave me ambien to take with it. they just said no matter what dont drink alcohol with the Ambien.
Do you think that is too much? Can i cut the pills in half. I am a tiny person and my doc knows that. I dont know why she would give me the highest dose? I have a phobia of taking pills.
I told my doctor who prescribed this and after having a good laugh, he told me to cut the ambien in half on a bad night. So far so good as I haven't woken up to anything weird in my bed.
got up at 8. don't know how long i'll stay up. No I haven't abused any of the meds. just 1 ambien a night and cut the 10 mg dose of hydrocodone. in half the last week. I've been reading on here for a few days to see what to expect but till you go through it, it's just words.
I take half of a 10mg of Ambien when traveling - it really helps and then when I get home just don't take it. After a long trip last year found I couldn't sleep but I knew it was the Ambien and just went without it. It's worth it to be able to sleep when traveling.
I would give the trazodone some more time to see if your body starts to deal with the hangover effects a little better before you go back to ambien cr. In the past one thing that did work for me was remeron(mirtazapine 15-30mgs), along with melatonin. The remeron is an anti-depressant that alot of doctors prescribe to help with sleep, it doesnt really do much as far as alleviating any depression issues.
I had a really screwy schedule w/ my job, Anywhoo, I figured getting off all pills was the best route for me, so I went off the Ambien too. I did taper. Cut my doses in half, then every other day and then substituted w/ melatonin. It worked for me. I have run out and CT can cause nasty rebound insomnia. My sleeping issues are fairly in check now. Good luck!
I am *trying* to cut down on my ambien, last night I cut half a tablet off my dose. But I also take the klonopin to sleep too. I've been on the ambien so long it's taken over my life, since I was a teenager and I'm 24 now they've been a daily thing so giving them up is going to be so hard. I also have valium but I'm not allowed to take it because the doc said in the blood tests valium can show as temazepam and oxazepam and it will look like I've obtained drugs elsewhere.
A taper could be calculated by picking a quit day and the amount of pills u want to do it with...u can do it slowly or fairly quickly with ambien....you can cut down 1/4 pill each week, or 1/4 pill each day... or a half a pill each day or each week...just stick to ur goal quit day...
The two are too closely related chemically to be of much use to me when I take a benzo in addition to the ambien. Ambien only put me to sleep for 2.5 hours max.
I've had to do this many times, and they say that you can initally cut the dosage in half for about a week and a half, then cut it in tiny amounts (maybe 1/4 the amount, for about a week, and so on and so on). At the end, when you are down to a small amount, just enough so your system knows the meds are still in there, you can go to every other night. But, I wouldn't do this until I was down to .5 or less milligrams. After that, you should just be able to stop.
* The FDA is requiring that manufacturers cut the dosage in half for women and some men, citing the possibility that the drug's lingering effects may still make people drowsy or impaired in the morning when they are getting ready to drive to work. * The Associated Press noted in a report of its own on Thursday that the FDA has different requirements for men and women because women absorb zolpidem more slowly, meaning that the effects of the drug can last longer at higher dosages.
I have taken all the above medication you mentioned except for Ambien. Xanax is an Anti-Anxiety medication in the family of Benzodiazipines. I would find it almost impossible for Xanax to produce a Psychotic reaction. In fact it actually works to inhibit Psychosis. If one takes too much in one dose (for example 2Mgs or more) it can produce a high. Truth be told it's actually a very comforting, relaxing and mello kind of high. Which is why I don't take it anymore.
I have been taking Ambien for sleep for about a month. I take 17.5mg (one whole tablet, and 3/4 of another) because I had to increase my dosage several times, and I upped it by 1/4 tablet each time. I didn't quite make it to two tablets before I got to the point where I don't need it, but am basically addicted to it. The condition requiring this is slowly fading, and I would like to eliminate my dependence on Ambien completely. How do I go about doing this?
and it made me very sleepy but at least I slept and I was on it for 7 mths and I had no problem at all getting off it I just cut my dose in half for about a week and then I was done I had no withdrawals at all...its seems very safe and is not addicting if it was my Dr would not of put me on it...we are all different but you should have no problems with this..I wish you the best..
I am planning on not taking my ambien this evening and just seeing how I feel in the morning first. If I am no better, I will just have to go....I am really worried about this and I fear there is some other, deeper issues going on that is cuasing this and my pain meds are covering it up...so I am going to take the rest of the day pill free and just see how I feel in the morning.....but have anyone here had or is currntly having these kinds of issues while talking Ambien?
on my worst night, i think i took 9. i always cut them in half to bypass the slow-release. at one point i was snorting it, but it gave me a sore throat so i stopped. i need to sleep. i don't know how to do this. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. i don't smoke pot, and i don't know if that would improve this at all. i don't know. i don't know. i just need to SLEEP.
Remembering back, that started around the time I cut the prescription in half. More recently, since dropping to every other day, I have had a pain in my kidney area, around where a boxer would take a kidney punch, that is driving me nuts. I have done all the home remedies that one might try for a kidney infection or stones. No changes at all. My stomach hurts all the time and I have had problems there and none of the meds for that helps.
I beleive it is hard to stop this drug will taper off but the company of the drug says not to cut it in half that scares me right now im withdraw from narco my 5th day and need ambin to sleep throught the night hope all this needs soon
i usually take it around 9p. i don't like the next day drowsyness. my dr told me to break it in half instead for getting a lower dose, you figure. well i've been taking it for a month while i' was detoxing off tramdol which helped here it is 230a in fla and i'm wide awake. i believe it loses it's effectiveness. so what l do is take melatonin and 50 mgs bentadryl 3 times a week then an amnien the the take an anbiem. 2-3 days off good sleep is good enough for me i have a serios slep problem.
When I do decide to go off of it, I'll probably just ask my doc. but until then I'm just trying to make somewhat of a game plan in my head. I'm going to cut out the vicodin first, for sure...Then I'll work my way to the ambien..
I actually have been trying to reduce the dose, so I never take a full ambien pill. I cut it in pieces, so at night I get a third of a 10 mg pill, then I get awake 2 or 3 hours later and then take another small piece. Either way I am having trouble not only with the memory loss but also getting my thoughts together. Any recommendation on how to get ride of it without going to another sleeping pill?
every night for a week, and then I cut it in half and took those for a week and then I cut those in half (I know the pieces are very small) and took them for a week. (I'm sure that you could modify the dosage and also take it every other day.) I'm not a doctor, but, as I'm sure you know, you really can't stop anything cold turkey...especially if you've been taking it for some time. Good luck to you!
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