Cut zolpidem in half

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Avatar m tn My dad has been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zolpidem</span> for over 3 years and recently I found out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zolpidem</span> is used for treating short term insomnia. I'd like to know if it can be used for long term and if whether there are any medications available which can be used for long term treatment.
Avatar n tn I have muscle spasm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> or around the ribs on both sides (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the front under the breast and sometimes in the back at the same horizontal position), it feels like a ball rolling, in that it switches sides. It occurs even at night during sleep, painful enough to wake me. I only know that when I relax and stretch (the side where the knot is) using several positions I have to wait till it goes away, in many cases to have it return in other places described above.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
480448 tn?1426952138 * The FDA is requiring that manufacturers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> the dosage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> 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.
534360 tn?1234725515 We're not supposed to discuss taper charts on this site, but I can gladly relate my experience with you. Unfortunately, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zolpidem</span> tartrate family of sleep drugs resembles the benzo family <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> every way. I've been off zolpidem since August 2010. Tapering the drug is tough but very doable. What you say you're doing to reduce the amount in steps sounds good to me. I tapered off of 10mgs a night.
Avatar f tn Hi! I think that quitting one drug would definitely be a step <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the right direction. Are you abusing the norcos? Are you looking to get off of everything? It will probably be too hard to quit all of that at once. You should definitely check with your doctor to set up a taper plan, or decide whether you are healthy enough to quit cold turkey. We are here if you need support or have questions during the process. Good luck to you!
491910 tn?1209369793 zolpidem undergoes rapid metabolism <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the body and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> life of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zolpidem</span> is about 2 hours which is very short. People can experience withdrawal symptoms within as little as 1 or 2 hours of taking the drug. This often leads to a very disrupted sleep pattern with long term use of this drug (beyond 2 - 4 weeks). Brand Names zolpidem tartrate is the generic name or chemical name of the drug, but it is marketed under various brand names around the world.
Avatar f tn The doctor has not even told me when to stop (if I have to), I have tried to cut down my dosses, but it is soooo hard, I tried going down little by little, but it seems impossible, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> top of that I am also on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zolpidem</span>, so I feel like I am completely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> drugs.... I am down to taking half a pill of zolpidem only as needed, but the norco is impossible...
Avatar n tn Despite being a small, thin woman, I take 60 mgs of Remeron, 60 mg of Buspar, and 15 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zolpidem</span> a day for depression, GAD, and severe insomnia (I was hospitalized 3 weeks this past summer for insomnia, and left the hospital taking 25 mgs of zolpidem with 100 mg Seroquel per night, but have gotten down to 15 mgs and cut out the Seroquel).
672389 tn?1226141851 This was mildly effective at first, but it seems like when I'm lying <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> bed I keep going over the stressors <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my life <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my mind like a slide show one after the other. My Dr. reffered me to a psychologist and they decided to put me on Celexa. The psychotherapy with the psychologist is a nice outlet to discuss my stressors in life and she told me that I need to learn to live more in the grey.
486647 tn?1208789291 I am *trying* to cut down on my ambien, last night I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> 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.
Avatar f tn i usually take it around 9p. i don't like the next day drowsyness. my dr told me to break it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> 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.
Avatar m tn It is very rare. I would think that you technically mean that you are habituated to a good nights sleep with the assistance of a sleeping aid. Picky, I know. Maybe you should try and develop that attitude though. By using "addicted" we tend to legitimize our problem. Diphenhy isnt really addicting in itself. But neither is cocaine. So maybe you can find a replacement aid to help you get a few nights sleep and then ditch it before it becomes a problem for you?
Avatar f tn This past week I felt like resigning, but I can't afford to retire or take a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> pay. And I'm up at 4 am blogging instead of sleeping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> on father's day. I should mention, watching TV or surfing the web won't help me get to sleep. God help us all if Ambien turns out to be the dementing poltergeist we fear it might be. All I can do is stop taking it, deal with insomnia by optimizing sleep hygeine and hope for the best.
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Avatar n tn It felt and looked a lot better when I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> it short. Now, 6 months later, my hair is growing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> really fast and is healthier than it has ever been. Don't let your hair loss get you down, it will grow back. in the meantime, enjoy not having to spend a lot of time styling, etc. because the less stress on your hair, the better it will be. About the milk thistle, I know this is very popular among hcv, but there is a risk of renal disease.
9648 tn?1290094807 Endend up getting off the AD's my way, as the way the doc had suggested didn't work well for me. I was to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> the does <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> stay there for a while and then get off it. When I went from 20 to 10mg of Celexa, I did not feel good at all. It took a few days to adjust. So I decided to break the pills into little pieces of 2,5mg and went down 2,5mg at a time. The last little pieces I even broke into half again. I improvised and listened to my body. This turned out to work really well for me.
Avatar m tn well first a nummy is taking about a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> line rubbing it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> your mouth.. It's just been a little over one day since i put any H in my body.. hardly slept last night... kicking, squarming, sweating, shaking.... now I feel tried and anxious.... Is there anyway to speed this up? I did smoke a liitle weed, good stuff so I didnt need much to take abit of the edge off.... also took a sleeping pill last night 10mg zolpidem but it didnt seem to do anything.
Avatar n tn Last week I was taking about 50 mg twice a day and went through a script of 60 10 mg CR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> about a week and a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. I have three questions about this medication that I haven't been able to get solid answers for. The first time I got off Ambien I began buying Valium and Xanax from a friend on a regular basis. I got up to 16 mg of Xanax and over 100 mg of Valium, though not at the same time.
1684282 tn?1410976195 There is an appropriate use for each and every medication on the market, including the strongest narcotics, which I used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my daily practice for controlling acute pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> postoperative patients. Some patients <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> intractable, chronic or cancer pain need to be on long term opiates under close supervision of a physician. However, pharmaceutical companies have been successful in persuading the FDA in not scheduling tramadol, also known by its brand name Ultram, as a non-controlled substance.
Avatar n tn The Methadone will allow you to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> the Percocet immediately, once you have a bit built up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> your body. You will experience no leg shakes, restlessness, or physical cravings doing it this way, but make sure you have enough of both products to complete the tapering process. I found that by overlapping the Percocet and Methadone for a week to three weeks was sufficient for this to work. The tricky part is to get your mind 100% behind your convictions, and follow through, without exception.
544292 tn?1268886268 You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
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Avatar f tn As i understood it, the Restoril was okay because of how it is processed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the body as opposed to the way Xanax is processe (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> relation to the telaprevir). Restoril is used more as a sleep aid whereas Xanax is specifically targeted for anxiety. All benzos have the potential to be addicting, as can many other drugs. If a drug is taken as prescribed and one uses the drug with caution, there shouldn't be a problem IMO.
4043517 tn?1374010173 Today is Monday, at work wishing I was home <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> bed. Saturday took a hard spill on the bike down the river bank hitting rocks along the way and flayed the skin off my arm. Now worrying about an infection, I have the arm wrapped up mostly, but it hurts so much, my left leg, ribs etc are crying. Not to mention the daily abdomen, back and shoulder pain throbbing through.