Long does ambien withdrawal last

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Ambien does affect the central nervous system like benzos and should be tapered due to the chance of seizures. My doctor put me on it when I went through rehab but my dose is way lower than 40mgs a night! This is really high could you talk to your doctor about reducing this dose. Did you increase the dose all by yourself or did the doctor do it?
i have been on ambien/restoril/lunesta (at different times) for 10 yrs (i am 51). i have been taking them every night for at least 5 yrs, and cannot even take a nap without a pill. every doc i have been to has filled the scripts without incident. i have been to a sleep specialist and he suggested an anti-depressant to help wean me off, which i didnt want to do. now i am taking generic ambien (zoldipem tartrate) for about a month.
Should I expect this to be as bad as codeine / painkiller withdrawal? How long does withdrawal from Ambien usually last?
When does the ability to fall asleep improve? I have been taking ambien for about 3 years, I take at least 20mgs a night and it doesn't produce the restful sleep, that 5 mgs did when I first started taking it. Any suggestions to help me through this?
Phenobarb also has known drug levels to prevent seizures, which is probably the most dangerous part of ambien withdrawal. The danger with ambien comes from the very short half-life; meds with short half-lives tend to have 'vigorous' withdrawal.
Tell me, did you gradually ramp up to that dosage? And does the Ambien get you high before you sleep? Do you ever take it when you don't intend to sleep? Just curious. I've tried it a few times, and it always put me out before I knew what hit me. Ambien is a schedule IV controlled substance, so your doc is bound to do something. Do you really think your doc would hospitalize you for this? Perhaps you could taper down over a few weeks.
My friend abused ambien but when she quit she had no physical withdrawal from it..she would take like 30-40 mg and stay up and do crazy stuff....she also had addictions to narcotics as well which was a physical wd..ambien is a widely prescribed sleep aid and not always habit forming and is not an extremely addictive drug..it knocks most people out within 20 minutes...most have no problems with it...
I took an Ambien (Dr. Prescribed) last night and it kicked in and helped me sleep. So I got a good 8 hrs or so last night. Was able to eat a yogurt at 10 am and keep it down, am now at 106 lbs at 5'6" tall. Pretty skinny. I wrote my doctor a long letter on Apr 15th which he got today telling him what I was doing and my symptoms. His nurse called this am saying he wanted to see me if I feel like coming in before my next scheduled appt. on May 5th.
First, can someone point to a reliable web site where they list the symptoms? Second, how long I can expect this general lousy feeling last? And last, how long will it take to get back to a feeling where I want to do more than just lay around all day? Thank you all in advance for answering my questions.
Hello, According to what I have understood you are talking about the withdrawal effects of Ambien. Withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Talk to your doctor and get it checked.
I used to drive 2 wheeler and now stopped driving it since last 2 years. I do lots of holistic therapy. Since last 6 days I have started having cold shower instead of hot showers. This has made lot of difference and it has given me a feel-good factor. One of our community member is also taking cold shower. She also reports very good results with cold showers. there are quite a number of posting from me and from her. You may visit chronic pain couch group read about hydro therapy.
Finally when to a psyciatris and she said I am still experiencing symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Is this true and does it really take this long? I have chronic back pain and sometimes wish I was still on the meds. I thought maybe I needed an antidepressant or something. Can anyone help and knows if this can still be in my system. Thanks!!
Hi Zootal, Do you have any natural sleep aids like Melatonin and Valerian. They aren't magic bullets, but they can take the edge off, and slow the racing mind. 5HTP evenly taken over the day helps to allay anxiety, and Valerian can also be taken during the day for this. Your short periods of sleep are quite normal, but you will find you sleep for longer periods each night. Hope this helps.
does taking ambien slow down the withdrawal of hydrocodone? my body won't take getting off both at the same time.
I have taken 3 tonight and I am still awake. It doesn't have the same feeling as ambien. I crave the ambien all day, Dr's don't seem to want to help. It is pretty sad when I am trying to think of ways to find a drug dealer. This is so not me. I am pretty straight laced middle aged women who has never had a problem with any drug. I think I may end up killing myself over this. I don't know what else to do, I am deparate. getting off of the ambien seem imposible to me at this point.
not a benzo, acts like one in almost every way. That includes withdrawal symptoms after long term use. The healthcare community is finally waking up about these so called "z" drugs now, much like they are with tramadol. The facts are that they are addictive, and can be problematic for addicts. What withdrawals will you have? I honestly don't know. Some people have bad withdrawals, some have none.
I'm in day 5 of my second relapse in a year this relapse didn't last as long as the first maybe a few months of having to have the pk's. But I need some help my ears are bothering me and I don't recall my ears ever bothering me when I DT'd before. It feels like I'm talking/hearing with cotton stuffed in my ears. My teeth hurt and I feel so shaky. I'm so mad at myself for doing this to myself again, but I accept ut is a small part of being an addict.
I have taken Ambien every night for 10 years(i know,long time huh) as it is not suppose to be prescribed for such a long perio of time but the docs do it anyway. I have experienced so many things from taking it but I needed something to shut my body down at night because it just would not do it by itself. I havr chronic insomnia and have had it for years.
Taking 10 30mg per day for 2 months, 6-7 30mg for two months,prior to that using 5-10 Norco 10/325 for 18 months. Can anyone estimate how long the major withdrawals will last if I go cold turkey? I am so terrified but have GOT to do this now. I have Clonodine, Clonazepam, Ambien, Neurontin and Lyrica to help me through. I am scared I will die. I've heard anywhere from 5days of hell to a whole month. Can anyone who's been on a similar dose help me with an estimate? grateful to hear from anyone.
Can someone answer this. How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
If he took it every day then he will definitely get some withdrawal symptoms. Ambien is generally not meant for every day long term use as a sleep aide. It can be addictive. Rozerem is a much safer option which is non addictive and works exactly like melatonin to adjust the sleep cycle. You can't determine long term side effects from a medication after two days. The body takes a while to adjust. They are always rebound symptoms as well.
Last nite I took Ambien and still could not sleep. My own thought is-- last year my body wanted more them 75mgs of Amitriptyline and I am not wanting to go that way. I have not talked to my doctor yet. Is their anyone that can tell me how long am I looking at with withdrawal?
She tells me that she takes xanex because of stomach problems, and she takes the ambien to go to sleep. She has been on ambien for about 3 years that I know about, and xanex for about the same. Her moods are awful. For the last year now I don't even know who she is. Always complains about something and never ever feels good. Please help me.
He's very supportive, but thinks all I need is a brisk walk to feel better. Any advice? How much longer does the outright suffering last?
My memories of that are clear in my mind, even small details. Vacations we have taken over the last 11 years (since i started on ambien), Florida, Virginia, Cape Cod, etc are all like a big blur to me. If anyone reading this is on ambien, thinking about taking ambien or knows someone taking or thinking of taking it. Please talk to them and tell them about the sacrifices they will be making. It dosn't just affect you, It affects your family in so many different ways. You don't just sleep.
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