Lunesta and alcohol

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I have learned how to self detox with medication and also how to detox alcohol with alcohol itslelf (but if is very tricky)...the thing is, is you never feel when a seizure is coming your way, and if you cut back to fast, then out of no where..you'll wake up somewhere only to find out that you had a seizure. So I will tell you I was able to quit by detoxing alcohol with alcohol. This is just the way I did it.
Have a couple of drinks, at a certain time at night shut it down w/ nice music and sleep tea w/ candles.? Trust me it just takes time, i did take Lunesta for 2-3 days and that didn't even work, only made me forget things.
I am trying everything and nothing is working. Why???????
Three months ago I had a cervical spine fusion, and was taking Ultracet and Flexeril before surgery and now only occasionally need Flexeril. Which of these medicines could contribute to the abnormal LFT? I drink a glass of wine each night, and maybe 3-4 glasses on a weekend night. Could the wine cause the liver abnormalities? My doctor wants me to quit taking the pravachol and retest in two months. Should I be concerned? Should I be panicked?
After I started building a resistance to the Lunesta my doctor prescribed for me Ambien CR 12.5mg. It's now March 2010 and I need 4 or more Ambien CR to sleep. I can't sleep without it!!! I haven't taken the CR 12.5mg in 24hr and I have the common addiction symptoms. When I'm without it (Ambien CR) I can't sleep it's like I'm wired all the time, I have a horrible bladder infection, my head is killing me, and when I try to sleep I can't breathe and my heart pounds like a Juggernaut.
I'm usually out like a light, and sleep all night. I know this is one of the possible side effects of tx, and if this is the only one I get, I'll count myself lucky. Other than this, I can't say I've really noticed any sides at all. I get a little headache for about an hour after I take my meds - but, I'm kind of hoping this is a good sign, as it's one of the most common side effects reported for the trial medication I am taking. Could be an indication I'm getting the real thing...
They have been daily now for about two months and terrible if I drink caffeine or alcohol! I have appt. next week with a cardio and I'm holding out hope that I may get some relief! Until then, I'll be reading this site knowing I'm not alone. Thanks again for posting and i wish you all the best!
Do any of you take anti-depress. and pain meds and benzos at the same time? I'm still tapering down my meds(from 6-15 for 4 years down to 4-5 this past week) I don't know if thats too soon or what but I'm doing it. I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder before my pill addiction. I know I still have GAD but havn't taken any meds for it except the benzos they gave me for the anxiety.
I felt sick often and found myself throwing up and involuntarily urinating and defecating. My doctor gave me a sample of Abilify but that just didn't work for me either. In addition to all these side effects, I really missed being able to talk to my bear. And also having Jack pop around when I was alone made me feel safe. I'm looking for another alternative. It's been incredibly difficult because I've grown so incredibly attached to my bear and Jack. Friends have suggested trying marijuana.
For the last week I've either taken none or half of a Hydro at night for my RLS. I am much happier but still a little jittery. I am not taking the Clonazepam either. I felt weird. Man life is good without a ton of hydro in me.
not habit forming...time is the main thing tho.....some AD lhelp with anxiety and sleep...
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I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin and then add in the heroin and it just is killing me. I am so miserable lately. I didnt really notice it til a few weeks ago, but i know i am not hte person i once was. I am so depressed all day, i dont want to do anything, i isolate from all the people who care about me, my thoughts are so impulsive, i am literally self destructing and bringing everything down around me.
I'm not trying to make excuses, and belive me I'm a pittbull in own right, but maybe the alcohol/lunesta coctail did have a role in the whole incident. I did some preliminary research on Lunesta and one of the effects is that you forget events or things that transpire. The short of it is - I truly appreacite all your concern. You should all know you have my support and best wishes in your road to recovery.
Hi, I have been on over 20 medications over the past 12 years and have over the past 4 months discontinued lithium, zyprexa, tegretol and lunesta (with my doctor). I have been 100% off all meds for one week. Since I started tapering the medications in January (d/c’d zyprexa first ), I have experienced chronic abdominal pain that comes and goes. With a history of alcohol used that stopped 3 years ago, I still worry about my liver.
i HAVE BEEN TAKING TRAZADONE AND LUNESTA FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS BECAUSE I AM UNABLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. I CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO DOCTOR APPTS AND/OR PRESCRIPTIONS SO I HAVE STOPPED COLD TURKEY ABOUT 4 NIGHTS AGO. I AM MISERABLE!! I SLEEP FOR AN HOUR OR TWO AND THEN WAKE UP FOR AN HOUR OR TWO. I DO HAVE ONE PRESCRIPTION OF LUNESTA LEFT AT THE PHARMACY. SHOULD I GO PICK IT UP AND TRY TO TAPER OFF OR AM I JUST ABOUT OVER THE WORST OF IT.
They only pill I pop now is advil and lunesta......Hope to get off those too but with my high stress job I have to sleep. To all that have posted, good luck in your recovery as well. I am starting outpatient rehab in February. 3 night a week. 2 group sessions and 1 personal counseling session. Insurance is paying for it except for 20 dollar co pay. The lady said after 30 days and I graduate, I can come back as an alumni for free.
Two months ago I stopped taking Ambien cold turkey and switched to Lunesta and all hell broke loose about two weeks later; I started having severe panic attacks daily and ended up in the Emergency Room three times so my doctor put me on clonazepam 1mg twice per day + 10mg Ambien nightly which I am now weaning/tapering off of the clonazepam using the Ashton Valium Substitution Method(http://www.benzo.org.uk) and am down to 15mg valium + .25mg clonazepam in the morning and 15mg valium + .
I have had sex a few times, but only with my girlfriend of 2 years with whom we lost our virginity together. I take prescribed Nuvigil during the day, and prescribed Lunesta and Rozerem cocktail at night. (Yes, I have really messed up sleeping problems).
I take effexor xr 150 mg daily, lunesta at night to sleep, and ativan .5 mg prn, which I amazingly don't abuse. Its just the percs that I can't get away from. I like the energy I get, and the way I can just deal with life. I'm wondering if I permanently screwed up my brain years ago from the opiates and now I just have some sort of an endorphin deficit that percocet is filling. Anybody have an comforting words, identify?
It can be a side effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (dextro/levo-amphetamine) and Lunesta (eszopiclone) and other prescription drugs or of cocaine or amphetamines. (Accordingly, it goes by the slang term "coke bugs".) Formication can also be a withdrawal symptom of weaning oneself off cocaine or amphetamine. It can also accompany alcohol withdrawal in alcoholics, along with delirium tremens.
Life has been one hell of a roller coaster, but in this time I have managed to graduate college and an MBA, secure and maintain a well-paying and fulfilling business career and marry the love of my life (and hang on to her thus far). I have seen 3 different family doctors, 2 different psychiatrists and 1 endocrinologist...
I'd suggest that you ask your doctor for hypnotic sleeping pill(Lunesta instead of Ambien since it's much healthier and harder to abuse.) Your brain is telling you that you should be drinking, and the only way to get through is at least getting some sleep. Good luck on the wagon. Or off it... whichever.
I donnot drink caffeine for years, I never drink alcohol and donnot smoke. I drink only water with lemon, and organic decaf green tea. I eat organically and go to bed same time every night. I fall asleep for 2 hours a night, then toss and turn for hours, by 4A.M. Im so exhausted and have to get up by 8. I usually give up by 4 and take a half of a Lunesta. At least they dont give me anxiety. But I dont know what else to do.
- Borderline insomniac. Wired for sound 24/7. Needed to be knocked out at night by Lunesta or alcohol. - On antidepressants (Lamictal, Prozac, Wellbutrin) at different times - Headache free - Hyper, carefree, funny, charismatic, and life of the party, although deeply depressed beneath the surface.
Best bet is to try to calm him and get him into bed and try to help him fall asleep (rub his back, scalp, whatever it takes to calm him down enough to sleep). I'm praying for you! I will check back in a few hours...
Tylenol PM is great if you have some pain and need to rest, and if your not taking it every night and only take it here and there yea i can usderstand using it. But its made for pain during the night... not a sleep aid. But if your not in pain its better to side with less work for the liver, so plain benedryl is my choice.
I also take temazepam (a benzodiazepine) for sleep because Ambien and Lunesta don't even phase me, and the off-label meds used to treat insomnia have caused major side effects. I also have mixed feelings about taking a tetracyclic antidepressant, a tetracyclic antidepressant, an anti-psychotic, etc. for the purpose of helping me sleep. Temazepam is for sleep, and so I'm comfortable with it. I don't know if that makes sense?
This has just started in the past few months- and its to the point that my husband is woken up by it and checking to make sure I can breathe-- I didnt think much the first few times- because i was sleeping- and fell back to sleep after that-- so it was a bit foggy( i have been on sleep meds for insomnia for almost 4 years now - currently on lunesta and elavil for that- but I never sleep through the night. .
Today I went to my doctor due to my restlessness as I sleep at night, Ambien nor Lunesta helps for me and their both strong sleep medications. As young as I am I've always had bad back problems, this new doctor I have has a suspicion about me I can see it in his eyes. I've never bought of the word "pill" in his office ever, I try to hide my drug habit as best as I can (percocet addiction) matter of fact as bad as this sounds, I hide it from everyone I know.
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