Ambien and heart disease

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Avatar n tn There are withdrawl strategies on internet - some suggest using melatonin and 5mg Ambien and slowly taper off the Ambien.... good luck.
Avatar n tn my problem was restless leg and i took ambien every night for about 4 weeks or so and then found i could sleep pretty soundly without it. i took 10mg before bed - my dr.'s recommended dose (and he knew about my addiction) - and now only take it maybe once a month, if that. it didn't get me high (than again i wasn't taking 10 at a time) and i didn't have the urge to take it at other times or more than the amount prescribed.
Avatar m tn ) Once you've had some time to think things over, go back and see your doctor. You really need to have a heart to heart with your doctor and be honest with them about what your concerns are, what things are an absolute deal-breaker for you, what you're willing to compromise on, and what level of improvement you're hoping to see from medication.
Avatar n tn So far, pharma has completely struck out on this one, as all their efforts have led to drugs that still eat away the stomach lining, damage the liver, and somehow managed to add in heart disease. The funniest one is statins, which were developed to mimic the action of mushrooms and red yeast rice used in traditional Oriental medicine by a researcher in Japan.
Avatar n tn sonata doesn't work for most people, and ambien does. I'll stick to my guns and say its safe if you stay under 10mg/night. 1/2 at bedtime and another 1/2 during the night if you pop awake. I can't speak for those who take higher doses. Because you develop a different sleep pattern on ambien, stopping it will cause disruption of your sleep, possibly for several days, but I don't consider that being addicted.
Avatar m tn I ended up in the ER, because I truly thought I was having a heart attack and going to die. The results came back negative for the heart attack, and they also did a test for blood clots along with a chest x-ray. To be fair, I was also coming off a vacation where we ate / drank a very unhealthy amount. Here's the thing: I don't feel the same at all. This panic attack rocked my world to the point I've seen my doctor (but not mentioned the snorting), and have an appt.
Avatar f tn I started taking Ambien three months ago and I have started doing ome things out of the norm.
Avatar f tn You have already tried all the medications I generally recommed and then some. Trazadone is a good med for heart patients and sometimes going up on the dose to of 300 mg can be helpful.
Avatar m tn When I start to get a little fatigued, my left eyelid droops. I often have palpitations in my heart and my heart flutters 3 to 4 times per day. I've also developed some type of low or high blood pressure. As I stand up, all of the sudden my heart and the blood in my body just drops and I start to faint or pass out. I can rarely get an erection and when I do, it's very hard to maintain.
Avatar f tn Sounds familiar I am in week 22. Zoloft, and Ambien. I look forward to getting off those too ! But they help big time. My heart does fell like it's pounding a bit hard sometimes but my heart rate isn't increased just uncomfortable, followed by a slight numbness in my left arm. My HGB went in the low 12's too but now has popped up to 13.1. Hang in there it's working !
Avatar f tn I was taking ambien last year and did a number of things in my sleep which I dont care to mention, and not remmeber the next day. In short, I tapered myself off ambien, and experience a daily dose of confusion, and memory loss. Its so embarrassing. My fiance constantly looks at me like I am crazy, for not being able to recall something from the day before, and etc. I really hope someone does something to remove this drug from our shelfs. I was fine before this.
Avatar f tn He needs to go to a treatment program or AA and stop drinking if he wants to live. These 2 disease are deadly and together catastrophic.
Avatar f tn Endo put me on propranolol 10mg twice a day. Caused my hands and feet to be cold and tingling, then my skin became numb all over, especially my face. I reduced my dose to half a tablet twice a day with good results.No I didn't consult the endo. Had the radioactive iodine uptake scan Monday and Tuesday and waiting for the.results is killing me. The 4 hour scan said 52% the 24 hour scan said 67% . I had a sono a few weeks ago.and have a goiter,nodules and a cyst on my thyroid.
Avatar n tn I am hoping you can help me with this. Not sure if this is something that needs urgent concern or what. I had been taking Ambien for a year & a half. About a week ago, I started having problems with waking up in the middle of the night with my skin on fire & my heart racing. Prior to that, I started haivng severe panic attacks. It was determined that I was having a reaction to the med. I was immediately taken off of it.
Avatar n tn This created a lot of palpitations esp. at night with irregular heart beats and pounding of heart (which is very noticable in my head also). I took beta blocker for a few weeks which helped a lot, then another tsh test showed a swing over to hypothyroid, although I never felt the symptoms of that, but kept feeling I was hyperthyroid, now I have weaned off the beta blocker and the pounding has returned every day and night.
Avatar f tn And I have miastiagravis, a nerve disease, fibermialgia, anxiety and depression and bad allergies. And I'm on suboxone, ambien, phyrostigme/mestinon,clonazepam. Lately I been getting heart palpitations, sleepiness and numbness in the hands, and also in the feet. Some lightheaded and also dizziness. I have 3 kids n really trying to see if anyone knows what it could be also my hand feels real hot the last couple days when it's cold?
11852 tn?1216845043 My question is, can I expect my heart rate and bp to remain high while taking levothyroxine? My family has a history of high blood pressure and heart disease. I worried that this could lead to me having heart problems. Do others have this same problem since starting on thyroid meds after TT and RAI? I'm trying not to freak out about this cause I know it's not good for by bp. I have started working out at Curves again these last few weeks hoping the exercise will help lower my bp.
Avatar n tn i got stuck with thechest pains and shortness of breathe also, they did a heart and lung workup which was ok, my h&h is 31 & 11 which is lower than my body likes but they say it isnt low enough for sx, they should try it then tell me its ok. I learned to chill when i got the pain bad or when it goes to my jaw.
Avatar n tn I read all the possible side effects- and was told not to worry I would have no problem, I am young, healthy, and newly contracted the disease. HA! I have gotten every side effec t and have been completely misreble for 6 months- and yes some days I would rather die then keep up tx, but the truth is I have been SVR since week 3 and if it came back I would do it again. My husband and I have not had sex since the start of tx (thank God he loves me) becouse of no sex drive.
Avatar n tn He has advanced heart failure, COPD and osteoarthritis, bad kidney function because of all the diruetics he has taken for approximately 5 years, and also chronic gout. His ejection fraction on his heart is 15% which means that his heart's pumping ability is very bad and he is almost immobile.
167426 tn?1254089835 Also this research has been going on for 30 years, they found that it reduces deaths by 50%, talk to your Onoco about this, we use a low dose Asperin to prevent heart disease and prevent clots, you have to watch for its blood thinning properties, so before you try it talk to the doctor, this might just be one of the things we have all been praying for. I am very intrigued by this research.
Avatar f tn PVCs and PACs are just extra heart beats that come a little earlier than normal and therefore don't use the typical conduction system in the heart. They are not dangerous. I think that at your age getting at least an echocardiogram and considering a stress test if there are abnormalties noted on the echo or symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath are causing a problem. Once you have had a cardiac workup that revealed and this revelas a normal heart, then they are especially benign.
1569985 tn?1328251082 I am on my bandwagon - Horrid arrhythmia and epigastric pressure for 2+ years diagnosed as non-acid reflux GERD - no heart disease and endoscopy showed no problems - I searched for causes of reflux pain and discovered that ambien use produces the exact symptoms.... after 2 days after stopping ambien the reflux and arrhythmia were gone... not even the doctors would have guessed. review your medications - it may not be what you think.
Avatar n tn I'd really appreciate your thoughts and if you are able, reassurance. I think if i was more clear on what is most likely going on - and if that's not considered too dangerous - then my heart rate will slow quicker - if it doesn't then i know this is more likely panic... thanks for your time!!!
Avatar n tn She went to the ER one evening and was diagnosed with pulmonary edema which led to a diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy and 3-vessel coronary arterty disease. She had bypass surgery done 6 weeks ago (beating-heart) and since then seems to be worsening. A 6wk post-op Mugga scan shows an EF of 9%.Prior to surgery told 10-15%. She becomes fatigued and sob with minimal exertion. Her meds are vasotec 5mg bid and lopressor12.
Avatar n tn I was curious, in general, has anyone noticed menopausal symptoms being more severe and earlier onset due to taking synthroid and having a hysterectomy? I have 3 sisters and we are all close in age... 53, 52, 51 and 50. I am the only one who appears to have started meno and I have had very strong symptoms. My sisters say none of them have really started yet.
Avatar n tn The other night I was laying in bed on my side and had my hand under my ribs and so I could feel my heart beat really well and it just got weaker and weaker until I could hardly feel it and my head started to feel all light and cold. So I hurry and move and then it goes away. I also have started having tingly sensations on my head-like when your hand "falls asleep". I also raised my arms up and my vein in my neck got really distended.
Avatar f tn I have horrible insomnia that even ambien does nothing for. My weight is up and down, my glucose levels are up and down. I crave carbs and sweets all the time! I have tachycardia that I take a beta blocker for. I can not tolerate heat and sweat profusly but I also get cold when others do not. My brain stays in a constant fog and I have no energy. Has anyone else had these issues with nodules?
620048 tn?1358021835 However, it is classic. Hollywood does a disservice by showing us only one aspect of a disease. And cataplexy/narcolopesy can be present from birth and in other cases it can be caused by a lesion in the brain that affects that region, i.e. as commonly seen in MS. And a few other diseases. (Yes, my online research actually said that.) So my insomina is severe. This is something that I am working on with my neuro. My PCP will not prescribe anything for me. The cataplexy makes it complex.
Avatar f tn Is there a relation to this and liver or kidney disease? I have this every day now -especially at night . Meds- none new but I do take atenolol rapid heart beat .Ambien. lipitor, prozac.325 mg. aspirin, daily. The finger tips bother me most. Both hands started at the same time so I doubt because of this that it would be carpal tunnel? i was tested for diabetes recently and it was negative =.there is a family history .