Ambien and xanax taken together

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491910 tn?1209369793 then 30...and so on until its 5 then jump off. I have ambien,rozerem scripts myself but stopped the ambien and made it a once a week or less thing because it can be bad news. You might want to see if the Dr will switch you to say lunesta and see if you can use that while getting off ambien or when you tapered low enough to jump and switch. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Today I was prescribed ambien and was afraid to take it not knowing if I should wean off the Xanax first. Anyone know if it will be fine to just stop the Xanax all together and start the ambien? Any advice?
Avatar n tn I was sleep deprived for a long while and even Ambien did not work. Will I need to ask my doctor to ween me off the Xanax? As far as I know Ativan is the same as Xanax, Julie. I was given that also for panic attacks during a family emergency. I am tired of PILLS. I want my life back. I don't want to depend on anything, not even for sleep. But, the docs don't seem to think that it's bad for sleep for long periods of time. Maybe they have plans to help taper me in the future.
Avatar n tn Can ambien cr and ativan be taken at the same time? I cant tell from the interraction charts.
Avatar n tn He had been on xanax, ambien and zoloft per his PCP. His parents are claiming that he was mentally incapacitated by the drugs and had a psychotic event. Is there any clinical evidence that these meds, singularly or together, are capable of producing a psychotic state?
Avatar n tn Doing a Taper is not a bad idea if thats what your Dr suggested but As selfinduced and NG said, the only real issue you will have is rebound insomnia for a few days. I have taken ambien off and on for many years and have been on it for 4 months at a time before. I was taking 15 mg a night and stopped taking it all together without any issues besides having a few nights with limited sleep. You will be fine not sleeping much for a few days.
Avatar n tn Thanks for letting me respond and I just wanted to get some more info out for everyone. I've taken Ambien for about 2 years off and on now and it has done wonders for my life. Have a good week everyone.
Avatar n tn one that sleeps thru the night. I used to be on just ambien and the side effects were crazy and when the carpet started bubbling it was time to go to if we i dont take them i wont sleep at its either small side effects or cranky crazy person...ill take bubbling carpet anyday!
Avatar n tn Alert your doctor if you notice a change. Ambien and other sleep medicines can cause a special type of memory loss. It should not be taken on an overnight airplane flight of less than 7 to 8 hours, since ``traveler's amnesia'' may occur. When you first start taking Ambien, until you know whether the medication will have any ``carry over'' effect the next day, use extreme care while doing anything that requires complete alertness, such as driving a car or operating machinery.
361662 tn?1204239310 The first one said just ride your bike, ( been riding my bike all my life, my kids are all great bike riders and walkers), the second one understood that i actually needed to drive on a freeway to get a real job out of my tiny little town and suggested I try xanax. it worked right away. I got my license with the help of my friends (special ed teachers YES REALLY) and got a good job 30 miles from home. I only took the xanax 1 hour prior to driving.
Avatar n tn 50 once a night of Xanax, but when I stopped taking it, couldn't sleep and was so anxious and depressed. But now I am hearing that the Ativan can be just as bad. Has anyone heard of using Ativan for Xanax withdrawal? Also, what is the norm for how long the withdrawal symptoms last? Thanks for any help.
684343 tn?1231434440 im really surprised that you are having memory problems after xanax use as opposed to while using xanax, since a common side effect of xanax and other potent hypnotic and anxiolytic benzos,a long with some other hypnotic drugs like ambien or lunesta, is anterograde amnesia-forgetting the period that you took something or an incidence...
432009 tn?1304753441 Yes, my Dr. is involved and has been every step of the way. We work together on my tapering schedule, and I have been doing this weaning very slowly and methodically during this entire 5-month process. As I am now on a low dose - only .5 mg/day - taken in 4 doses, there must be other members who have completed this final step in stopping their xanax. This is a critical step for me as the ending is near...please, would someone share their experiences with me?
Avatar m tn Continue with Xanax, but take it as seldom as possible. If taken only every few days, and only a small dose, it is unlikely to cause dependence/withdrawal. Don't recall whether you see anyone for talk therapy, but that is a safer alternative. There are also non-benzo anti-anxiety agents, including anti-depressants such as Lexapro. Sometimes these are supplemented with other meds for sleep. One of these is Seroquel.
Avatar m tn i would consider tapering off it completely and try a med for sleep. I have taken xanax for many years and at one point was on @7mg..but I successfully weaned off it. If your only taking it to sleep then I would suggest using a med designed for that and just get off xanax all together rather than switching to klonopin. Your dose isn't incredibly high so it shouldn't be too hard. You just have to go slow. I took away about 1/4 mg every 2-3 weeks and barely had any w/d symptoms at all.
Avatar n tn if you have true severe panic attacks you would find that they dont work at all they make u sleepy and thats all. youre sleepy and just scared to fall asleep.theese drugs such as valium and xanax get bad names because ppl take them for party purposes, not for the real issues, and for us with the REAL problems "monkey dope" doesnt work. i have had panic attacks so bad before that i would of drank yak **** if a dr said it would ease it.
Avatar f tn About 6 months earlier I had stopped a low dose of Xanax and Ambien and it was awful for about 4-5 months, but when I fast tapered the Celexa I was not expecting increased itching as a side effect. Just a thought. Hang in there, I feel for you!
Avatar m tn You probably will have to have some kind of taper even with the trazadone though it shouldn't be as severe as from the ambien. You didn't say how much ambien you're on and thats also a factor in withdrawl. I never had much faith in some doctors who say this drug or that drug is not addictive. I feel otherwise. Sure, trazadone is less addicting than say xanax or ativan but it is still addicting in its own way.
Avatar n tn I am a chronic patient of panic attacks, palpitation and anxiety and tried each of the above-mentioned medications, such as Librium, Valium, Ativan and Xanax. I found Ativan and Xanax more effetive and suitable. My physician has advised to add up Buspar, 5 MG combined with Xanax 0.5 MG Does somone at the Forum has some experioence and information about Buspar?
Avatar n tn I am a nurse and I can say honestly that I have given prozac and xanax together but each patient is different everyone's body chemistry is different what one person can tolerate maybe the next one can' could be that she is not tolerating the prozac well, My mom was one that prozac did strange things made my mom shake and cry. depression can be a very tricky thing,,,whether it be situational depression, clinical depression, post partum etc...
Avatar f tn 00 and I am still awake I also take xanax 1/2 hour before my ambien and I do not sleep through the night I am up at least 6 times. I was thinking about stopping it if it does do damage to your body. but after 11 years it may be hard to do.
1069644 tn?1276932463 Yeah, that's a pretty hefty dose of Xanax, especially to be taken every day. When taken every day, the short acting benzos, like Xanax and Ativan quickly lose effectiveness due to tolerance. The BEST way to take those kinds of meds is "as needed", only when anxiety is very high. If they are not taken regularly, then they still work, and there is no issue with dependency or tolerance.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed for panic attacks and anxiety, while on the side heavily abusing opioids, xanax and klonopin. I was on them for over two years and it only got worse and worse cuz your body adapts to the drugs, turns them into a daily neccesity, your brain thinks in order to survive you need your meds. It all bogus and boils down to addiction. So while your at this point, very early on, stop taking both of the drugs.
Avatar n tn I was on 1 mg four times a day and got pregnant and had been taken the xanax for years as soon as i found out i was pregnant i went off it cold turkey, i was sick at least eight months of my preganancy, it was like having morning sickness, i got thru it and my daughter is a healthy 18 year old. i stayed off it because i was nursing, then went back on it and now he just up my does to 2mgs four times a day for severe aniexty.
266195 tn?1215314011 Some days I only took half that and for a day or two I didn't take one at all. (i've probably taken about 30, 0.5mg pills) Now if I don't have xanax once in a 24 hour period I start to feel really strange. light this feeling in my throat like i'm going to vomit and this weird feeling in my head. I want to get off this medication but am worried my body is accustomed to it. How should I taper this to avoid any kind of withdrawal? I don't want to have a seizure.
Avatar f tn newone58 - your symptoms are from tolerance withdrawal. Xanax - due to its short half life and and the very short time tolerance occurs with it - is only really helpful as an occasional prn med. If taken daily - it will actually exacerbate anxiety (as you are finding) and cause other benzo w/drawal symptoms.
Avatar f tn I still take ambien sometimes and every once in awhile xanax. My doctor said it was ok but def no alcohol with these. They can cause your resperatory system to slow way down and even stop if you take to much. I would not use a benzo daily and as little as possible. Goingtomakeit is right this should be done with a doctors supervision.
Avatar f tn Since you have stopped taking it, please talk with your doctor about alternative sleep aids. Taking Klonopin and Xanax and Ambien at the same time, even if they are taken hours apart, is not a good idea. Two benzos should almost never be taken together unless under strict guidance from your doctor. There are a number of new drugs on the market for insomnia, discuss with your doctor trying one of those before turning to the more powerful psychotropics.
3236274 tn?1346587862 She is taking 2mg Xanax bars pretty much every day, she has a prescription but under false pretenses. She was getting them to sell and now is abusing them. She has taken up to eight (8) 2mg Xanax bars in one day, also I know she is/has taken Methadone, 10mg Ambien, weed and who knows what else. I am very concerned for her and my first grandchild. Her boyfriend is a liar, thief, and drug addict. He has taken everything from my daughter and caused the whole family so much heartache.
647120 tn?1256605251 I stay active, do my physical therapy exercises, take Ultram twice a day for pain, Xanax 1-3 times a day, Effexor in the morning, and Robaxin and Ambien at night to sleep and let my muscles rest. Today my doctor insisted that I take more Effexor, so I took a second dose this afternoon and was cleaning house like Samantha Stevens when she casts a hurry-up spell on herself.