Ambien dosage max

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Business woman2 The FDA is considering lowering the max daily dosage because of concerns of dependence and side-effects (sleep walking, sleep eating etc). Don't rule out acupuncture as a tool for better pain relief.
1564517 tn?1314349923 Is anyone on Ambien, or been on it, or know any additional information about it? If so please do tell. Thank you!
Avatar n tn 3 weeks ago i stopped to take mirtazapine, stopped slowly lowing the dosage from 15 mg to 3,75, i took it 3 month. it works with opiat receptors in the brain too...
355483 tn?1206189793 I sent you a website for info on ambien. Doctors are prescibing ambien for months and years and it can take up to 36 months to heal from it after complete cold turkey from the drug. Very scary drug more so than pain pills. Its very much like a Benzo.
480448 tn?1426952138 ..FDA Says Ambien Dosage is to Be Lowered for Women ..By Vanessa Evans .PostsWebsite .By Vanessa Evans | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 20 hrs ago....Email0Share0 Share0Print......The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement on Thursday revealing its decision to require that the makers of zolpidem, a common sleep aid drug, reduce the dosage that is given to patients, particularly women.
Avatar n tn in using your math with weight, weight * 6.25 puts me at 1468.75 if the max dose is 1200 and this is weight based why would there be a max dose? I guess if this stuff makes you sick to your stomach maybe I will be able to lose weight, just looking for addl benefits to tx.
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
Avatar f tn I had been on Ambien for less than a year. Mostly 7.5mg a night max. When I went through vicodin withdrawal I upped the dosage to 10mg, which was my script max. I have had withdrawal symptoms galore. I got body jerks, metallic taste, no memory, disorientation, depression, anxiety, difficulty swallowing, breathing difficulty, panic attacks, vertigo, high to low BP... on and on. My dreams were vivid. The very slow taper and OTC drugs helped with the insomnia. Are you back on Lunesta?
Avatar f tn Also, the top recommended dosage of ambien for people without liver disease is 10 mgs a day. Do not take more than that and certainly do not take it with other CNS depressants. Please speak to yur doctor before taking anything.
697574 tn?1273959347 Now I dont know if I need a higher dosage. Last week I was very emotional because of that time of month but I am still sad. I am having a stressful time in life now. I take it at 3am every morning so that it does not keep me awake all night. This week Ive had to take xanax the last 3 days because I was worrying so much which causes the depression.
Avatar m tn A doctor might be more receptive to giving you more if you weren't on Ambien too. 15mg is a rather large dose of Ambien. Don't they only come in 5 and 10 mg? I think 15 mg of Ambien would signify to a doctor that you are on to high a dose of Adderall and it is interfering with your sleep. I don't mean to be critical in any way. I just don't think you will be able to find a doctor to proscribe you any more Adderall than you already get.
Avatar f tn I believe the max dose is 300 mg hs (at bedtime). If that fails, the PCP then most likely will refer you to a psychiatrist to write the more "potent" scripts, if that's the route you want to go. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn it depends, what are they taking them for and how long? The concerta is for ADD my daughter takes it and it's not good to mix it with anything. IIt' s like a speed.
Avatar f tn Sub depresses your breathing so adding a benzo onto to that could be dangerous. Now, that having been said, did I take a VERY low dosage of xnax as I was going down a few mg's when I was on Sub, yes I did. But, I wasn't supposed to.
Avatar n tn I used to take Xanax alot, almost 6mg a day, which is about the max. dosage recommended. I was on this dose for about 3 months, and I was very moody and sleepless when I was cut off. My doctor gave me Dalmane, which is also a benzo. but a very long acting one. It helped me sleep at night, and not crave the Xanax during the day.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your problems. First, you should only take your imitrex once per week, max two doses. Second, I would be alittle worried of your symptoms. The PET scan showing hypometabolism in both hemisphere is worrisome. It could mean that your having seizure activity that is occurring on both sides, or a metabolic problem involving both sides of the brain. The slowing on the EEG is also worrisome.
Avatar f tn the withdrawals max out at 7-10 days. You can do that standing on your head in s---t. Pull yourself together, face it and get a plan. You probably don't need rehab but if you go sometimes it can save job/kids/marriages.....again depends on your situation. I'm all about self-preservation. Pull your head together and fix it. You can do it. You took the first step.
Avatar f tn 4.) Lunesta...then Ambien for a sleep aid (only to find mysleff sleep walking) 5.) Over the counter sleep aids 3 x the max daily dose 6.) Plus a touch of xanax, and now a mild dose of: 7;) .5mg of Klonopin. Now, after this past year, the only medication I am currently on (I just quit the 7.5 hdyro's last night), are: Very mild dose of Valium and Klonopin at nighttime. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO QUIT ANY BENZO, COLD TURKEY!!!!! It can be extremely fatal!
620877 tn?1282767697 I recently tried to reduce my dosage and found I really need to stay at the max dose. I still have neuropathic pain but found that I am getting a good amount of relief from this medication. In addtion to gapapentin, I am taking 125mg per day of amitriptyline as an adjunct pain treatment. Started about 6 months after starting gapapentin. It also takes the edge off the pain and discomfort. It sometimes but not always makes me drowsy. Not a problem as I take it before bedtime.
Avatar n tn I would also be taking it for anxiety as well at night. This is not long term only short term.
483733 tn?1326802046 Well, the last time I was there he told me no more increasing dosage and that because I was doing so well that we would talk about lowering my dosage. I put a call into him today saying that since the drug has stopped working for me why not just wean me off of it. Because I'm flaring bad he said if I tried to wean I'd be in really bad shape. He wants me to add another 75 mg bringing me to 375 mg per day.
4626633 tn?1382600722 I dealt with it some prior to opiates too. I'm sleeping 3 hours a night max. At least two nights a week, none. It's affecting my health and well being now. Opiates I quit 9 months ago. Xanax, I quit in March. I wasn't mentally addicted to Xanax, but withdrawal was horrendous. I had been on 17 years. I quit only because my Dr moved, and I had not much warning. During wds I was too sick to seek a new Dr. Then upon reading, I felt I should try and stay off Xanax, and I have.
Avatar m tn got some today - last time I took it I woke up at midnight, ate a bunch of ice cream and went for a walk. Not good. Going to give it another try tonight. Clonidine: helps overall, gives me anywhere from 1/2 to 1 hour sleep, but I want to stay off of this because of the blood pressure issues. Any suggestions for what the best mix is, especially for RLS in the arms? If my damn arms would just stop, I think I could sleep like a baby.
429209 tn?1224170189 Although I no longer take Ativan(not effective) the usual dosage is 2-3mg twice a day. Hope this helps.
98010 tn?1305903335 I was on Cymbalta - max dosage - before being diagnosed BP1. Honestly, I had been on about every antidepressant known to man until properly diagnoses - the last being Cymbalta. My pdoc told me that the Cymbalta was the worst thing for me and it resulted in a psychotic manic episode (along with ADD meds). He doesn't recommend AD's for me. At times, I still feel like I could use them - but he doesn't agree. SO, my treatment is Lamictal 200mg. It has been a life saver for me. Literally.
Avatar n tn since he wasn't comfortable in rxing xanax for you. Was he aware of the current dosage that you were taking? You've received some good advice so far...if you are indeed still recovering from xanax withdrawal symptoms and need quality sleep, I take Ambien. It works great for me - I currently take 5 mg. (break the 10 mg. in half), and it works quite well. Once you're body adjusts to the withdrawal, you can then wean off of Ambien. I know that people get good results from melatonin...
Avatar f tn I took opiates prescribed by doctor for 8 years. My dosage never went up, I never got high, and I took more than I should (10 mgs) maybe 3 times. But it was always for breakthrough pain. How I wished I had not gone down this MEDICALLY SUPERVISED road. I'm on day 24 (not 25 as I posted confused) and I'm scared I'll never be normal again. I can't stop coughing, my stomach is absolute disaster, my moods are all over the place (I cried over a vacuum cleaner commercial.
Avatar n tn It was about at the 24 week Mile marker that I had to up my dosage on ADs for the same reasons.... just irritable, & hyped up.... & I knew when I wanted to make road kill out of the DOT Worker (little traffic Flag dude) that it was clearly time to do something! That's when they put me on Xanex too! It's okay to take helper drugs, I mean hats off to the folks that don't need ADs....
Avatar n tn Also lots of anxiety...currently in therapy for other reasons and also on max dose of Wellbutrin. I take Ambien at night and also Lorazepam during the day. I have never felt worse in my life and I am scared that I cannot continue. My levels are said to be "normal" which I don't understand if I am feeling this way. I am going to see a new doctor so I am hoping this will help. Are these all symptoms. problems that can occur with my situation? I am on 1.75 of Synthroid right now.
Avatar f tn I am feeling so aweful that I think if I don't lower and get off soon, it might kill me accidently. But how the hell do you go from such a high dosage to .25mg? which totally seems laughable! I cannot even contemplate that amount! I can't believe I have done this to myself. I am really scared as to whom I am turning into.