Ambien dosage to get high

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491910 tn?1209369793 taper the ambien down slowly and carefully week to week or longer if needed. get down to 35....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 m tn My Dr. gave me Trazodone 50mg to help me get off of ambien. The plan is to take both at betdime and gradually reduce the ambien dosage until I no longer need it at all. The trazodone is supposed to help me sleep when the ambien wears off. He said the trazodone was not addictive and I could easily quit it after the ambien is out of my system. Does anyone have any experience with this and does it sound like a plan that will work? I've only been taking the ambien for three months.
Avatar n tn I didnt say I was taking ambien to get all goofy, I said I get all goofy when I take ambien, the 20 minutes prior to falling asleep. Its just what happens to me when I take it.... The thread is about Ambien. Ive been taking it for 5 years, and have never increased my usage to more than one pill a night, maybe I am addicted, but its purpose is for sleep. I dont take it for goofiness. What fun is it to be all goofy when you are in bed ready to pass out?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I've gone as much as 10-15 days in a row, and as much as 30 days inbetween. Your body will get used to the Ambien, but it is not addictive. If you take it for a few days in a row, then you will have a night or two where it is more difficult to fall asleep. It is important to note that ANY drug can be psycholgically addictive, but Ambien DR has a very safe profile, does not typically cause any withdrawal symptoms like opiates do...from my experience.
Avatar f tn I am on a contraceptive, which I know sometimes decreases the effectiveness of Lamictal, but it's still an extraordinarily high amount. When I called to ask her about it, she was very defensive and wouldn't tell me anything, not even why she wanted to raise the dose. Now I am worried! What should I do? Have any of you ever heard of someone taking that much Lamictal per day?
Avatar m tn For me 5 mg of Ambien is a very high dose for a senior. We have to take in count that sleep is not what it used to be. Sleeping pills everyday should not be , Once in a while will works better the brain won't get used to it.
1338751 tn?1277488117 I have stopped them before and the withdrawls were unexplanable. I did it cold turkey but I did taper down from a high dosage to a very low dosage but I had only been on them for a year plus. Now, I'm just scared the length of time I've been on them what the withdrawls are going to do and what's the best way to handle it.
Avatar m tn It is very important to taper the ativan, not go c/t! You could have a seizure and the signs of tingling, numbness concern me. I hope someone else gets here quickly because this is serious. It might be a good idea to go to the ER. Then talk to your Dr. about a taper process.
Avatar n tn So far, I have experienced a few nights of waking too early, but have been able to get back to sleep with sublingual melatonin. I have been through numerous phases of rehabilitation over the years. I stopped 'regular' treatment in 1987 or so after about a year and a half of regular therapy.
Avatar n tn My last attempt with a GP at getting a mild sedative did not get anywhere but I was able to get Ambien (a sedative ... go figure). I took .05 - 1.0 mg Ambien to see if it would act as a short duration "chill pill" (like a cigarette, but longer lasting and without making my stomach sicker) to help me manage my bodies responses to things that I consciously know are not dangerous.
Avatar m tn But at a much lower dose and only taken once a day at bedtime, the body doesn't get a chance to get used to it, and it consistently causes drowsiness! Making that an excellent treatment for insomnia. Your experience of feeling groggy the next day is not uncommon with insomnia medication; that can happen with many different insomnia medications. What you need to do when this happens is call your doctor (or your pharmacist) and ask if it is safe to cut the pills in half.
Avatar n tn your a joke, this is a forum to get help, not to use as a pill book, or a book on "what pills will get you high" I just don't know. Everyone here didn't have an issue on becoming a junky, more on how to get the hell away from the pills. Yet your having a hard time getting started, maybe its time to try something new with your life.
1929318 tn?1323240723 I'm glad you were able to get off ambien. If my sleep cycle were to return to normal after 3 days that would be a dream come true for me. Thanks again for your words. They give me hope, Dale.
Avatar m tn My Dr. has me on Ambien 20mg (I know, high dosage) (we have plans to get me off of it starting next month). It works well enough - I'm out within 15 minutes, and it gives me about 5 hours of sleep + 2 hours of dozing in and out - all in all not very satisfactory, but that is another story. My question - I have some Melatonin Plus (3mg melatonin, 25mg L-theanine). Is it safe to take this with the ambien, or is that a dangerous combination?
Avatar m tn Hi, I can identify with you wanting to get off ambien. I hate it. 20mg is huge! 10 weeks isn't a long time to be on it, so i think you'll have mild withdrawal. Do not stop cold turkey! I was on 7.5MG a night for 8 months and now I'm into my 12th week of tapering directly off. Right now I'm alternating 1.25/2.5MG. Taking only 1.25 every other day, let alone 2.5 on the GOOD day is getting me into withdrawal by 2-3pm every day. But I stabilize each reduction before going on to the next.
1511671 tn?1316567803 If the vicodin worked for your, I would say to try and stay with something in that class, I have heard from others that the patch works well but that may be a too huge a jump from two vicodin a day. You may want to get a second opinion becasue the amount of methadone your Doc has you on seems high to me-but I am no Doc. I am on 10 mg in the morning 10 mg of methadone ot night for fybromyalgia and DDD. I am awaiting spine surgery.
Avatar n tn I sympothize with anyone who feels as lousy as that! I am just trying to comment on anyone's post that I may be of some help to, to get to know you guys better. Anyone in the same boat as me?
Avatar m tn may find that you can then go back to Zoloft if you need to, as the tolerance may have worn off. Please let us know how you get on.
2103599 tn?1333827458 I find it amusing that I posted an article to get feedback on clonopin on this website expecting to get advice from all over the world and the best and only advise has come from you and your 15 minutes away from me. I find it Fortuitous. By the way what is your name?
Avatar f tn And take a very high dosage. It's water soluable so it isn't toxic to your system. I take the highest dosage I can buy which is 5000 mcg, once a day. Topamax keeps the body from absorbing biotin which is crucial for hair growth. It might take about eight weeks or so for you to notice regrowth, but it does help. Keep using the Nioxin products too. There is one called Follicle Booster which is expensive, but helps a lot. And drink tons of water.
Avatar n tn My psych doc put me on 12 MG of Klonopin as an in-patient for 10 days to get me off the alcohol withdrawal due to siezures I was having and then tried to reduce the dosage slowly as an out-patient. Then my psych doctor out me back in and tried to cut me down from 12 MG TO 6 MG because she was worried when I had relapsed on alcohol a couple of months ago and was mixing the two. I went into seizures and DT's in less than 36 hours.
Avatar f tn I was on ambien CR, 10mg 7 days a week. While ambien had that "I just took it, now I'm talking to my wall about the meaning of life" effect, or the "I just drove to a girl's house, had sex with her and I don't remember" effect, or even the "Oh my gosh I sent a picture of my penis via text message to my friend last night?" effect, I am still having issues with short term memory loss.
Avatar n tn How do detox places wean/taper people off Ambien after long term use? I know detox places do get people off Ambien but I need to know how. I know I am not the only one experiencing this problem.
Avatar f tn It has been about 15yrs since my TT, and I still do not sleep, but I got used to it. I can only take the ambien every 6th or 7th day, because I have a high tolerance for it. I have also been prescribed Lunesta, my doctor prescribed it to me, so i guess it is okay to take sleep aides. I have for the past 10 yrs off and on. Just make sure your doctor says it is okay.
Avatar m tn i went for a physical the doctor told me i have liver enzymes that are almost tripple than what they where almost 4 moths ago he gave me a list of all the things that could possibly be the couse for this but im a little scared and wondering what i should expect i have a follow up with my family doc monday 3 days after i got my results on 5/6 my ast 80 my alt 281 in 1/11 my ast 34 my alt 97 im suppose to be leaving over seas and i need to figure a way to get the enzyme count down before my appoin
1312592 tn?1273760534 I fear I will run out of medication and not be able to get more. My therapist also told me they'd have to put me on methadone to get me off the morphine. is this true? why wouldn't my doctor have told me that when he started me on this?????
Avatar n tn Hormones in a normal body can adjust on the fly - your body needs to have adjusted meds too. Try to get copies of all your tests and see if you can find another doctor using thyroid sites to find a helpful doctor.
Avatar n tn its so hard and ive heard of people having ridiculous 4-8 80s a day, i do 1 or less and it seems oxys are all i can think about until i get one then everything is absolutely great the problem is i have to smoke marijuana lately on 40-60mgs to be as messed up as i use to be the thought is great and i just wanna stop but its not that easy every morning i wake up i just want one theres been days where i went 2 days without and by the 3rd day i was desperate, ive tried suboxin because i have easy a