Cut zolpidem in half

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Avatar m tn My dad has been taking Zolpidem for over 3 years and recently I found out Zolpidem is used for treating short term insomnia. I'd like to know if it can be used for long term and if whether there are any medications available which can be used for long term treatment.
Avatar n tn I have muscle spasm in or around the ribs on both sides (in the front under the breast and sometimes in the back at the same horizontal position), it feels like a ball rolling, in that it switches sides. It occurs even at night during sleep, painful enough to wake me. I only know that when I relax and stretch (the side where the knot is) using several positions I have to wait till it goes away, in many cases to have it return in other places described above.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
480448 tn?1426952138 * The FDA is requiring that manufacturers cut the dosage in half for women and some men, citing the possibility that the drug's lingering effects may still make people drowsy or impaired in the morning when they are getting ready to drive to work. * The Associated Press noted in a report of its own on Thursday that the FDA has different requirements for men and women because women absorb zolpidem more slowly, meaning that the effects of the drug can last longer at higher dosages.
534360 tn?1234725515 We're not supposed to discuss taper charts on this site, but I can gladly relate my experience with you. Unfortunately, the Zolpidem Tartrate family of sleep drugs resembles the benzo family in every way. I've been off Zolpidem since August 2010. Tapering the drug is tough but very doable. What you say you're doing to reduce the amount in steps sounds good to me. I tapered off of 10mgs a night.
Avatar f tn Hi! I think that quitting one drug would definitely be a step in the right direction. Are you abusing the norcos? Are you looking to get off of everything? It will probably be too hard to quit all of that at once. You should definitely check with your doctor to set up a taper plan, or decide whether you are healthy enough to quit cold turkey. We are here if you need support or have questions during the process. Good luck to you!
Avatar m tn a night; mostly 6 to 6 and a half. I'm in excellent health.
Avatar f tn The doctor has not even told me when to stop (if I have to), I have tried to cut down my dosses, but it is soooo hard, I tried going down little by little, but it seems impossible, in top of that I am also on Zolpidem, so I feel like I am completely in drugs.... I am down to taking half a pill of zolpidem only as needed, but the norco is impossible...
491910 tn?1209369793 Zolpidem undergoes rapid metabolism in the body and the half life of Zolpidem is about 2 hours which is very short. People can experience withdrawal symptoms within as little as 1 or 2 hours of taking the drug. This often leads to a very disrupted sleep pattern with long term use of this drug (beyond 2 - 4 weeks). Brand Names Zolpidem Tartrate is the generic name or chemical name of the drug, but it is marketed under various brand names around the world.
672389 tn?1226141851 This was mildly effective at first, but it seems like when I'm lying in bed I keep going over the stressors in my life in my mind like a slide show one after the other. My Dr. reffered me to a psychologist and they decided to put me on Celexa. The psychotherapy with the psychologist is a nice outlet to discuss my stressors in life and she told me that I need to learn to live more in the grey.
Avatar n tn Despite being a small, thin woman, I take 60 mgs of Remeron, 60 mg of Buspar, and 15 mg of zolpidem a day for depression, GAD, and severe insomnia (I was hospitalized 3 weeks this past summer for insomnia, and left the hospital taking 25 mgs of zolpidem with 100 mg Seroquel per night, but have gotten down to 15 mgs and cut out the Seroquel).
486647 tn?1208789291 I am *trying* to cut down on my ambien, last night I cut half a tablet off my dose. But I also take the klonopin to sleep too. I've been on the ambien so long it's taken over my life, since I was a teenager and I'm 24 now they've been a daily thing so giving them up is going to be so hard. I also have valium but I'm not allowed to take it because the doc said in the blood tests valium can show as temazepam and oxazepam and it will look like I've obtained drugs elsewhere.
Avatar f tn i usually take it around 9p. i don't like the next day drowsyness. my dr told me to break it in half instead for getting a lower dose, you figure. well i've been taking it for a month while i' was detoxing off tramdol which helped here it is 230a in fla and i'm wide awake. i believe it loses it's effectiveness. so what l do is take melatonin and 50 mgs bentadryl 3 times a week then an amnien the the take an anbiem. 2-3 days off good sleep is good enough for me i have a serios slep problem.
Avatar m tn It is very rare. I would think that you technically mean that you are habituated to a good nights sleep with the assistance of a sleeping aid. Picky, I know. Maybe you should try and develop that attitude though. By using "addicted" we tend to legitimize our problem. Diphenhy isnt really addicting in itself. But neither is cocaine. So maybe you can find a replacement aid to help you get a few nights sleep and then ditch it before it becomes a problem for you?
Avatar f tn This past week I felt like resigning, but I can't afford to retire or take a cut in pay. And I'm up at 4 am blogging instead of sleeping in on father's day. I should mention, watching TV or surfing the web won't help me get to sleep. God help us all if Ambien turns out to be the dementing poltergeist we fear it might be. All I can do is stop taking it, deal with insomnia by optimizing sleep hygeine and hope for the best.
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Avatar n tn It felt and looked a lot better when I cut it short. Now, 6 months later, my hair is growing in really fast and is healthier than it has ever been. Don't let your hair loss get you down, it will grow back. In the meantime, enjoy not having to spend a lot of time styling, etc. because the less stress on your hair, the better it will be. About the milk thistle, I know this is very popular among hcv, but there is a risk of renal disease.
9648 tn?1290094807 Endend up getting off the AD's my way, as the way the doc had suggested didn't work well for me. I was to cut the does in half stay there for a while and then get off it. When I went from 20 to 10mg of Celexa, I did not feel good at all. It took a few days to adjust. So I decided to break the pills into little pieces of 2,5mg and went down 2,5mg at a time. The last little pieces I even broke into half again. I improvised and listened to my body. This turned out to work really well for me.
Avatar m tn well first a nummy is taking about a half line rubbing it in your mouth.. It's just been a little over one day since i put any H in my body.. hardly slept last night... kicking, squarming, sweating, shaking.... now I feel tried and anxious.... Is there anyway to speed this up? I did smoke a liitle weed, good stuff so I didnt need much to take abit of the edge off.... also took a sleeping pill last night 10mg zolpidem but it didnt seem to do anything.
Avatar n tn Last week I was taking about 50 mg twice a day and went through a script of 60 10 mg CR in about a week and a half. I have three questions about this medication that I haven't been able to get solid answers for. The first time I got off Ambien I began buying Valium and Xanax from a friend on a regular basis. I got up to 16 mg of Xanax and over 100 mg of Valium, though not at the same time.
1684282 tn?1505701570 There is an appropriate use for each and every medication on the market, including the strongest narcotics, which I used in my daily practice for controlling acute pain in postoperative patients. Some patients in intractable, chronic or cancer pain need to be on long term opiates under close supervision of a physician. However, pharmaceutical companies have been successful in persuading the FDA in not scheduling tramadol, also known by its brand name Ultram, as a non-controlled substance.
Avatar n tn The Methadone will allow you to cut the Percocet immediately, once you have a bit built up in your body. You will experience no leg shakes, restlessness, or physical cravings doing it this way, but make sure you have enough of both products to complete the tapering process. I found that by overlapping the Percocet and Methadone for a week to three weeks was sufficient for this to work. The tricky part is to get your mind 100% behind your convictions, and follow through, without exception.
544292 tn?1268886268 You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
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Avatar f tn As i understood it, the Restoril was okay because of how it is processed in the body as opposed to the way Xanax is processe (in relation to the telaprevir). Restoril is used more as a sleep aid whereas Xanax is specifically targeted for anxiety. All benzos have the potential to be addicting, as can many other drugs. If a drug is taken as prescribed and one uses the drug with caution, there shouldn't be a problem IMO.
146298 tn?1258715847 Pain shot up my right leg like an electrical bolt when I'd put weight on it and I fell and was just screaming in pain til Sean woke and picked me up and put me back in the bed and gave me half a pill. It's really amazing that i don't have to suffer like I have been used to and I'm very happy with how visiting a doctor has gone.