How does zolpidem work

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Avatar n tn hello!
1564517 tn?1314349923 I tried Seroquel but it didn't work well for me. Very few things work on me because not only do I have the insomnia (have had since I was little) but I put it in my head that things don't work. I can tell you that I do not recommend Ambien especially to someone with severe insomnia because I never had any type of addiction issue before it but now I will take more then I am supposed to just to sleep because you build a tolerence. If Seroquel works at such a low dose for you I would stay on it!
Avatar f tn You know forgetful, writing emails you don't remember, forgetful, anxious, flighty and, oh yes...forgetful. I was no longer able to work. I was losing time, hearing voices etc when I wasn't even taking it! Very scary! I assigned these issues to mental problems and depression. (Yes, went to psych. That's another story) However, yesterday I woke up and felt I crossed a line into sanity. Now I realize just how much of this WAS Ambien! I feel normal except for being sleepy.
649598 tn?1239120815 Sleeping pills, i.e. Ambien, Lunesta, Seroquel, don't work on me. I don't know if this is physiological or what, but I am sick of my insomnia. Has anyone else been so immune to sleep aids? Any comments are welcome.
Avatar m tn I am so proud of you, I understand how easy and accessible these tablets are in the chemsists, and I know how hard it can be to say no. By walking out, you have strengthened yourself immesurably, you are winning the battle, one decision to not use at a time.
230017 tn?1189759428 How big is the company you -used to-work for? And by the way-that's repulsive. How do they know you won't go into remission and be able to work again?
Avatar f tn Did the doctor prescribe codeine because of pain? How long have you been taking codeine? How much everyday? What are you taking for your depression? I'm glad you are honest with yourself :o) Does your husband know that you are struggling with this problem? Just take one day at a time. It would be good to discuss this with your doctor. It's so helpful to go to NA meetings to find a sponsor you can talk to. This will keep you on track. Keep posting here too.
1303113 tn?1303083307 While I agree that many people here may be anxious that does mean everyone here has anxiety and it sure does not mean that people here dont have anxiety and something funky going on with their heart.
Avatar n tn Can someone answer this. How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Avoid this stuff. It does not work like real ambien. I threw it away. Same goes for another Indian off brand called Zolfresh. It also came from Mumbai. It won't kill you; It just doesn't work. Thumbs down on meds from India.
Avatar m tn My husband has had sleep problems since he was a teenager and it only seems to be worse now. He takes Zolpidem (not every night) and times it might help but other nights it doesn't work at all. I have now realized that this has effected his daytime activities. I can not let my guard down while he is driving a car or the motorcycle. He has severe issues of being able to stay awake doing those things. Once,he found himself in a place that he had no idea how he got there.
Avatar f tn Also I get the itchies when the ativan wears off as I was only taking it at night; but it does help when I take it with my morning zoloft. Still have not a good appetite but trying new foods and by actually cooking or baking has been helping. I didn't sleep only an hr for 2 days so gave me a few 5 mg Zolpidem. Only took for two nights as don't want to take every night. When the zoloft starts leveling for me, will the insomnia get better??
Avatar m tn Hi there, I was just wondering how much on a scale 1-10 does the pain medication help in relieving your pain? I have fibromyalgia and I get horrible pains in my legs (radiates up and down from my knee most of the time) and other places... however I have never found that anti-inflammatory or pain medication to relieve these symptoms. Because there is no physical reason for fibromyalgia pain to occur (no inflammation, weird blood tests, visible damage, etc.
Avatar f tn I have had an addiction to Ambien. Surprisingly, I was switched to Zolpidem. And my doc told me to switch molecules once in a while to avoid addicition. So basically I swiched between Zolpidem and Doxilamine Succinate (which is OTC) for a while. Also tried valerian root. I didn't get addicted to those, but I feel that it was diminishing the effect of the anti-depressants. Then I discovered melatonin !
Avatar f tn Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Avatar f tn Does it do any good to quit one drup (norco) if I am still using fentynal patches? I also am taking zolpidem.
707647 tn?1251492147 • difficulty falling asleep • difficulty staying asleep during the night • waking up too early in the morning • feeling overtired and unrefreshed in the morning How did you get insomnia? It starts as short-term insomnia. Not being able to sleep for a few days or weeks is normal, especially in response to stressful life events and usually resolves within a few days or weeks.
534360 tn?1234725515 25 of a tablet at a few weeks at a time so im on 5.0 mg just now and struggling how long till my brain ajusts and the zop anxiety eases!!! please no horror stories im worried as it is!! have been in them a yr! doc doesnt know get them from the net.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Friends, Good work! Welcome new warriors! We are glad you are here. Make yourself comfy.
491910 tn?1209369793 On this page you will learn how to withdraw from Zolpidem after long term use. Using Zolpidem regularly for more than a few weeks often causes addiction with day time withdrawal symptoms and problems discontinuing the drug. The mechanism of action of Zolpidem is similar to that of the benzodiazepines. Zolpidem binds to benzodiazepine receptors but with higher affinity for the receptors responsible for sedation and anticonvulsant effects.
Avatar m tn So I want to know, if I find the need tonight, can I split the 10mg tablet and consume just 5mg? Also, I would like to know how it works. Does it induce the sleep? Or does it just help fall asleep? Like yesterday I was feeling sleepy but I couldnt no matter how hard I tried. So this help my brain relax and fall asleep or... I hope the question is clear.
Avatar f tn Also know that withdrawal from drugs can cause insomnia, and it sounds like you've had your share of it. Also, snris such as Effexor can also cause liver disease, or how does your doc know it wasn't the Effexor? I think quitting a drug in order to take other drugs for sleep is missing the point -- if you're not sleeping because of your anxiety or depression, the meds you're on aren't working.
Avatar m tn Best wishes with tx. I hope it goes well for you. Onward to SVR.
1717001 tn?1308986151 Thank you to who ever said this gets better! The 2nd and 3rd night when I was jumping out of my skin and unable to stop pacing and getting weird zinging pains, I didn't believe I could live through it. I almost checked myself into a detox but I DID make it through and I guess lack of sleep didn't kill me. Also, my 9 yr old son would've cried his eyes out to wake up in the morning and find no mother around, so i couldn't go to that damned detox!
Avatar n tn Zolpidem (Ambien), Methylphenidate (Concerta), Clonidine, and Strattera. First, I do not believe my son should have ever been diagnosed w/ ADHD, I have done the research and written a paper as well as currently going through a publication on an article with my wife (not my son's mother) who is an assistant professor of counseling mental health.
Avatar m tn Does this treatment seem reasonable and how soon would you expect noticeable changes if they occurred? Any other meds that might be tried or other advice? Does continued dilation of the blood vessels eventually stretch them or do they relax back when medication stopped? Is angioplasty on the old artery reasonable and does it have significant chance of success? Have you seen this done/work? Is there significantly more danger than the usual angioplasty?
Avatar m tn That's gone a week ago. I have Neurontin but it does not seem to be doing much tonight. I am not getting anxiety or brain zaps or anything like that but I must have taken 500 mg and I still have RLS that feels like it's gonna snap my bones. How much of this stuff can I take? I have a couple of xanax too and a bunch of zolpidem. I do not know what would be a good combination. i can't take much more of it though. I have to believe that tramadol is the worst to come off.
Avatar f tn I am on day number four of solumedrol and last night I barely slept at all even taking the ambien 5mg. My question is what do you think would work better for sleep tonight. Should i take two of the ambien, 10mg total or should I take a 1mg klonipan? I am not really familiar with sleeping pills. If I need help sleeping under normal circumstances, I usually take a melatonin or a benydrl and that usually does the trick. These steroids are revving me up but I really need some sleep.
Avatar m tn I would like to know a bit about herbs which can help a person recover. My father is addicted to Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg. He has been taking it from the past 5 years. He is down to 5 mg now but that took him 6 months. Now he is stuck at 5 mg and says if he tries taking a smaller dose, he is experiencing what I would describe as withdrawals. He is unable to sleep (insomnia), he feels something bad is going to happen (anxiety) etc So I thought I would ask him to try a herb.