Zolpidem and brain injury

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Avatar m tn Could they ever, at any point, attempt to use the sleeping 'drug' Zolpidem, to try and wake him up at all? I have of course seen the stories about a percentage of PVS patients who woke up when they were administered with it.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
561706 tn?1333950874 They think it is a misreading in the brain perhaps due to a head injury years ago. He has some visual exercises to do to try and retrain his brain. I'm not sure they're working all that well. It's great they've ruled out the worst case scenarios for you.
Avatar n tn Has anyone seen anything about the use of ambien for treating brain injury? I've seen some stuff about coma recovery, but nothing on general brain injury. I suffered a cerebral hemmorhage many years ago (22) and presently suffer from short term memory trouble and visual impairment (hemianopsia). About 2 years ago, I experienced insomnia and wa sgiven ambien. Since then, I've taken approx 5mg nightly and have noticed a substantial improvement in my short term memory.
Avatar n tn The cause of myoclonus may lie in underlying infection, head or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, kidney or liver failure, chemical poisoning or other disorders. I would advise that you consult a neurologist for complete medical evaluation and investigations to rule out any medical disorder. The treatment of myoclonus is usually based on the medications that are also used to treat epilepsy. Hope it helps.
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Avatar n tn Play with the brain, and we're in an area we really know very little about. So be optimistic and do whatever you need to do and see whoever you need to see to get back to who you want to be.
Avatar m tn 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 m tn Since this happened fairly recently, just a year ago, stuff can happen in the brain for a period of time after brain injury, and so you should have a recent scan, and if you don't have one, you need one very soon. In either case, get a disk copy of the images of any recent scan, as well as the radiology report, and have the office that has those things forward them to a new neurology group that you should go to, as a consult, a second opinion on your brain pictures.
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Avatar m tn I stopped taking the sleep aid almost a year ago, and I still have the same problem, so I am wondering if it is something else going on with my brain? And are there meds that can help? Unless I re-read what I JUST WROTE I cannot tell you what I JUST WROTE....
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544292 tn?1268886268 Hi everyone! Welcome to Part 14! Please come in and make yourself at home. We're all glad you made it here.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
544292 tn?1268886268 Understanding is essential! You can do this. And yes. Eventually you will heal!
544292 tn?1268886268 The War was fought alone for awhile. But then, others joined me and now we have the continuing Conversation. This is the place to be to get off and stay off Tramadol. Welcome Warriors!
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tramadol Warriors! We ... turned .... 40 ... LOL Welcome and I hope you will make yourself at home. Snuggle down, get comfy. There's a lot of information and experience here with getting off Tramadol. It's not impossible, lots of peeps here now living Tram Free Lives! Love & Healing!
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tram Warriors! Part 60. Wow. Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Morning Tramadol Warriors, Welcome to the room, snuggle down and make yourself comfy. You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
544292 tn?1268886268 Love and Healing, Emily
544292 tn?1268886268 Please come on in and make yourself at home. This is a very good place to be if you want to get off and stay off Tramadol.
Avatar n tn But, at one point she was much like your fiancee---massive liver damage, no memory, short OR long term,hallucinations, and had such extensive brain damage that the doctors said it resembled an 80-yr old Alzheimer's patient. (she was 58 or so at the time). Well, she detoxed and after several months, her liver improved dramatically, her hair grew back, the DT's stopped, and she began to make sense again.
Avatar f tn I have Tons of info regarding Addiction, and Addiction and the Brain and about many different drugs too.. I picked up a book here that is the National Practice Guidelines for the use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid use. It says that a person switching to Naltrexone from a short acting opiate should at least wait 6 days after the removal of there other drug.
Avatar m tn But I can't take another Zolpidem during the day, so planning to go to a Chiropractor today (Sunday) and if that doesn't work, take another Zolpidem tonight and go to my primary care physician on Monday, hoping for a referral to a specialist.
Avatar m tn Have you heard about this medicines – «Zolpidem», «Levodopa» and „Amantadine“ for the people in the Vegetative state and what do you think about them? Is there any chance to find It somewhere in Europe and for your opinion is there a posibillity that they can help my father?
Avatar n tn t ever give up and don't ever let anyone tell you it just isn't possible, God answers prayers and he has given us a miraculous body, especially the brain. More and more research is happening these days concerning stroke and the brain. They are proving you can have continued recovery for many, many years. We still run into issues and problems and life certainily changes, dramatically, but we am not ready to give up just because some doctor has.
Avatar n tn In many lower life forms, it serves only this purpose. Melatonin is an antioxidant that can easily cross cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier. Unlike other antioxidants, melatonin does not undergo redox cycling, the ability of a molecule to undergo reduction and oxidation repeatedly. Redox cycling may allow other antioxidants (such as vitamin C) to regain their antioxidant properties.
Avatar n tn well i had an mri and it showed nothing. sometimes i think it's supplements i'm taking and other times i'm not sure. didn't have it for a while and now it's back again. sometimes i get eczema around my nose area and i think it's that. most times it starts in my office where they used to smoke inside and now smoke outside. but as long as i don't have a tumor i'll live with it.
Avatar n tn as this can do permanent damage to the nerve cells in your central nervous system(brain and apinal cord), cardiopulmonary system and smooth muscle in your digestive tract( mainly the large intestine as these are the areas of the body where opiate receptors are widely spread. Tapering as slowly as possible will almost eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Once you stop taking them you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms so always taper as slowly as possible toward the end. xoxo- D.