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Long Term Ambien Use-It Is Really Bad?

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I hope you find relief soon, best wishes, starr. Xanax as needed.

Posted May 4, 2012.

HOWEVER. Side effects: as a general rule I don't have any.

I have no experience with Ambien personally, but it seems like you should get a second opinion since it doesn't seem like the best time for you to come off it. Like you say, it might be easier at a different time when you have less stress in your life.

Posted February 2, 2012 Hi pittguy578.

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I am actually really concerned about this. and maybe stopped in the future. With all of the stress going on in my life and already going through a severe depressive episode,.I am afraid I won't be able to sleep.and then it will cause me performance issues at work which would exacerbate the depression. My doctor last week said the new prescription the next time I saw him was going to be cut down,.

At first, the Ambien worked fine. Then, I wasn't able to fall asleep within the 20-minute window you are expected to fall asleep within - and, when I didn't - my husband would bring up conversations that we had had the night before that I did not remember at all. Due to these effects, I was taken off the medication. I took Ambien for awhile. This is somewhat similar, I suppose, to the warnings that were not given not long ago about not driving after taking Ambien, etc. It seemed the longer I stayed awake - or if i reawakened before I was supposed to - I would hold conversations with my husband, or with people on the ephone that I could not remember.

I have no idea if I ever drove on it, but I'd send s and call people very late at night, then swear up & down that I'd been out cold, all night. Lunesta's a lot cleaner for me, in terms of side effects, and it's action a lot more subtle. My experience with Ambien is that it worked great, at first (4 years ago). Not that Lunesta is much better, but it leaves me more of my memory intact. We decided that I needed to no longer take Ambien, as it not only produced a zombie-like state, but also wiped my memory clean. If I'm up at 3am, sending s, I remember the next day. When it stopped being as effective, I went back & forth between Ambien and Lunesta. Also, Ambien DID make my depression worse.

Being easy, you can abuse it e,g,, taking it to sleep on an air plane. Bad combination--you don't want to know the details. A real problem occurred twice while taking Mirtazapine (for esophical spasms) and an alcoholic beverage.

My question is, besides dependency, what are the effects of taking ambien long term? Is it dangerous to the mind, etc.?

help me sleep, my pharmacist said it could make.

It doesn't work the way it did at first. But it does help me fall asleep. I can answer this from experience. I guess I am lucky that it still works. I take this in addition to trazadone. I have been taken 10 mg of Ambien every night for about 6 years. Ok.

By GAJ123 Started May 27.

Posted February 2, 2012.

My new doctor prescribed the same dosage of Ambien for first 4 months I saw him. I am going through another major depressive episode.work has been horrible.and my grandmother passed away last week.

If you do decide to come off of the Ambien, you could always try Mirtazapine (Remeron). I have had sleep/anxiety/depression issues for years, and have tried a lot of different sleep-aids (seroquel, trazodone, lunesta, melatonin, diphenhydramine, benzos, etc etc.). Not to mention, it's a really effective anti-depressant as well! Just a thought. For me, Mirtazapine makes me sleep like a baby and I always wake up refreshed, not "drugged" feeling.

Posted May 4, 2012.

Posted February 9, 2012.

By Lindsay Started February 10, 2016.

By Maryyy Started Tuesday at 01:13 PM.

bad insomnia or anxiety, my pdoc gave me.

Ambien seemed to have fewer long term side effects that other medications they tried-Seroquel which made me gain weight and Trazadone which never really worked. Due to a situation with the practice, I had to change doctors this past October. I can actually sleep and feel rested. He prescribed me 20 MG per day.I did not take 20 MG every night, but I at least took one at bedtime. I have always had sleeping issues due to my depression.and my previous doctor had me on Ambien long term-actually for close to three years. And if it did work, it made me feel very spacey and disassociated the next day. Ambien seemed to be the one thing I could take with virtually no long term serious side effects.

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Posted February 9, 2012.

By Lindsay Started February 1, 2016.

mood stabilizer (nuerontin) along with zoloft.

By Lindsay Started February 11, 2016.

I took ambien in the past and although it did.

I have taken ambien and did not like the hangover effect the next day. I don't think being on any sleep med for the long term is really a good idea. I know that taking sleeping pills can prevent you from being able to fall asleep on your own. Perhaps there is something that your dr can prescribe for you on a PRN basis that you can take? Have you tried any other sleeping aids like taking valerian, it's a sedating herb?.

Getting off of Ambien is difficult it takes a couple of days, I can stay off for one or two months and then something happens, I get agitated and I have to take Ambien to get to sleep.

Whenever I want to go to sleep, pop 10 mg and I am good to go in the morning. I don't have hang overs. The problem with Ambien is that its easy.

I was a complete zombie. Wow! it was a miracle drug. When Prozac kicked in, I didn't sleep for two weeks. I think the "insomnia in 28% of users" should have been written in 50 font. I would get out of bed at three in the morning and walk for three or four miles and still not get to sleep--I didn't realize that it was caused by the prozac--now if you want depression squared, try being depressed and not sleeping for two weeks. I would really like to seriously injure the physician who proscribed the prozac and wouldn't acknowledge that I needed a sleep aid. I have always had occuring insomnia problems and when I got depressed in 2000, the doctor prescribed prozac with out ling me that it produced insomnia in 28% of users--or any other effect. I began using Ambien almost 12 years ago and have been on and off -- mostly on since then. I finally went to a nurologist for a cat scan (negative) who proscribed Ambien.

Posted February 2, 2012 Hi.

Its a really bad idea to be taking sleep drugs long term.I would never take it again! Insomnia sucks big time :-(. I took zopiclone for 2 years its another Z-drug like Ambien it stopped working and then starting causing me more problems! It was a horrible to stop taking, It took almost a year for the withdrawal symtopms to stop.

Good luck and hope you get responses from someone who's been there. Lauryn.

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Wikipedia has a really good article about Ambien/Zolpidem that talks about tolerance, long-term use and minimizing withdrawal.

Posted May 4, 2012 (edited) Hi all.

I know it is not the best thing to be on, but I am not sure if it would be wise to make a medication change in the middle of a major depression. I am not sure if anyone else has been on ambien long term. I would probably say I am somewhat dependent on it due to my anxiety at this point. I am feeling really stressed out about this now.I do want to make a change, but I am not sure if now is really a good time.no I am not making excuses.I have had periods of stable moods where it may be easier for me to quit.Anyone else with a similar situation?. I am worried that the only way that I will be able to get rid of my anxiety in terms of going to sleep would be to start taking anti-anxiety medication which can be worse than Ambien in terms of physical addiction. It's not as if they haven't tried other things to help with sleep-nothing has worked.

I now take Klonopin for insomnia, Xanax for anxiety, nefazodone for depression. My current p-doc formerly worked for many years in a drug rehab facility and I have no history of addiction to drugs of any kind. All have sedative properties. He and his staff are very careful to monitor the medications that I am taking.

Since then, with a new physician, I have been on Ambien for lets say 10 out of every 12 months.

Posted February 9, 2012.

Posted February 9, 2012.

depression worse so I gave it up. I am on a.

I see my PDoc next week so I'm gonna ask her about it, although she was the one that recommended tapering but she wasn't really concerned.she didn't want my sleep compromised while going through this episode. I've been taking Ambien for 5 months, first starting out on 10mg and then slowly tapering down to 5mg. I'm scared to go any lower, because I'm afraid that I won't be able to sleep.

Posted May 4, 2012.

Started by pittguy578, February 2, 2012.

For really. and this helps me sleep really well.

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