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Long-term, daily ambien use. - Sleep Disorders

and i am now getting irritable.

Posted January 28, 2008 (edited).

And the pills don't work well enough. For me tolerance to sleeping pills builds so quick. If I take ambien every night for a week it will be doing nothing by the end of the week. I don't really know but I just want to l you you're lucky.

or maybe not?. my nice cheap natural friend. boy, i would hate to give up lithium.

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Now I just have to make sure I don't need to relocate or my doc doesn't get hit by a bus or something, because I'm sure a new doc would be like "uh, not okay...".

I have been rx'd the regular stuff by a pdoc for two years. A study recently done by Ambien CR's manufacturer has led them to extended the recommended treatment period to up to six months. S. I know this hardly answers your question! I'm sorry you're feeling so out of it. Perhaps you may be experiencing worsened symptoms of depression due to the Ambien. A lot of journals warn against long-term administration of any sleep meds, yet complain about the lack of long-term data. However, a 2007 review in BMC Psychiatry found a slightly elevated risk of depression among users of all the newer hypnotics (not that the old ones were better). So, these effects should be gone each morning. For me, CR does not sustain my sleep any longer than the regular flavor. A sleep specialist has had my wife on CR for almost three years. Other reports I've read (like one in 2003 from the Sleep Disorders Center in Parma) have limited Ambien's memory and cognitive impairment and impairment of physical coordination to 7-8 hours. I don't know. Or it might be the effects of the Xanax.

i have been on ambien cr 12.5mg daily for about 2 years now.

Posted March 23, 2009.

Posted January 28, 2008 hello all!

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stop that shit and any benzos--they are depressants. third pdoc (holistic type) made the case within 15 mins.

i am on other medications and am trying to narrow down what is causing what.

A medication can affect different people in different ways. She was not on any other medication at this time. She had foggy brain, trouble concentrating, and ABSOLUY HORRIBLE short-term memory loss. Maybe they aren't common side effects, but that doesn't mean that there's no way they could affect you. My mom's problems discontinued after she stopped Ambien CR, so it seemed like that was the issue for her. I know that those might not be listed as side effects of Ambien CR, but my mom took it around two years as well.

trouble concentrating and speaking.

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Posted March 18, 2009.

cool. thank you for the info.

hope you can help! thank you, thank you! kathryn.

Still after 3.5 years on lithium, I actually look forward to taking it now, and I wouldn't switch meds without good reason now. This is typically dose dependent, but again as with many meds, the longer you are on it, these problems tend to decrease and fade. Ask my pdoc. This is probably the biggest complaint that Lithium users have. It often causes "mental fogginess" and hence difficulty speaking clearly. Lithium is well known to affect memory, and recall. It took about 2.5 years for me to reach that realization.

i am on other medications and am trying to narrow down what is causing what.

can only offer my experience after 2 years of use. snap---just like that -- it plunged me into suicidal depression. six months lost from my life.

I know you shouldn't take it for that long, but I see a sleep disorder specialst who says the benifits for some are much better than risks. I've been using Ambien 10 mg regular flavor for 3 years. Not tolerance, no hangovers, nothing but heavenly sleep. And have had no problem whatsoever. It has saved my sanity.

Started by stable not balanced, January 28, 2008.

Typically the Ambien "hangover" decreases noticeably with continued use as tolerance increases. Based on my experience and what I've seen here on CB, the short answer is NO, Ambien is probably not causing those problems.

foggy brain with inability to understand others around me.

short-term memory loss (really bad).

trouble concentrating and speaking.

Posted March 17, 2009.

Posted January 28, 2008.

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Reddy's generic is good. Dr. It takes a few nights to get used to, but it works very well for me!. I have been on and off Ambien for about 16 years. I come off it when my insomnia gets better for a bit, and come off cold turkey. Currently, I am taking the generic Zolpidem mf'd by Dr Reddy's in India.

And med changes are a special hell to themselves. regards. whether the side effects are tolerable. So, try to give any meds a fair trial of several months and be honest in balancing how well they work vs. Unfortunay, there just aren't any meds without side effects. a.m.

wish i could absoluy pinpoint. thanks again, kathryn. sigh. if only.

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i am wondering if it is now causing these symptoms:

If not ask your pdoc. For lithium, make sure that you are taking a Controlled Release version. This gives you the most even blood levels. It is available in generic. that may help reduce side effects. Many of us take the lithium at nite to have any side effects while sleeping, as well as take advantage of any sleepiness it induces. However, you may want to go to split dosing and take half morning/evening to keep from loading up your blood levels.

The biggest problem I had with ambien was amnesia after taking it, but the med is short acting and any side effect was compley gone by morning. AM said it well - my first thought was also that it's more likely to be the lithium than the ambien. You should be compley habituated to it after 2 years.

snap -- bang!! 24 hours with out and using seroquel as a sleep aid and i was back on top of my game again.

hope you can help! thank you, thank you! kathryn Hello.

Also, not all problems can be "cured" by medicine; sometimes, you may need years of therapy. If you're having a problem, make sure that you're seeing the right specialist to treat your problem. My psychiatrists said that "non-psychiatrists" are often afraid to prescribe sleep aid for more than two weeks when they often can safely be prescribed.

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Posted January 28, 2008.

i have been on ambien cr 12.5mg daily for about 2 years now.

and i am now getting irritable.

ain't gonna preach-if i were in your shoes i would toss that shit and look elsewhere for therapy.

Posted January 29, 2008.

Posted March 23, 2009.

Now I just have to make sure I don't need to relocate or my doc doesn't get hit by a bus or something, because I'm sure a new doc would be like "uh, not okay...".

hope you can help! thank you, thank you! kathryn.

Posted January 30, 2008.

i am wondering if it is now causing these symptoms:

short-term memory loss (really bad).

i am wondering if it is now causing these symptoms:

yea, just trying to feel things out because i only have so much energy to devote to med changes right now.

Posted April 19, 2008.

Posted March 31, 2008.

foggy brain with inability to understand others around me.

i am on other medications and am trying to narrow down what is causing what.

and i am now getting irritable.

Just my 2 cents...I've been on Regular Ambien 10 mg for about 2.5 years and no problems.

trouble concentrating and speaking.

i have been on ambien cr 12.5mg daily for about 2 years now.

foggy brain with inability to understand others around me.

short-term memory loss (really bad).

Ambien daily