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Ambien And Lsd
GET HELP NOW: No ethical physician is going to give you such advice, since you are clearly depressed and i believe that this question is your cry for help. There are suicide hotlines like the samaritans (1-877-870-4673) or online at http://samaritanshope. Your health care provider can help and refer you, or your local public mental health clinic can be a source of help. Please get the help you need asap. ...Read more
Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. ...Read more
Results vary..: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving. If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more
Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www.Mylwi.Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd.Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit.Ly/17uogmu for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really...: Probably not a good idea to mix these drugs together. An interaction effect with an increase in anxiety, insomnia, memory disturbance, and possible excessive sedation. Talk to your doctor about possible alteration of the dose and type of medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause strange almost hallucinatory thoughts in the daytime...take 100 for sleep (also take tegretol)?
Yes: There can be addictive effect combing both medication causing increase in cns depression. Tegretol is an enzyme inducer which might lower the efficacy of other medication you are taking . If medication are making you too drowsy consider either lowering dose or try other sleep aid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice! Please let me know how things go! ...Read more
Pain and depression: While pain and depression can contribute to each other, and insomnia can be both a symptom of depression and a perpetuating factor -- you may want to review these meds with your MD. You want to be sure your depression is adequately treated, so that you are not taking unnecessary pain medicine. You may want to review effective non-habit forming sleep aids and pain meds with your doc. ...Read more
No: Generally speaking, no. It may help you sleep, but it may make your nightmares worse. Psychotherapy and different medications like Clonidine or prazosin can help with nightmares. Get help from a mental health expert if the nightmares are so bad that you can't sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sedation: It is likely that this combination will cause sedation depending upon the dosages. ...Read more
In some yes: Toxic for sure. First alcohol and sedatives do not mix because of the respiratory depressant effect. Also 30 of any prescribed medication or otherwise is excessive. If you or someone you know has discussed this, assess seriousness as this could be cry for help and immediate attention is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They don't: Benzodiazepines increase the activity and potentcy of gaba receptors, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Increasing the activity of gaba decreases anxiety and is sedating to lesser or greater degrees, which is why benzodiazepines are used for insomnia, panic attacks, and anxiety. ...Read more
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Can i take melatonin and ambien (zolpidem) (10mg) together? ambien (zolpidem) has lost it's effects and melatonin barely works. whats an overdose level?
Melatonin and Ambien (zolpidem): do not have significant interaction. Melatonin (OTC) has a role in regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. May dose up to 20 mg/d. Ambien (zolpidem) (prescribed) improves sleep onset; best taken without food. If effect lost then consult prescriber to review your situation and determine best course of action. Review good sleep hygiene (https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene). Best regards. ...Read more