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In Ambien for 2 wks. Was 5 mg but doc upped to 7.5 2 days ago. Very dizzy this afternoon. Possibly med related? Been 19 hrs since last dose.

In Ambien for 2 wks. Was 5 mg but doc upped to 7.5 2 days ago. Very dizzy this afternoon. Possibly med related? Been 19 hrs since last dose.

I don't know if : Your dizziness is related to your medication. Dizziness/ light headedness and sedation can occur. If chronic sleep medication is needed then there are many options besides ambien. Ensure you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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She's been on 10 mg / daily of Ambien for 28 days. She doesn't like how it makes her feel, so she skipped last night's dose. Today she's lightheaded and dizzy. She doesn't want to take this medicine any more. Can she safely stop?

She's been on 10 mg / daily of Ambien for 28 days. She doesn't like how it makes her feel, so she skipped last night's dose. Today she's lightheaded and dizzy. She doesn't want to take this medicine any more. Can she safely stop?

Taper: Hi, due to possible withdrawal symptoms that she has a taper off the medication would be ideal. Try full dose and half dose every other day for one week, the next week go to half dose every day and finally half dose every other day with none on the other days for one week and off. She should also talk to the doctor about how the medicine is making her feel. ...Read more

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Could an Ambien tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, i got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.

Could an Ambien tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, i got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.

A bad generic ?: I personally have taken a generic of Ambien that while it did help me sleep caused me to feel dizzy, nauseous, and to have brief spell of vertigo in the morning as well. I have had patients describe certain generics that simply did not help with sleep when the brand always did. So while I am very concerned that people take Ambien the correct way, I do believe there are some bad generics out there. ...Read more

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Was dizzy tense and not sleeping well, got really anxious was given lorazapam 2 mgs by mistake, then given Ambien could I have some brain issue from d?

Was dizzy tense and not sleeping well, got really anxious was given lorazapam 2 mgs by mistake, then given Ambien could I have some brain issue from d?

Overdoing Medicine: I would imagine the combination of these pills really knocked you for a loop. That is like having drunk three bottles of wine all at once. Please do not continue taking these together or alone in any frequent way. If you stay away from them your brain should be just fine. ...Read more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more

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How do you cure vertigo and dizziness?

How do you cure  vertigo and dizziness?

Variable : If secondary to inner ear otolithic dysfnction, an epley maneuver by a skilled physical therapist may help. An endolymphatic fistula may spontaneously close or may benefit from surgical repair. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and requires expert treatment. Motion sickness can respond to ginger root. An otolaryngologist can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


Ambien (Definition)

Ambien is prescription sleep ...Read more