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About 3 days after getting off ambien, (zolpidem) feb 15th i started to experience muscle fasciculation from neck and below, to calves. Persistent lying down.

About 3 days after getting off ambien, (zolpidem) feb 15th i started to experience muscle fasciculation from neck and below, to calves. Persistent lying down.

Unrelated: Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal should not be associated with fasciculations. You may have "rebound" insomnia but should not have much of any other trouble directly due to stopping ambien (zolpidem). It does not bind to the receptor subtype that shows tolerance or anti-epileptic activity which is why it can be safer than older generation hypnotics. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can i take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can i take these two medications together?

Can i take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can i take these two medications together?

Ambien (zolpidem) : Ambien (zolpidem) and Flexeril are both drugs that are likely to sedate you. If you take both you should do it when you plan to be in a safe place. Your response to the drugs taken together may affect your level of awareness. Do not take them together if you plan to drive or use power tools. Do not combine them with alcohol. ...Read more

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Almost 3 days straight of no sleep. Ambien (zolpidem) not working, restoril not working. Sleep study denied by insurance. What to do? Dveloping muscle twitches, blurred vision. Seeing things. Please help. SFI?

Almost 3 days straight of no sleep. Ambien (zolpidem) not working, restoril not working. Sleep study denied by insurance. What to do? Dveloping muscle twitches, blurred vision. Seeing things. Please help. SFI?

Contact your doctor: Establish a partnership with your doctor so you are appealing the insurance company decision together. There is likely an underlying pathology, either physical or emotional causing your insomnia, and this requires full evaluation. Although melatonin OTC may be useful, in the end you need full answers to guide therapy. A sleep specialist may be useful. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in right cafe?

Muscle pain in right cafe?

IF THERE HAS BEEN NO: Trauma, if you are not on birth control, smoke, inactive, recently sitting around for prolonged periods of time, and calf not red and shinny, hot, it is unlikely you have a blood clot. Muscle pain in the calf is common. Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) should help. If any of the above symptoms are present though, please see your doctor or go to urgent care please. ...Read more

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Is Duexis effective on muscle pain?

Is Duexis effective on muscle pain?

Duexis: Simple answer is yes! If you can, please go to a nearby Library and ask to be shown a few books that discuss Duexis. This is not an expensive medicine but please look it up in the library. You will feel comfortable when you use the medicine. ...Read more

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How to do 100situps if you have muscle pain!?

Be careful here: If you exercise and have pain at the time of exercise, probably ok. If pain persists/worsens for more that 20-30 minutes after, you may be overdoing. If the pains are low back (lumbar), limit sit-ups to nearly "isometric" (with- out much motion). Here, assume a sit-up position, but only elevate the shoulder blades off the surface. Hold this position for 12-15 seconds. Gradually work up to 20 reps. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have muscle pain?

Normal or abnormal?: Muscle pain is a very common symptom. It can be related to muscle overuse, imbalance, or tightness. Muscle pain can, depending on where it hurts, your age, and other symptoms be related to a more systemic cause. See your primary care physician or a physiatrist to help differentiate. ...Read more

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How to treat a muscle pain?

How to treat a muscle pain?

Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises.Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at.Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more