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Ambien Muscle Pain
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
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
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
Dizzy, tense muscles, no sleep some brain fog given 2mgs of lorazapam by mistake and the Ambien (zolpidem) - seem to have memory issues and weight gain, possibe ?
Dizziness : These could be medication side effect but they are transient and should be resolved within 10-12 hours. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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