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How to keep ambien (zolpidem) working? Only med that has ever worked for me. Will it have cross tolerance with other Meds like klonopin? I know it's short term but the belsomra rx I was given doesn't look promising at all.

How to keep ambien (zolpidem) working? Only med that has ever worked for me. Will it have cross tolerance with other Meds like klonopin? I know it's short term but the belsomra rx I was given doesn't look promising at all.

Not sure there is a: way. The use of ambien (zolpidem) may not continue if you develop tolerance. You might ask your doc if the dose is right. You have not mentioned your dose, it can be taken up to 10 mg at bedtime. There is not much cross tolerance with klonopin but actually may be additive effects. Would not suggest taking them together if not needed. Try the belsomra at the max dose prior to giving up. Ask your doc ...Read more

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I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can i take two?

I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can i take two?

Ask your own doctor: Please ask the doctor who prescribed this medicine for you. S/he knows you and your case best. I hope your doctor also talked with you about sleep hygiene and you are employing those suggestions before relying on Ambien (zolpidem) alone. It does have side effects such as activation and sleepwalking in some patients. ...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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What is a good alternative to ambien (zolpidem)? It's not working anymore.

What is a good alternative to ambien (zolpidem)? It's not working anymore.

Non-drug Tx: There are therapists who specialize in behavioral sleep help. They are totally safe and if you really work on it, you'll get big improvement. Seek a good sleep center near your area to call for info - here's just one site: https://www.alternativetomeds.com/articles/ambien-alternatives/ There are many info sources. Rest well! ...Read more

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I'm on 10 mg ambien, (zolpidem) it's not working, I wake up 2-3 time at night and can't get back to sleeep for a while. Can I take 2 before bed?

I'm on 10 mg ambien, (zolpidem) it's not working, I wake up 2-3 time at night and can't get back to sleeep for a while. Can I take 2 before bed?

Sleep: 10 mg is the max for Ambien, (zolpidem) don't take a second. Go back to whomever prescribed the Ambien, (zolpidem) they might have to change up your medicine. Have you ever tried Melatonin, which is over the counter? That sometimes will help people sleep. ...Read more

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Is combining Ambien (zolpidem) cr with 50mg of trazadone safe? Ambien (zolpidem) isn't working anymore and I have trazadone was wondering if I can take if Ambien (zolpidem) fails?

Is combining Ambien (zolpidem) cr with 50mg of trazadone safe? Ambien (zolpidem) isn't working anymore and I have trazadone was wondering if I can take if Ambien (zolpidem) fails?

Trazadone or ambien (zolpidem)?: Before you make any changes to your medication regimen, you should discuss thoroughly with your provider. Now sounds like a good time to leave your doc a message about how Ambien (zolpidem) has become ineffective (which is one of the many drawbacks of habit forming meds). While technically there is no interaction b/w Ambien (zolpidem) & trazodone, if Ambien (zolpidem) is no longer working, perhaps discuss stopping that one? ...Read more

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Severe insomnia. 3 hours laying in bed not able to go to sleep.then stay up till 7 am. AMBIEN (zolpidem) Zolpidem not working at all.what to do please help?

Severe insomnia. 3 hours laying in bed not able to go to sleep.then stay up till 7 am. AMBIEN (zolpidem) Zolpidem not working at all.what to do please help?

You list apnea.: Is that sleep apnea? This may require input from a sleep medicine specialist. Your Obesity could be contributing to this. How is your sleep hygiene? Work on developing excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in ...Read more

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I have insomnia and tried numerous medications. I am now taking 100mg of seroquel with 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and it is working great. Any problems w/this.

I have insomnia and tried numerous medications.  I am now taking 100mg of seroquel with 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and it is working great. Any problems w/this.

The main question: Is why you have insomnia in the first place. What evaluations have you had for this? There are many causes -- and although the seroquel and Ambien (zolpidem) may knock you out, this does not get to the root cause of your problem. Also, Ambien (zolpidem) is habit-forming, and in time you'll need more medication for the same effect. You might consider seeing a sleep medicine physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I currently take 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) but have taken 20mg in the past. 10mg is not working. Can I take 15mg?

I currently take 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) but have taken 20mg in the past. 10mg is not working. Can I take 15mg?

Your choice what you: do, as always. 10 mg/day is the max approved dosage, adjusting to response makes sense. Study the Prescribing information, for Ambien at: http://products.sanofi.us/ambien/ambien.pdf & https://www.google.com/search?q=ambien+overdose, https://www.google.com/search?q=zolpidem%20molecule. You are the person with the most vested interest in understanding how others have responded, for comparison. ...Read more

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