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Can you take Suboxone and Ambien (zolpidem) together just for one night?

Can you take Suboxone and Ambien (zolpidem) together just for one night?

Dual diagnosis: I recommend not taking ambien (zolpidem) and suboxone. Withdrawal and insomnia is part of the process of withdrawal. Taking another potentially addictive medication is not recommended. I would only advise it's use under the strict oversight of an addiction specialist during the time of use under a medication of Suboxone which enhances it's effects ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

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Will hydroxyzine use cause rebound insomnia when it is stopped?

Will hydroxyzine use cause rebound insomnia when it is stopped?

Hydroxyzine concern: I understand your concern. Rebound insomnia from Hydroxyzine is not documented with clinical research. For Difficulty breathing, please see Physician. Let Wise Man within you reflect: • Stresses causing Anxiety leading to Insomnia • Dependence on it for how long • Reasons to stop now • Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Therapy for stresses in life • Decrease dose weekly • Breathing Relaxation ...Read more

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I am taking 22.5mg of temapazpam. I am starting a slow taper. I am concerned about rebound insomnia. What can I do or take for the rebound insomnia?

I am taking 22.5mg of temapazpam.  I am starting a slow taper.  I am concerned about rebound insomnia.  What can I do or take for the rebound insomnia?

Temazepam effects: I commend you for tapering Temazepam and understand your concern for rebound insomnia. Let Wise Woman within you reflect: • Stresses causing Anxiety leading to Insomnia • Dependence on it for how long • Reasons to stop now • Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Therapy for stresses in life • Decrease dose weekly • Breathing Relaxation • Visual imagery of National Parks • MeditationYoga ...Read more

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I have stopped taking Trazodone 100mg cold turkey. I was on it for 3 years. How long will rebound insomnia last? And how long until tolerance is reset

I have stopped taking Trazodone 100mg cold turkey. I was on it for 3 years. How long will rebound insomnia last? And how long until tolerance is reset

May take a while: Larry, It is best to taper these drugs gradually when discontinuing use. Anxiety, agitation, and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly stopped.It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you notice the full effects of this medication, and it may take a similar time for all side effects to diminish. Have you replaced the Trazodone with the Effexor (venlafaxine)? Best not to take together. Talk with your doctor ...Read more

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I read on wikipedia that long lasting and complicated rebound insomnia can occur from withdrawing from atypical antipsychoticd like geodon (ziprasidone). What to do?

I read on wikipedia that long lasting and complicated rebound insomnia can occur from withdrawing from atypical antipsychoticd like geodon (ziprasidone). What to do?

There are a : Couple of reasons to be on this medication and a few reasons you may feel the need to get off. Before you stop this drug, please talk to your doctor. He could help the insomnia issue or address why you want to stop. For example, say its weight gain, add topirimate. Say your pregnant, being off the meds isn't likely to improve outcome especially if ur in a funk. Good luck but please get seen. ...Read more

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I am taking 150 mg of trazodone for insomnia and want to stop, how should I taper off to prevent rebound insomnia?

Trazadone Dependence: I commend you for your desire to stop taking Trazadone and understand your concern for rebound insomnia. Let Wise Man within you reflect: •Stresses causing Anxiety leading to Insomnia •Dependence on Trazadone duration and 150mg/night •Reasons to stop taking Trazadone See Psychiatrist for •Therapy for stress •Decrease dose of Trazadone •Breathing Relaxation • Medication for Anxiety •Meditation ...Read more

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Is stopping diphenhydramine for sleep going to cause any rebound insomnia or other symptoms? If so how long to overcome rebound symptoms?

Is stopping diphenhydramine for sleep going to cause any rebound insomnia or other symptoms? If so how long to overcome rebound symptoms?

Dependance: I am not aware of any dependance related to this drug (antihistamine), but the symptome of insomnia probably needs to be addressed probably with some lifestyle changes and some physical activity during the day to make you feel more tired and desiring to sleep without medications. Hope this is somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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How long Ambien (zolpidem) is prescribed....severe insomnia?

How long Ambien (zolpidem) is prescribed....severe insomnia?

Ambien (zolpidem): It is approved for short term use of 4-5 weeks but in reality is used long term for people who suffer from chronic anxiety. It is up to the prescriber how long for a particular patient due to their particular medical circumstances. ...Read more

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Which drugs are good for insomnia. I don't feel comfortable using ambien (zolpidem).

Melatonin, herbals: There are many types and causes of insomnia. Assuming yours is the occasional, stress-related type (rather than one such as depression that requires more specific treatment), melatonin and/or various herbal mixtures (such as those sold at whole foods or earth fare) are relatively safe and sometimes quite helpful. ...Read more

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If insomnia is severe will dr increase ambien (zolpidem) to 15 mg for female in some cases?

If insomnia is severe will dr increase ambien (zolpidem) to 15 mg for female in some cases?

Probably not.: Most guidelines do not recommend ambien (zolpidem) higher than 10 for women and in some cases stick to 5mg. Consider thinking about what other things you may be going through In your life at this time that could be adding to your stress and have an open conversation with your psychiatrist or therapist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any natural alternatives for insomnia? I take 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) and it works but I go thru my days in a total fog

Natural sleep aids: Probably the most common natural sleep aid is melatonin. You don't want to use more than 5mg nightly, as more than that can actually be activating (keep you awake !) you could also try calming valerian about 2 hours before bed. Other options include following good sleep hygiene, exercising in the morning, or relaxing stretching in the evening. ...Read more

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Alternating ambien (zolpidem) and Seroquel for insomnia?

Alternating ambien (zolpidem) and Seroquel for insomnia?

Not recommended: Seroquel (quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic medication used for serious psychiatric disorders. It is not recommended as a sleeping aid. Talk to your pcp about what may be causing your insomnia and to find alternative meds if necessary. See: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is 5mg of ambien ok while pregnant for insomnia?

Why chance it: Prescription drugs are rarely studied in pregnant women, and since this drug enters your brain, it will,also enter your baby's brain. Forget ambien, and take L tryptophan or melatonin instead. Keep the bedroom dark and quiet, only,use BR for sex or sleep. No TV, reading and especially no iPad, computer, or cell,phone before sleep ...Read more

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I developed severe insomnia about 15 mos ago. Even with Ambien (zolpidem) I still only sleep 3 hrs, and no sleep 1-2 days per wk. Will I ever sleep normal?

Need more evalaution: Depression/anxiety is a common cause of sleeplessness. Similarly some hormonal imbalances in the body like thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones imbalances and similar other hormonal disturbances can cause sleeplessness. Consult your PCP. Also increase in dose of ambien (zolpidem) if you are on the lower dose may help, till above things are ruled out ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and i'm still awake so i'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

What do you suggest if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and i'm still awake so i'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

Stop: Your sedatives the tolerance and rebound withdrawal/ insomnia hhave made them less than useless and a cause of the problem. However, your obvious tolerance necessitates a weaning process by an provider experienced in this. ...Read more

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Can I take my trazodone 300mg with my newly prescribed ambien (zolpidem) for my severe insomnia?

Insomnia, Depression: I understand your distress of insomnia. It is likely that your Insomnia is due to Stress and Trazodone. Using Ambien (zolpidem) with Trazodone may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment Stresses of relationship, s can cause Insomnia and Depression. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for depression, and follow up of Trazodone. Do Yoga, Breathing Relaxation, Meditation ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Ambien (Definition)

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