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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?
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
not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In my practice, with my patients, I have not had anyone related any complaints regarding taking milk with Ambien (zolpidem) in the many years I have prescribed the sleeping pill. If you have any specific concerns, please ask the clinician who is prescribing you the ambien (zolpidem). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer