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Ambien Withdrawal Symptoms
Not known: The percentage is not known. I see a lot of individuals claiming Ambien withdrawal on the internet, but I have prescribed Ambien since it came on the market and have had people on it for years and have yet to see anything beyond mild rebound insomnia but never withdrawal. I have to think the numbers are low. My greater concern is the amount of nighttime amnesia it causes, including sleep- driving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, insomnia.: Second, what was the cause of the insomnia. Several medial and psychiatric problems can cause insomnia. If Ambien masked a medical problem, then it would return and perhaps be more severe. While Ambien does not usually have a significant effect on daytime anxiety, there is a small possibility of rebound anxiety upon its cessation. If you are having other symptoms, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I take Valium 30mg daily, cut off cold turkey from my Ambien 20mg taken for yrs. has caused me bad withdrawal symptoms, but am I safe from seizures?
I have taken 1 mg of lorazepam as a sleep aid for the past 6 years. Will I have withdrawal symptoms if i quit taking it? I only use it for sleep.
Multiple symptoms: (not all are seen in every person) of anxiety, panic, trembling, shaking, muscle twitches/jerks, elevated blood pressure and pulse, dizziness, tingling, sensitivity to light and/or sound, feeling disconnected, sweating, insomnia, irritability, trouble concentrating, nausea/vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, seizures. Etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...Read more
?Colonizing: I am not aware of any medication called colonizing? Check the spelling on your bottle and re-ask the question. (If the medication your are asking about is a controlled substance such as Clonazepam, they can often be addicting, and a weaning off period is recommended to prevent any withdraw symptoms). Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more
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