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Fibromyalgia And Ambien
Fibromyalgia symptoms making sleep nearly impossible even with ambien (zolpidem) prescribed by rheumotologist?
Fibromyalgia: In my experience it is unusual for fibromyalgia discomfort to be intense enough to interfere with sleep. Does the rheumatologist agree that your discomfort is all related to your fibromyalgia or could there be another process causing it? Of course ambien (zolpidem) is not a Pain reliever and I wonder if pain relievers or antiinflammatories have been prescribed or any other tests performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia by rheumotologist today. The trazodone/klonopin combo I was taking for insomnia suddenly stopped working when I had a flare up. She put me on ambien 5-10 mg and klonopin .25-.5 mg to help w sleep and anxiety. Didn't say anythin
Ans: Seems you have two questions? Fibromyalgia should be treated with a fad approved medication such as lyrics or cymbalta (duloxetine). Wrt to you sleep issues. Very rare to have true insomnia. You should try exercise reading and more relaxation techniques for your sleep issues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer