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Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn?
Chronic pain: Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn? ANS: you have a difficult problem and I would rely on the VA pain specialist to guide your treatment. Keep a careful diary of when you take things and how they make you feel. Show to your Dr. ...Read more
"If used at same time (altivan, ambien), sleep depth and duration will increase, maybe dangerously." please explain.?
CNS depression: Michael Jackson is a good illustration of what can happen. He stopped breathing due to central nervous system depression. If you have sleep apnea, it is particularly dangerous. Drowsiness can result in motor vehicle accidents and accidents with heavy equipment. That is also why the combination of alcohol and benzodiapenes can kill. They are both CNS depressants and may lead to apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's my first time taking ambien (zolpidem) I'm a male about 45 yo and 288 pounds I have 10 ng should I cut it in half first?
Insomnia, Obesity: Please Reflect: Stress causing sleep problem and increased weight Day time sleepiness Snoring or sleep apnea information from your bed partner See Physician for weight problem its complications, insomnia, Balanced Diet, Exercise Program, and referral to Sleep Center Before sleeping, do Music Relaxation, Meditation. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, Visual Imagery and Medication. ...Read more
I am on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg & it has stopped working. My dr. Switched me to 12.5 ext. Release & my ins copay is $140. What other options do I have?
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Depends: Both are significant chemicals that would be indicated for insomnia and pain. However, please discuss with your physician your concern. It is important that your physician be aware of the medications and any herbal, otc you take. In the appropriate situation, there is a low concern for difficulty. And, we are going after the cause, not just the symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very outgoing person, leader, handle multiple projects but extreme anxiety at times when formal presentations req. Why, loraz/ambien bad side?
Well: Both of these medications can lead to tolerance. It can become easy to fall back on them more and more when anxious. There are a series of unhealthy side effects that can occur with Ambien (zolpidem) (like sleep walking, sleep eating & even driving a vehicle while asleep). It is only meant for short term use. Have you looked into cognitive behavioral therapy or other meds? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?
No: Nexium (esomeprazole) taken with Lexapro can cause significant side effects by intensifying the effects of the Lexapro to bring about confusion, hallucination, heart issues etc. Ambien may also be an issue with Lexapro even though the fda has not reported anything, internet reviews from consumers have spoke of side effects. Please consult your physician before you mix these medicines. Take care. ...Read more
Have been having nocturnal emissions 5-6 times a week for the past 2-3 months. I started taking ambien (zolpidem) around that time. It was once a month before.
What are the most common symptoms and effects when Valium 10mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg are combined for a single time use, and what is the average duration?
Wow: I'd avoid that combination. Valium is relatively short acting. Ambien (zolpidem) should only be taken if you have a window of 8 hours where you expect to be asleep. Have somebody keep an eye on you to make sure you don't get in trouble (respiratory suppression, sleep walking etc). Realize that Ambien (zolpidem) is for occasional use (insomnia). Valium is a skeletal muscle relaxer / sedative. (occasional use mostly) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been using ambien 5 mg occasionally for some time but don't get a full night sleep with it. Because I haven't been sleeping well, I increase it to 10mg but that didn't help much. What can I do or take to get a full night sleep of 8 to 9 hrs per nig
Insomnia: You deserve Relaxation, Rest, and Good Sleep! Let Wise Woman within you reflect: Reasons for Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg not helpful and wanting sleep of 8 to 9 hrs. Stresses causing Anxiety and Depression Consider: •Therapy and medication by Psychiatrist •Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life. •Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim. •Visual imagery of National Parks •Meditation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sleeping disorder starting this year, I tried aliprazolam 0.25.It works a few times. And then ambien, (zolpidem) which only worked one night.?
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help with figuring that out. ...Read more
20 mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 10 mg Lexapro daily. Can you OD on this? I keep it locked but at same time concerned. What to be aware of potential issues.
Side effects, not OD: Ambien (zolpidem) can cause many psychiatric side effects even at normal doses such as sleep eating, memory disturbances. 20 mg is excessive and need a safer solution to sleep. Lexapro not a factor. OD means non-responsive. If taking for the first time and have not developed a tolerance then possible with first dose, but only in a child, who shouldn't be given anyway! Adult dose max 5-10mg now. ...Read more