Posted by paxvox on September 16, 2001, at 9:52:27
In reply to Re: How long can you take Ambien/sonata ? » john bower, posted by Elizabeth on September 15, 2001, at 18:25:11
I took Ambien for about two years with good results, but as soon as I went to a Pdoc, he said no no! I tried Sonata for a bit. It is ok, however, I have found it to potentiate panic attacks in me, so I backed off of it as a regular sleep aid. Also, it will put you to sleep, but you will wake early, as it has a very short half-life. Of the two, Ambien would be my choice for long-term therapy if you don't want (or can't get) benzos. Klonopin is ok, I take Tranzene. Not perfect, but it lets me get to sleep at least.