Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 579411

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AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????

Posted by tjeffries on November 16, 2005, at 18:16:54

I have been on 20mg. of regular ambien and still up at four a.m. wondering how the CR works....the doc gave me samples...of 12.5mg. of the CR....I am wondering if it is a waste of time...cuz I have been doing 20mg of regular, and it hardly touches me...what do ya all think?

 

Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????

Posted by mcd on November 16, 2005, at 19:32:23

In reply to AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????, posted by tjeffries on November 16, 2005, at 18:16:54

I'm wondering the same thing. I've been taking 20 mg. for a long time and it really doesn't do much. I keep waking up during the night. I'm about to see my doctor next week and am thinking of asking for some Ambien CR. Would love to hear what people have to say.

 

Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT???? mcd

Posted by Phillipa on November 16, 2005, at 23:42:09

In reply to Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????, posted by mcd on November 16, 2005, at 19:32:23

You and me both. Seeing new pdoc Dec 22. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????

Posted by blueberry on November 17, 2005, at 3:53:49

In reply to AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????, posted by tjeffries on November 16, 2005, at 18:16:54

What other people have done when ambien poops out on them is to switch to lunesta. And then later on, you can alternate weekly between the two to prevent ambien tolerance. Lunesta generally does not poop out nearly as significantly as ambien does.

Another option might be to take very low dose of elavil or doxepin(5mg to 10mg). Very low dose seroquel (25mg) or zyprexa (1.25mg to 2.5mg) work good too. Seroquel has a short half life of about 6 hours.

In any case, if ambien is pooping out on you, I do not think that changing the type of ambien or increasing dose are good options.

 

Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT???? blueberry

Posted by mcd on November 17, 2005, at 18:12:54

In reply to Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????, posted by blueberry on November 17, 2005, at 3:53:49

Thanks for the info. I've been wondering about Lunesta and was going to ask her about that too. Maybe the alternating thing might work. Again this morning I woke up early - very frustrating. I ended up taking a xanax about 3 hours before I had to get up and then reset my alarm. Unfortunately, I guess I was a little off when I set it because it didn't go off, and instead of waking at 9:00 a.m. I woke up at 11:55! Good thing I'm not working! (But at least I got some sleep!)

 

Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????

Posted by tjeffries on November 18, 2005, at 14:00:15

In reply to Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????, posted by blueberry on November 17, 2005, at 3:53:49

I have tried the Lunesta, and it didn't even touch me....not even to make me drowsy.....and the aftertaste lasted forever....???? So, I don't know what to do.

 

Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????

Posted by greenhornet on November 19, 2005, at 15:47:40

In reply to Re: AMBIEN CR......HOW DO YOU LIKE IT????, posted by tjeffries on November 18, 2005, at 14:00:15

Personal note here... I took two doses of Ambian a number of years ago and will NEVER touch the stuff again!! Why?? It gave me the worst nightmares I can ever remember!! I'll stick with my 0.5mgm of Ativan thankyouverymuch....
PS Try the warm milk thing too -- it works!


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