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... I have now been off of Ambien for almost 5 weeks. I did it by taking .5 mg. of Xanax a night, then tapering that to .25 mg. of Xanax per night. ... (6 replies)
... try 3mg of time release melatonin it seems to work better over the course of the night i use the GNC brand but i'm sure there are many others. ... (6 replies)
... I think the average dose is 300mg depending on what brand you get. I also think the quality of it can vary. It may not be for everyone, but it worked great for me. ... (6 replies)

... I tried melatonin years ago as one of the first things I tried, but it had no effect whatsoever. Maybe I wasn't using it optimally. ... (6 replies)
... This is why Ambien shouldn't be taken for so long. For lack of better term, it's an addiction and the longer you take it, the harder it will be to go back to normal..because to your body, having the Ambien is normal. ... (6 replies)
... Get yourself some of that Tylenol Simply Sleep. Start taking that on the night you finally quit the Ambien. ... (6 replies)
... My goal is to stop taking Ambien and NOT resort to another pill as long as I live. But any attempt to wean myself off Ambien has resulted in such little sleep that I can barely function in my work or social life. ... (6 replies)
... Hi all. I've recently tapered off of Ambien this last week. ... (5 replies)
... so I have been putting off taking the Ambien CR samples my doctor gave me for a long time. ... (11 replies)
... After a diagnosis of cancer a year ago, I found myself unable to sleep at all. I have pretty much had insomnia most of my life. ... (4 replies)
... I seriously feel for you. I only used Ambien for 2 weeks and I feared that I was already getting addicted to them so a few days ago I quit them. I went two days without it. Didn't sleep a wink. So I took one and slept like a baby. ... (6 replies)
... and am going through testing to find out what is wrong with me. Because of all my symptoms I was not sleeping at all so my neurologists decided I needed to be on Ambien CR 12.5. I am currently taking one 12.5 mg. Ambien CR every night. ... (6 replies)
... I had no trouble getting Lunesta and Ambien CR. I must say, though, that I do not like Lunesta at all. ... (7 replies)
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... night Anmbien. I have been on it for a year. My question is, has anyone who has tapered off Ambien felt overly tired? ... (2 replies)
... will become less effective as most sleep medications do. Continued exposure to brain effecting chemicals causes something called downregulation or desenzitation of receptors effected. Insomnia problems then become much worse. The brain can relearn to produce sleep again on it's own but it could take a long time. ... (6 replies)
... ve made a lot of mistakes healthwise. ... (6 replies)
... if there is help to be bought. The woman said no, that while they do know there is a large potential for abuse etc, there is no help to get off it. This is one of the largest most respected hospitals in the country telling me this so I assume its true. She told me I needed to taper off, I told her I tried. ... (2 replies)
... partly for myself, needing some pep talk, partly for others needing some pep talk - first took ambien for two years - quit cold turkey without any symptoms other than excessive extraversion (of which of course i was not aware at the time but which became a source of embarassment in retrospect) - and, FYI, i quit it by getting up at 6 AM and go volunteer working in a... (0 replies)
May 9, 2014
... Ihave taken Ambien on and off for a couple years with no real complaint and I started taking it again after a few months of not taking it to sleep. ... (0 replies)

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