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... :confused: What is the drug basis for Ambien CR and regular Ambien? I have been on Ambien (Zolpipidem Tartrate) 10 mg a night for over a year. My Dr switched me to AmbiemCR at my request as I was waking up too many times during the night. I noticed that the "CR" is 12.5 mg as the regular was only 10. I am 76 and havn't had a "real' nights sleep in over a year and a half... (5 replies)
... I've been taking Ambien 10 mg. for 5 days now for insomnia. The first night I took it, I slept really well and got 6 hours of sleep. Then, the next night I took it and only got 3 hours of sleep. I heard that Ambien has a half-life (strength) of only 2.5 hours, thus the reason why I'm metabolizing it so quickly. I didn't want to increase the dosage to 20 mgs. (I did that one... (5 replies)
... When I went off ambien after two years, i went to sleep that night. Nothing ever happened. (5 replies)

... The biggest problem with Ambien is that it does create a psychological dependence. It will not cause withdrawal pain, but if you stop taking it there will be a few sleepless nights until your body adjusts to the fact it won't be getting a drug to sleep. If you are very concerned about withdrawing from the ambien, when you get ready to, substitute a small piece of candy that... (5 replies)
... To my knowledge there is no long term side effects to taking Ambien. I took it for two years I dont take it anymore. The risk is that you could become dependant on it some people decide to take more as they use it becuase they dont get to sleep right away anymore. Ambien works like a hypnotic so you should take it and go right to bed, sometimes you wont realize that you really... (5 replies)
... Has anyone taken this for a long time? i have been taking it as a substitute for sleep trying to get off Ativan. i can't sleep if i don't take something. I will literally stay awake all night and get up trashed the next day. I still can't get completely off the Ativan yet, i have to take a quarter of a 2mg pill at night or i will get muscle spasams ( very light ) and a... (5 replies)

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