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Hi Mary, I’m off Ambien now but still not sleeping very well. Take an anti anxiety pill (klonapin) to help me sleep and I smoke. I’ve tried every holistic way, over the counter meds, and supplements, ie. Melatonin. Nothing really helps. I even took the TV out of my room. I take an Ambien once every 4/5 weeks to get a deep sleep. I wouldn’t have given it up the Ambien, but if I took it for more than a couple of days I was getting pains in my stomach and nausea. I even put up with the digestive issues so I could sleep. That’s how desperate I was. I finally knew I had to stop when I woke up with a pot of food and potato chips on my bed and had no recollection of the night and what I did. Ambien was the best and if I didn’t have the side effects I would have continued. The quality of my life is poor when I don’t sleep. So will continue to smoke and take the Klonapin.
I am at half dose of ambien. Still waking a couple of times however. Working on meditation and have STOPPED worrying about going to sleep. Thanks for checking. Not an easy process.