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Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien)

Sleep Health | Last Active: Mar 25 8:39pm | Replies (267)

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@happythinkingma

Im sorry you are going through this. I can't believe a pharmacy wouldn't fill your rx. Why wouldn't your doctor give you 60 pills? The pharmacy has to fill it. Also, u can ask your doctor re Remeron, Trazadone, benzodiazepines, Seroquel, and other sedating meds. They can use a combo to help u out. Whatever is going on is unacceptable. I also have a bad insomnia and prior to my anxiety/depression I was a great sleeper too. My doctor is addressing my anxiety to help out with the insomnia. Maybe u should see a psychiatrist to figure this out. They have a whole bunch of meds to try out to solve your problem. Let us know how it goes.

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Ambien is a controlled substance, specifically a schedule IV according to the DEA, so pharmacies have stricter federal laws when dispensing these controlled substances. The pharmacy doesn’t ‘have to’ fill anything. It is under the discretion of the pharmacist if it could potentially harm a patient. Controlled substances are put under stricter controls for their potential for abuse. So early refill requests can present red flags.