I have been off Ambien for 7 months. I will never go back. I slept great but it was totally messing with my mind. I still have a lot of trouble with sleep. I think it will always be a struggle! Good luck!
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I successfully weaned off ambien cold turkey. Even though it didn't make me do weird things ( eat, have sex, drive without knowing it) I truly believe it was the best thing to get off of. I'm back to trazedone 50mg to start and feel much better. Sleep is still a problem but I am getting about 4 uninterrupted hours, then do get back to sleep again with a little struggle.
Meditation, playing calming sounds (app-I love)…. plus rubbing sleep lotion on does seem to help. Melatonin really doesn't seem to help me but I take 10mg a couple times a week…
I hate feeling lost, foggy and tired but really need to find a miracle drug that doesn't mess with me!
Hi there, I was taking ambien for several months, however believe it was messsing with my mind. I don't really know if it was just ME….but it scared me that I needed this to sleep…and sleep I did.
Because I do like to have drinks several times a week, it truly is not recommended to take ambien with alcohol, therefore….that is what I believe is what was happening. Strange mind things going on.
I am exhausted every day now, trying to decide what to do.
Thinking of going back on trazedone, which helped with sleep for a couple years but I seemed to reach a tolerance level and kind of stopped working.
Why do we hear such bad things about ambien, if Dr's keep prescribing?
I have tried melatonin, magnesium, otc, nothing really worked but ambien. I read a lot about it's addiction and the prescription is supposed to be only for short term. I am concerned about side affects, like daytime confusion, grogginess, depression. I am not a pill taker but truly need something to help me sleep. It scares me to take this long term. Does it cause symptoms like dementia, Alzheimer's?