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mommaange1 posted:
So at my last pdoc's appointment she took me off of my lunesta because I was doing thing at night that I didnt remember. One night I got up and fried chicken for my son around midnight. Anyway, she changed me to Ambien which is not doing a thing for my falling asleep. Do you think I should ask for my lunesta back or waste my time with the Ambien?? Does anyone know of any other sleep medications?? I have tried the tea and the melatonon (however it is spelled) and it does nothing. I cant stand not sleeping. Any ideas
midge6869 responded:
Have you tried Benadryl? I usually take a couple of them. The only problem I have is sometimes it takes a while before it kicks in. I love my Ambien, unfortunately it is habit forming.
ddnos responded:
Hey there momma - I would definately tell her the ambian is not working, but i don't know that i would want to go back to Lunesta if you were having those affects from it. Have you tried tamazepam/restoril? Any sleeping pill that you take every night will lose its effect unless you continue to increase its dosage. Then, when you try to sleep w/o the sleeping aid, it's hard to get your body used to sleeping on its own. But I would talk with your pdoc becasue she can't help if she doens't know whats going on. tell her ambian is not working and could she give you something else..and i would also talk about the problem of taking sleeping pills everynight and what is the better course for you. My opinion and experience.

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DizzyJgirl responded:
Sorry to say Ambien does that to me (doing things I don't remember). At times I get up and eat stuff and don't always recall that (sometimes I very vaguely remember it). But the longer I have taken it, the less that happens to me. I tried lunesta once...never again. Couldn't deal with the side effects from it.

What dose of ambien did she give you? I take 10mg and my pdoc says anything above that doesn't increase its effectiveness. I think I started at 5mg.

There are other options. My son has a low dose anti-depressant for a sleep aid (that he no longer takes so I can't remember the name of it). It wasn't topomax.

Good luck and yes you need your sleep! Take care.
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senistar responded:
AmbienCR is better, also Rozerom.

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