Ok, so I'll try this again. I have been prescribed both of these meds by my physician for their main intended purposes; Xanax for panic/stress attacks, and Ambien for insomnia. She told me specifically, and I quote "Do not take these two together as it is possible you may NOT wake back up." I've never been one to abuse my prescription medications, but found it odd she put this to me so bluntly. After doing some research on my own, I have found nothing that would lead me to believe that these medications could cause such a reactions as my recommended dosages are so low. Is there any truth to this statement? Thank you for any responses.
Using Alprazolam (xanax)together with Zolpidem(ambien) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.
I see nothing that indicates it depresses respirations which is what she may have been thinking. Of course drinking with these 2 meds wouldn't be too good. If you have impaired breathing capacity it may effect you differently. Since she knows your history, I would ask her what she meant next time.
I an taking Xanax. 0.5 mg twice a day and 0.25 at night 1/2 hour before i take my ambien and I sleep 8 full hours. Don't take them together wait the 1/2 hour this is recommended by my psychiatrist so you can take Xanax and Ambien with no problems as long as you wait that 1/2 hour between taking the medications that is the safest way I hope I answered some of your questions.
i takes 2mg of xanax in the morning and 2mgs of xanax in the evening. i also take the highest dose of ambiam in thr evening. Some evening i will also take a 325/10 hydrocodone if my pson is high.
i wont lie, i have yaken more than my prescribed amount of all 3 at times and i was a whiskey drinker.
i am a large man 6'4 350 lbs. i will tell you kiss your short term memory good bye. you wont wake up on a strange island, but your neices birthday you atteneded is gone. day here or thrrecout of the week, gone. you will do exactly as your normally would do but you will have ans pieces of memory. you will sleep 12 hours a day minimum. once you can shake off the onset of drowsiness, you will stsy awake and type rnails go friends, make social medis posts. all almost as normal as if you were not on it just slight off.
i am a large guy with a high tollerance for meds. i cannot see a regular person continuing this path. i probsbly wouldn't hsbe done it much longer myself.
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