Doctor has given me Ambien 10 mg to start ... worked for two weeks then nothing ... so called Doc and she gave me the CR 12.5 mg. that has done nothing not even first time ... what is a person to do to try and get some sleep? I thought about asking her about getting a scrip for Rozeram, but I'm just don't know what to take :( HELP!
Ambien not working, should I try rozeram, any advice please?
Question posted by SandraLHoutz on 17 June 2012
Last updated on 9 September 2015
Doc agreed with me and is calling in some Rozeram :) Here's to hopefully sleeping tonight!!! WISH ME LUCK!Added 19 June 2012:
I find out that now I need a pre-auth from my insurance for it to cover this ... so I asked the pharmacy to only fill 10 tabs until I see if the pre-auth goes through which would then cover 50% ... $65.00 for 10 TABS ... ouch, but at least I can see if it will even help me ...Added 20 June 2012:
I'm so glad so far that I pushed for the Rozerem ... I took one at about a half hour before bedtime (and had to tell hubby no Vitamin V (Viagra) until I can figure out how this stuff will work for me ... lol ... I went to sleep really quickly and only awoke once and rolled over and slept until our alarm went off at 4:30 AM .. yes 4:30 AM ... we dairy farm ... I went back to sleep and got up on my own at 7 AM which is my normal wake up time ... so far so good ... but it's only been one night ... but it's good news :)Added 21 June 2012:
Rozerem ... and have taken it for 2 nights and so far ... better sleep ... first night really good ... only one wake up ... last night not quite as good. But, it might be because hubby didn't get home until an hour and half after I had taken it ... I should have just went to bed but I waited up for him, he was out hunting. So last night wasn't quite as good but I'm hopeful.I was quite unhappy when I went to bed also as hubby had said he had hoped to not get home quite as late ... and he did ... not entirely his fault and I should have just went to bed ... but we have been married 21 years and I never have gone to bed before him ... :( I told him we have got to figure something out, I need my sleep but I need him also ... I don't want him to give up his hunting and of course it's night hunting ... lol ... coon hunting ... can't do it during the day and it is literally his only outside activity ... we dairy farm so he's here 24/7/365 ... so I don't want to take it from him or sound needy/clingy or be a pain ... perhaps I should just go to bed and figure I will be a much happier/easier person to be around if I am getting some rest versus the opposite ... or is it just me that gets uber-grouchy when I can't sleep? :)
So interesting running across this question. I have an rx for Rozerem too waiting for me at the pharmacy but was wondering if it's going to be worth the $200. they're going to charge. My insurance is also an issue. Ambien works for me perfectly but I'm trying to get off it bc I'm going thru Celexa wd and it being in the benzo family I'm thinking it's probably contributing to my depression & withdrawal issues. I don't really know for sure. I have to see anyway if I'm better w/o it. BUT I gotta sleep too. So you said it worked for you? $200. is ALOT. If it DOES work I'm going to have to get an authorization too. Starting out with 10 is a good idea. I'm wondering if anything will work as well as Ambien?
Hello SandraLHoutz and fellow insomniacs. I responded to your latest comment/news of your original question below, and it showed up on my end not being visible. Long tale short, I do hope it continues to give you that sound sleep. Goodnight and lets hope that it is a sign of sleep that will continue to follow for the future. Goodnight folks, pledge is shutting down and going to spend some "quality time" and for those of you who know me, that means either grilling or golf or both! :-0)
Hello Sandrai Houtz. I suggest you ask your doctor about the sleeping benzodiazepines. Dalmane being one. You will end up shaking a drug hangover as the side effects (lathargic) last several hours upon awakening. However you will get yourself a solid nights rest and sleep. Best of wishes to you, pledge
You can try things like adjusting your diet, schedule, rearranging furniture, exercise etc. and stop looking to drugs for the answer. As you found out meds only go so far, then they don't work anymore. Hope this helps.
Sometimes ambien does that, only working short term. You might mention that you've heard that rozeram was a good sleeping pill and isn't habit forming. I know when you're desperate for sleep, you'd do almost anything to get it. It sounds like your doctor is willing to help you. Good luck on a good nights sleep.
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