ambien dont work as good as it used to so i wanted to know if it was safe to let it dissolve under my tongue and if that woud work better?
It's probably not a good idea, as too much medicine may be released into your system at one time, making overdose a possibility. We don't want you to wake up dead! Call your pharmacist, ask her/him what they think. They usually know more about meds than a doc does. Just to be on the safe side, make that call today. I truly hope you don't put Ambien under your tongue, as it has the potential to be quite harmful, especially if it is ER, or extended release Ambien! You could be in respitory arrest if you took it sublingually.
Best wishes to you,
If the med isn't working you simply need to talk to your doctor. The dose may be to low. Never adjust medications without first consulting the doc. Sorry, I know I sound like a nag, but in the long run you'll get a proper dosage that actually works for you.
I just went to my doctor today and complained about my ambien not working as well anymore. He told me that he doesn’t usually share this, maybe only 4 other times, but to bring it in half and place half under my tounge and let it dissolve. Be in bed ready to go to sleep and if you need second half take only after 15-20 minutes. No tv, no phones, no lights. Read, anything for at least 10 minutes. He said it will knock you out. I’m trying the first time tonight. Warning, it doesn’t taste great allowing it to dissolve but I can feel it already after 5 minutes. What all didn’t dissolve I swallowed the remaining. So we shall see. Also to overdose on zopidiem is highly unlikely. But never take more than what is prescribed. Good luck.
I have had a love/ hate relationship with ambien for years. It worked miracles for my lifetime insomnia, but it "stopped working." Actually..I wasn't taking it right. Once my system got used to it with my habit of not lying down right away, I started taking more. I would always run out early. I had a back injury and was stuck on the couch for a week and Voila! When I FINALLY laid down and took it, it worked like a charm!
Some people think it works like other sleep meds believing it will make you drowsy. Ambien does not make you drowsy, it shuts down a part of brain making it possible to fall asleep. If you are up walking around, it won't work for sleep. It WILL cause you to do things without remembering..eat, text, talk, watch TV, and even drive.
Best to immediately lie down after taking it..to sleep, and to be safe!
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