It can not be a quick taper as I also have hypertension and seizures. I just want to bring this beast under control! If you use herbs, teas, exercise, please let me know! I used Ambien for over 20 years at 10 mg nightly due to working night shift and had to sleep during the day. I didn't even know of what happened on 9/11 until my husband woke me up after 4 pm that day! Thank you!
If you wish to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of Ambien after long-term use, do not stop taking it abruptly. You can taper down the dose as advised by your doctor to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
CATHY; with all the warning and being you already have seizures I would not do any of the things that I have read without going through your doctor that has been prescribing this medication. It is much better to do it that way then taking any chances off of what the internet says. Sorry, I can't give you any better advice just too many people have had way too many problems and were on it for fewer years.
- Ambien Information for Consumers
- Ambien Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ambien (detailed)
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