... job my insomia was so intense i couldnt sleep for days on end, i went through every medication over the counter, and countless of the kind prescribed by my doctor, after hundreds of wasted money and unused meds that either wouldnt work or would give me complications, breathing, sick, etc. i finally found ambien, it worked the best, i finally felt like my prayers were answered, but then my insurance changed and instead of 15mg new covered only 10mg, its been 9 months and i still get up at 2 am, all my doctor could do was to try a new med. temazepam 15mg. i am scared shitless of what it will do to me, it was hell to find ambien, im so scared, does anyone take this new medication. facts about me: i weigh 72 pounds i am 35 years old and 4'11. for the love of god, i cant gain weight, i have tried everything managable, thats not the isssue, the issue is the new medication for insomnia, i hate meds, the way they make you feel and having to swallow them. any info please
Temazepam is a prescription medication that is approved for use as a short-term insomnia treatment. It is part of a group of medications called benzodiazepines.
Symptoms of insomnia include:
* Trouble falling asleep
* Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
* Waking up too early in the morning
* Non-refreshing sleep.
Short-term insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks. It is often caused by physical or emotional discomfort and can be related to a single specific event (see Insomnia Causes). About 60 million Americans each year experience insomnia.
Since temazepam is approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia only, it should generally not be used for more than seven to ten days.
Benzodiazepines have several different effects on the body, including:
Relaxing muscles; Reducing anxiety; Causing sleepiness; Stopping seizures; Impairing short-term memory.
All benzodiazepine medications can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific medication and the dose. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why temazepam and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
Wish you all the best, for more details also you could seek a second opinion, take care, be well & safe.
- Temazepam Information for Consumers
- Temazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Temazepam (detailed)
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