Insomnia - Okay, it is not 1:17am PCT and awake as per usual. This is what I have presribed by my?
- 9 Mar 2013 by eguzman8586
- 26 Jan 2018
- klonopin, anxiety, insomnia, pain, panic disorder, back pain, generalized anxiety disorder, doctor, chronic, medication
... doctor to control my anxiety, chronic back pain and insane isomnia so I want to know what the best combo. to take before bed? I have medications of 1mg klonopin which helps with the generalized daily anxiety I have, I was given 0.05 Xanax which she gave along with 10mb of ambien to help with my insomnia and the 10/325 Norco for my back pain. I usually take and hae been prescribed 1mg Xanax but I beleive she chose 0.05mg because it is to take along with the 10mg of Ambien for to fall asleep. Needless to say if I take the Klonopin and the Norco along with this I am sure I will be feeling pretty good and fall asleep with out a doubt, well I would hope so at least. So what would the best combination be before bed. Just one 0.05mg of xanax and one 10mg of ambien? Or what I am used to taking, 2 0.05mg xanax=to 1mg and one 10mg of ambien??? Or possibly 2 10 mg of ambien? I don't want to over due it ya know, but I'm going on now almost 3 days with no sleep and I desperately need it... any suggestions? Anyone still awake and able to answer... I know it is pretty late. I thank you ahead of time to those who do take the time to offer their advice. =)
Please do not take 2 of the Ambien 10mg. If an Ambien 10 mg with one 0.5 Xanax doesn't work than take the second Xanax. If you are experiencing back pain taking a Norco at bedtime would be ok, too.
First of all, I would seriously question a dr that would prescribe two benzodiazepines, a sleeping pill like Ambien, along with Narco 10’s. He is a doctor shoppers dream. Those are dangerous to take in combination and I’m surprised the pharmacy you went to didn’t say something about this. If you are serious, be very careful
I’ve been where you are for years !
I’d be awake for 3 nights and then fall asleep from 8am to noon. The cycle would then start over.
- You no longer have the enefgh to get out of bed.
- You can’t depend on your decision-making because your memory is so bad.
- You gain weight because you energy is gone.
- You start losing your friends because it’s too difficult to get dressed and go out.
- You start feeling like you will go crazy.
- You start obsessing over sleep and your health.
- You DO start getting sick because your immune system is compromised.
Studies have shown that insomnia causes high blood pressure, weight gain and I can’t remember the rest. (Lol)
Have you had a sleep study? I cannot stress how important that is for you.
It will also help the doctor determine which medication you should be on. A sleep specialist is involved at this point.
You need meds that PUTS you to sleep and KEEPS you asleep.
You may have sleep apnea which can be dangerous.
I agree with all the others. Your meds with the Xanax and Ambien is a bad idea. Do NOT do 20mg of Ambien! Max dose is 10mg. You don’t want to kill your kidneys !
I had a sleep study which showed central apnea and I stopped breathing 57 x a minute.
Rx : BiPap, Trazadone 10mg and Ambien 10mg.
I assume you are already doing good sleep hygiene? There are good sites that help with these.
Everyone is different with their response to meds.
Start with a sleep study...
Best wishes to you.
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