... I have severe insomnia and had insomnia for most of my life (I'm 28). I recently moved to Korea 3 months ago, and it seems as though my insomnia as gotten worse. I was taking both Zolpidem 10mg and 12.5 mg dosages. However, I didn't like the amnesia that it caused. Since I've have recently have been getting anxiety (bi polar disorder has been ruled out) my doctor prescribed me alprazolam to help with my insomnia and anxiety, but the aplrazolam only helped ease the anxiety, but I still never get tired. I have had 2 sleep studies performed, but all of causes of my insomnia has been ruled out. My mind is clear when I go to sleep, it's just that I don't get tired like normal people, even though I don't drink caffine, I only use my bed for sleeping, and I have a regular sleep schedule. What other course of action could I take. Maybe a lesser dosage of zolpidem and alprazolam combined? Any other drug that does not have similar side effects of zolpidem that could possibly work. The .25 mg alprazolam doesn't even cause the slightest amount of drowsiness, even when I took 4 pills at once. Please help!!
jaysondavid, You just described my condition (as is Yours) to a tee. When I went on Zolpidem (Ambein) , about 3 month's ago, it worked well for about 3 days ONLY, and then when I try and tell my nurse practitioner about it, You got it, they all look at me as if I were crazy. I'm going to monitor Your question, jaysondavid, hoping that someone will give an answer that may be of help to us both, because I would REALLY like to sleep an entire night for a change, as I'm sure You would also. I wish I had the answer, but unfortunately, I also, have been searching for an answer to this predicament my self. Also, I forgot to say that I take pain meds also, along with xanax, for anxiety attacks, and You would think that all of it together would help me get to sleep, but for whatever reason it is, it's not working, and I'm totally at a loss as to what to do. So hang in there jaysondavid, and maybe someone will have an idea that just might work, hopefully, in the very near future.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
What is a common medication that doctors normally prescribe for a medical condition called INSOMNIA?
Posted 12 Aug 2010 • 8 answers
Posted 7 Apr 2011 • 2 answers
Posted 23 Sep 2011 • 2 answers
Posted 7 Sep 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 17 Mar 2015 • 2 answers