I started out on 15 mg and was increased to 30 mg 2 months ago and now the 3o mg is no longer affective. Should I ask my MD to increase the dose or is it unusual to prescribe higher than 30 mg at bedtime?
30 mg is about the maximum dose. On occasion, I have seen where a Dr will allow a dose then a second dose in an hour if the person has not fallen asleep. this medication is notorious for tolerance though. Even if you increase the dose, you will eventually beconme tolerant. You might talk to the Dr about other options. Have you tried Lunesta or Ambien?
I had the same problem as you, After about 6 months it wasn't helping much. I asked my Doc about upping the dosage but she told me 30MG is the max. What she ended up doing to help me sleep (I'm disabled & in pain 24/7) was to prescribe Trazadone along with the Temazepam and that has been helping me for years now. Good luck, I hope you get it sorted out.
Based on what I read here I took a total of 60mg of Temazepam in one night. I’m only prescribed 30, but I took first dose around 10:30, and second dose around after 3 am. I’m pretty sure it will be okay. I was kind of keyed up from the Eagles NFC win - I live near Philadelphia, so I think that’s why it didn’t really work. Or maybe I’m building up a tolerance. I also take 1.5 mg of Clonazepam at bedtime, but that’s for anxiety not specifically sleep. And I seemto drag the next day if I take more of it. My doc recently lowered my dose from 2 mg to 1.5 mg.
For years I took 2mg of xanax to sleep. I can't get that anymore . Took Ambien and sleep 4 hours. Then Halcion and it was great but too expensive. Then She ha be me Restoril and I took it at 8:00 and wad still awake at3am. Two nights in a row. So last night I took Ambien at midnight and slept good. So doctor said to go back to Ambien . Restoril is same as .05 mg of xanax. So i read from Google. I did get up and j eat with Ambien. What is the best thing to do?
I take Temazepam as well and some nights it just doesn't work. Unfortunately since it's a controlled substance it's regulated and 30mg is the most your Dr. can prescribe. I've found, as I see others also have on this feed, to get off of the Temazepam every few months and switch to something else, then go back and it works fine (raising the dosage will only be a never ending ladder to climb because you'll just keep building a higher resistance). Ambien ugh . . . I took that for years too, definitely don't recommend that! Belsomra is a newer medication that has a very different approach to sleep aid. I had to try it a few times for it to work but it's my choice for when I take a break from Temazepam. Has anyone else tried Belsomra?
Previously, I was on Ambien and slept through everything, even the house shaking during a bad storm. Husband was also on Ambien for a very short time, due to he didn't know what he was doing after taking one. Dr. Immediately took him off of Ambien.
However, I was on 15 mg of temazepam for 4 mos and it didn't seem to help, so the my Dr upped my dosage to 30 mgs and it seems to be working great so far. Love getting 6-7 hours of sleep per night now.
I have taken Ambien before with really bad side effects & little sleep. I would take 10mg sleep 1-2 hours then take another 10 mg dose & sleep a few hours. Did this for a few year & lost my memory. I switched to 30 mg Restoril, I sleep better & have dreams now. I also take Soma for jaw spasms from my TD which helps me sleep. You do become tolerant with time. I still like it the best for sleep.
My wife has been taking a 30mg every night for over 15 years and is now getting to not able to stay asleep and sometimes takes another 15mg to go to sleep. Now sometime s even that doesn't do it. Thinking about trying useing a 30 and a 15 when going to bed ???
About 3 years ago my dr. started me on ambien. I don't remember the dosage. But I didn't take them a month. One night I crashed my motorcycle in the yard and didn't know it until the next day. I woke up and went to the window and saw it in the yard. Then I noticed a big bruise on my hip and forearm. I got changed to 30 mg. temazepam. After a year I went to 60 mg. It's been almost 3 years now and they aren't as good as they were. They still help though and I'm lucky to have them.
My psychiatrist prescribed 45mg of Temazepam for me. It has generally worked over several years but I had to go back to 30mg because of insurance (Medicare) restrictions. Now I have built up a tolerance, so I take it every other night, alternating it with OTC drugs and/or medical cannabis. Sometimes nighttime tea helps. Since I moved to another state I need to get a new psychiatrist. I'll see what he/she recommends.
If you responded by saying that you were prescribed 60 mg of temazepam can you please share the doctors name and or location because I have not found one.
- Temazepam Information for Consumers
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