Severe severe insomnia . Chronic depression and I can't sleep . Nothing knocks be out except 3 Benadryl and that even takes a while . And I wake up hungover and feel like I took 30 Benadryl... I was prescribed Ambien today ... started having anxiety about it not working around 8pm ... so I took the recommended dosage of 1 tablet . Two how's later still can't even yawn ... I took another one . I have a high tolerance for these medicines . I'm currently watching my 2nd lifetime movie wide eyed with brain being very active ... not in the least bit tired ... somebody help !!! Should I take another Ambien . The thought of having another night with no sleep is making me have panic attacks . I am on a waiting list to see a psychiatrist so my primary care physician is throwing medication at me left and right ... I need some advice from people who actually struggle with the same issues I have.
do you take any other medication aside from the Ambien now? like maybe something for anxiety? I have issues falling asleep. hence why I'm still awake at 2 AM for no valid reason. sometimes I take anxiety medication in the evening to help wind down and then take my Ambien when I'm ready for bed. glad you're talking to your doctor's about this. so sorry and good luck!
Have you tried seroquel? It will knock you out. You don't need much. 50mgs or less. You can also take a small amount of zolpidem, like 3mgs and combine it with about 30mgs of seroquel and it will do the trick quickly. This is coming from a serious insomniac. If you're taking the ambien by itself make sure you're in bed by 30 minutes. Otherwise it can give you energy if you stay up. Also don't expect to get more than 5 hours of sleep from it. I hope this helps!
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