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Taking Xanax and ambien at the same time for bed?

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scrappy5 29 Jan 2018

i have been. my dr. also has me on tramadol 10 mg 3 xs daily, ambien 10 mg 1x nightly and xanax .25 mg 3xs daily. is this dangerous.

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TRUTHREP 21 Oct 2018

Absolutely not that is not a high dose of Xanax at all you’re actually on the lowest dose of Xanax possible. You have absolutely nothing to worry about

williestacks 19 Oct 2017

I take 1mg xanax 3 times a day & xanax has never helped with my insomnia. I am now taking 5mg Ambien mixed with my 1mg xanax & 350mg soma & can't sleep more than 2 hours at a time. literally maybe 4 hours an entire night. ive been on my xanax & soma for 5+ years & now just starting Ambien after a bunch of other prescribed sleep aides, I find no harm in it what so ever if you've accumulated a tolerance for benzo's. but personally I need my Dr too up my Ambien dosage because on the second night I tried taking 2 Ambien, and still, only 2 hours of sleep. pretty sure I need extended release Ambien.

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Mikeyboy60 4 Sep 2017

If you take your Xanax 1/2 hour before you go to sleep and then take your ambien you will be fine i have be en doing this for years .Xanax will calm you down and relax you. Ambien is what will put you to sleep they are two different things.

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sutraquio 1 Nov 2018

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SphereR 25 July 2013

I would not recommend taking any sedatives with Ambien as it could make you sleep walk etc.

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williestacks 19 Oct 2017

never heard of such a thing.

Williep53 5 Sep 2018

That is absolutely true my boss actually sleep drove his BMW in to a wall at 75 MPH from a mixture of ambien and Xanax.

mhelcl 16 July 2013

Ambien alone should be enough for you to fall a sleep. Xanax is much more potent and has much more difficult withdrawal profile. Xanax is not the best choice to use for the sole purpose of helping you go to sleep. Do you suffer from other conditions besides insomnia ? If not, have you done some analyses with a specialist looking into what is the cause for your insomnia. Xanax is not a drug to be on unless You absolutely have to as stopping Xanax abruptly can cause serious withdrawals and even death.

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traumanurse 16 July 2013

Take Xanax 1 hour before ambien and then retire soon after. Ask your Dr about trying something else besides Xanax. It has horrible withdrawals and is very addictive

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La mommy 4 March 2018

What kind of withdrawals do you have with Xanax?

StormieNamikaze 28 March 2018

Xanax withdrawal symptons are many & can be quite debilitating. Sweating , insomnia, muscle spams, uncontrollable twitching, nausea, headache, paranoia and the list goes on. I take Xanax (severe anxiety disorder) and Ambien (insomnia). If I reduce my Xanax intake by half for 2 days the withdrawals begin. Hope this helps free discount card

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