I have taken Ambien for about 13 or 14 years, and my doctor now wants to bring me off of it and start Trazodone. I am not happy about this. I have been up to the 12 MG tablet, now I am only using 5 MG, and will take a bit more if I am still not asleep a couple hours later. I have trouble cutting my mind off at night. I am scared not to take Ambien and not be able to sleep and be tired or fall asleep at work if I am not sleeping at night. Does anyone have an opinion of such a long history with Ambien versus starting Trazodone? Obviously, I have built up a tolerance to Ambien.