I have been taking zolpidem for about 7 mos. and am also at the age that I am going through perimenopause. I started having pains in hands and feet, then traveling up extremities. Sometimes its severe, but its always there. My Husband suggested that it might be a side effect from this drug, and not symptoms of perimenopause. Has anyone experienced muscle fatigue and pain?
I took the liberty of looking this up (below). While what you report is not listed I would not rule it out and would advise you contact the prescribing physician immediately about this. Hope this helps.
Dizziness; drowsiness (including daytime drowsiness); "drugged" feeling; headache; nausea; tiredness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Zolpidem:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; throat closing; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thinking; behavior changes; chest pain; confusion; decreased coordination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; memory problems (eg, memory loss); new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, aggression, agitation, anxiety, depression); severe dizziness; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; suicidal thoughts or actions; vision changes.
- Zolpidem Information for Consumers
- Zolpidem Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zolpidem (detailed)
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