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?
Zolpidem - Has anyone had muscle pain (tingling, aching burning) in the upper and lower extrmities?
Question posted by linsuzanne on 23 May 2012
Last updated on 7 December 2019 by jacena
Yes , I get acute pain on my thigh like someone is cutting me with a knife;this appears 2 o 3 days after I take ambien and the only thing that stops or decreases the pain is Magnesium tablets 2 three times a day for 2 days and is gone !
I am going through perimenopause, also, and have had significant pain while taking this medication for the past year. I'm noticing a lot of lower extremity pain, which includes the front and lateral thighs, in addition to hand pain and weakness. I plan on stopping the medication to see if anything improves.
Answering this old post in the hope this may be helpful to someone. I have had several instances where I have used ambien. For me, it causes serious side effects: body aches are among several others problems, such as suicidal thinking, chest pain, and general malaise. If you have unusual symptoms and take ambien, consider that ambien could be the cause.
I have used Ambien for more than 2 years
Have had severe muscle aches in legs for more than a year and never found the cause. Could be caused by Ambien.
Also tingling and coldness in feet every night
Hello linsuzanne. Muscle fatique and aches is reported to be a normal side effect to taking Zolpidem/Ambien by 1% of people taking the drug. Regards, pledge
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.
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- Zolpidem uses and safety info
- Zolpidem information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Zolpidem (detailed)
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