SRS Im addicted to ambien

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  1. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I have been on it for about 4 years now. I am fully addicted, cant sleep with out it. Im out right now and took 4 unisoms two hours ago and nothing worked, Im not even tired.

    Because of this I have been up nights just letting my mind roam and that eats at me inside. Work is the problem, I know that but there is nothing that I can do about it.

    I did something really stupid on a business trip 4 weeks ago. I couldnt sleep, I took an ambien. Then another, then another. I was pretty out of it so I thought I wonder how it would feel if I took 3 more. I think deep down I was thinking that maybe it will just kill me and I wont have deal anymore.

    How do I break the addiction?
     
  2. tidalxwave

    tidalxwave WWKD? OT Supporter

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    workout until you're really tired, and just try that everyday for 2 weeks (2-3 hours of gym activity 1x or 2x a day) then you should be able sustain a decent sleeping cycle.
     
  3. ElectricJW

    ElectricJW We are all ONE!

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    Why is it that you can't sleep? Do you keep having mental chatter while you are trying to sleep, and this causes you to not fall asleep?
     
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    i killed tupac New Member

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    i used to have insomnia. i read "The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hahn fixed me up.
     
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    WiseOne roter Teufel

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    I have been taking Ambein since 2000 because of a head injury that left me %15 impaired and I have had to switch to Ambein Cr.when I take my nightly pills their is a blackout period about one hour later :hsugh:
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    I've suffered with insomnia for many years...on and off. Mostly off thank God....but the first 1/2 of 2007 it was in full rage. I was constantly awake and no matter what I tried, I couldn't sleep.

    My problems had to do with money, work and past issues that I had been lazy with and hadn't addressed. When I started addressing these issues, my insomnia has gone....thank God! I fucking HATE not being able to sleep.

    And noone really understands until they can't sleep. It's like if sleep is the ground, I would fall till I was about 6 inches from hitting the ground...then hover for 6+ hours. I would eventually collapse and sleep.

    To get off ambien, cut back and exercise. Then devise a plan to deal with your work. I've found that I can endure shitty situations if I have a plan to get out of them. What really torques me is when I don't have a plan and I feel stuck. I hate that.
     
  7. Got Me SOM

    Got Me SOM I'd win

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    Also eliminate all caffeine and sugars from diet. Exercise will help too. Stress is the big culprit.
     
  8. SS_Fanatic

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    I too find myself dependent on Ambien, I have been taking them for 6 months now and am also on a prescription of Lexapro to keep down the "mind chatter" at night. Recently, I have been going back to the gym and eating right. I have started sleeping better and am not taking the Ambien every night. The best thing I have found is to stop thinking about not being able to sleep, it'll stress you out for sure. I feel your pain, I really do. Good luck!
     
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    i also used to just start writing in bed while i was falling asleep, or trying to. always looked funny the next day :eofl:
     

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