Ambien no longer working, next?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RitaF, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. RitaF

    RitaF Member

    hi, i've been using ambien daily for about a year and now it no longer works. what should i suggest to my Dr. to try next?

    earlier i used ambien just for travelling; that worked then.

    thanks, Rita
  2. Asatrump

    Asatrump New Member

    After I use ambien daily I build up kind of an immunity. Then I stop taking it for several days, generally using valium and soma. Once the ambien is out of your system, when you start it again it usually works fine. I do this repeatedly.

    Good luck
  3. KerryK

    KerryK Member

    A low dose of Elavil can be very helpful for sleep.
  4. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    I do similar to Asatrump rotating between Soma, Valium and Ambien - this mostly has worked for several years now although I do get the odd sleepless night or restless sleep.

    I tend to use the Valium when I have increased muscle stifffness as it works well for that and the Ambien when I think I just need a little help falling asleep. The Soma is the best for sleep for me but I have been weaning off it as it's been discontinued in Europe (where I live).

    However if you can get Soma, it's the best one for restorative sleep (for me anyway) and never seemed to stop working. You don't need much either.

    Good luck,

    Love Bunchy x

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