STOPPED AMBIEN AND GOT MY MIND BACK

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by zion1971, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. zion1971

    zion1971 New Member

    hi everyone

    i recently quit ambien cold turkey after using it for almost 2 years. i feel like my mind is more clear. i still have brain fog, but the hangover that i have had for the past couple of years is gone. it is a wonderful feeling. also, ambien made me depressed, so i feel better in my mood too.

    my new problem is sleep. i find myself sleepy but unable to get a good deep sleep. i took flexeril, and still do, but after the first few days on it, i no longer have the deep sleep i did at first.

    please give me some suggestions. i don't want to feel like i HAVE to take the ambien.
  2. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    I use Klonopin for sleep. It is the only thing that has really helped me out in the long term. Ambien gave me amnesia and flexeril stopped working after a while.

    Michelle
  3. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    Have you tried something milder like Tylenol PM or
    Melatonin. Maybe a compo of the two under approval
    of an M.D. Like you, I tend to wonder if the meds
    just complicate some of the problems??

    Other ideas may be forthcoming here.
    MRDAD