Apparently What Goes Up, Must Come Down
Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:00 PM
I'm much better now, I am still able to be up and productive all day around the house. I'm planting gardens, got the pool up and runnng, working on a quilt for our soon to be grand daughter. Getting out of the house too. Still a night and day difference from the last nine years!
I do have some depression creeping in, especially before bed and when I wake up, hopefully that won't get too bad.
Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:25 PM
You all here are such a source of encouragement I can't tell you how good it is to feel understood and how much I appreciate the helpful resources you share.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:01 PM
Our daughter-in-law is having a problematic pregnancy and this week I told them I'd drive up (1,000 miles) to help with their three boys. A few hours later I realized there was no way I could do that. I don't even know when I'll be good enough to go visit and see our new granddaughter. It was shocking to realize I need help making decisions right now.
Thankfully my husband is very understanding, I feel bad for him though, this has been a long, long haul. He agrees that I should sit at 7 mg. for now. Deep down I hope I can survive this.
Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:15 AM
Night and day as I see. What was the last dosage that you felt ok?
At what rate are you dropping?
You can go back up to this dosage if you want. I you decide to stay at seven mg, stay there for at least one week at the less till you stabilize.
Of course, there is no way for you to drive so far till all has settled.
There are no decisions to make, only to listen to your body. The family understands, I am sure. You come first for the moment. I know that you feel bad about not going, normal. Don't add burden to an already great burden. Xxx
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:27 AM
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:16 PM
I am not doing much better since I put a hold on the tapering, I'm actually just under 7 mg. at 34 beads, considering bumping back up to 8 mg and see if that helps. I am noticing a lot of obsessive thinking so I looked that up today. Turns out there is some instance of that with Ambien, especially when taking mirapex. My GP just prescribed that for me this week for some shoulder pain I've had! Hence the anxiety attack I had that night. My doctors are not much help here. I think I'm probably very sensitive to everything right now, I have to rethink anything I take.
I want to get off of Ambien too. It's been a good six weeks of sleeping, but the side affects are creeping up. I need to go as natural as possible so I'll be focused on the sleep hygiene to start.
Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:46 PM
FH, I will seriously consider staying on Ambien, thank you, as always for your well researched information.
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