Addiction: Social Community
Can I be addicted to Ambien after only 1 month!?
About This Community:

This community is where you can chat with other members about day-to-day issues and topics. This community is not monitored by medical professionals. If you have questions or are in need of support for substance abuse and addiction, please visit our Substance Abuse Addiction Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Can I be addicted to Ambien after only 1 month!?

I was prescribed 10 mg Ambien after having a major back surgery about a month ago. It definitely helped me sleep but now I CRAVE the stupid stuff at night and can't sleep w/o it! In just the short period of time I've been on it, 10 mg stopped working and now I need to take 15 mg to sleep. My boyfriend also told me I had short conversations with him about 2 or 3 times that I dont remember at all.

I attempted last night to stop taking it and went through major withdrawal symptoms...couldnt sleep b/c I was so agitated, got nauseous (didnt vomit though), chills, then broke out in sweat...back and forth all night. Now I just feel like a huge ball of nerves today and cant even leave the house. It was like I was going through detox but I dont think thats even possible after only a month, is it?

Is it really possible to get addicted that quickly to a freakin sleep med? If it is, how long will I feel like this? I thought I'd feel better today but I feel worse. Can anyone offer any advise please?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
401786_tn?1309155634
You are physically dependant..not addicted...your doc should have warned you about this...and that to stop the med, you need to wean off.  Rebound insomnia can occur when stopping the med with or without dependancy...Please call your doctor and let him/her know what's going on..
Blank
518798_tn?1295215879
AMEN!  AMEN!  AMEN!

That was my drug of choice for about 2 years and it nearly killed me.  If I can go back and find my post on it, I will message it to you.  That is not something you need to play around with.
Susan
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Social Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Addiction Answerers
3197167_tn?1348972206
Blank
clean_in_ks
KS
4113881_tn?1401895587
Blank
ActingBrandNew
Torrance, CA
6942344_tn?1410169826
Blank
Amandag78
Perth, Australia
271792_tn?1334983257
Blank
IBKleen
Cumberland Plateau, TN
4522800_tn?1405696702
Blank
VICourageous
ID
1235186_tn?1339127464
Blank
atthebeach
on the beach, NJ