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Ambien addiction

So I was just curious..im forever addicted to ambien? i was prescribed it 2 years go along with lexapo and i was taking 3 times the recommended amount..i notice from people that i was getting myself way in over my heard so i went to a new psychiatrist who put me on a did sleeping pill which worked too well...now im back on ambien and i take it during the day and when im severely depressed the only thing getting me through the day is either taking one during the day or know i can take a few later...i have totaled my car because of this last month...but right now im in a horrible spot in my life and all i want to do it just take ambien...i am what so ever not proud of my and i cant afford a rehab but its the only thing that makes me get the lowest of the low days :( help
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Not forever but it will take effort.     You need to get some special help as soon as possible.    Not only are you high in dose but you're taking it during the day which is not how it's used.     You're probably using this drug like you would a benzo drug.     While you can't afford to go into rehab,  you need to look in your area to see what help you can get.
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hi we are getting more and more of the Z meds in the forum more and more people like yourself are abusing them....this is nothing you can just stop taking go to your prescribing doctor and tell him what you have been doing.....he will be able to put you ona proper taper plan to get you off this med....tapering is no fun but it is doable your not hopelessly addicted you will be able to get off with your doctors help....dont be scared of telling him chances are your not the firest one he has seen do this with this med keep posting for support and let us know how that dr visit turns out........Gnarly  
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I am in the same boat but I have taken it a bit further. I am 5 months pregnant and still can not get off the Ambien. I ended up putting myself in rehab after about 1 yr and a half on it because I would take 2 to go to sleep and then wake up to an empty bottle and my hair colored and all kinds of stuff. I got off the Ambien but ended up on xanax and used that the same way. For me I feel I am not addicted to Ambien but I am addicted to sleep. Thats what I use to get away from whatever I am feeling. I have been on Ambien 4 years and now my Dr says I can take an extra dose to get back to sleep if I need to but I usually want to take 1 during the day too. I really do feel your pain because it causes a lot of trouble in my marriage and family life. I will be praying for you.
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Ive been on ambien for 6 years. I buy it from a pharmacist and only allow myself 1 per day, always before bed. I find that it doesnt work like it first did but fortunately Im really strong and able to keep it at one a day. There have been times I didnt have it and could not sleep at all... I went once for about 8 days without it and I was like a zombie, it was hell not being able to sleep and my heart racing all night long...  Also, ambien makes you do the craziest things. My friends tell me I text and call them but I dont remember doing that.. and I once had sex with a guy who was only a friend because he claims I called him and begged him so he obliged.. I only knew because I found condom wrappers in my garbage the next morning and thankgod he said I insisted on those too.
The point is, if you are taking more than one at night for sleep issues you do need to address that but I dont want you to feel alone, I know at least 3 other people besides myself personally, with ambien issues. Good luck!
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