I was prescribed xanax about a year ago for panic attacks due to a rape and I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic stress. I never took them at that time. I don't like to take pills at all. They prescribed me Lunesta for sleeping. It worked pretty good.
I had a miscarriage April 18th and haven't had a good night sleep since. I haven't slept more than 3 or 4 hours. I asked my Dr to prescribe me something to help me sleep which I didn't hear from him after a few days I started taking the xanax and it knocked me out for a good 8 hours.
I finally got the generic ambien prescribed. It helped me fall asleep fast for a few nights but never kept me asleep longer than 4 hours. After tossing and turning for a few hours I would end up taking another one to fall back asleep and get 4 more hours of sleep. It's now been almost a week and now it's not even putting me to sleep what is up with this have I built a tolerance up already in 7 nights from taking two a night sometimes. even though they were 4-6 hours apart.
I do not respond to generic Ambien the same as the brand Ambien. I would recommend trying the brand, if you can afford it. It can make all of the difference.
I am so, so sorry to hear about your miscarriage and your post traumatic stress. Sleep will be very important in your recovery, so I hope that you can get this resolved. I would not recommend using xanax for sleep, however.
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