Musicman: Maybe your unconscious was smarter than us and flushed those ambiens!
I think I'll just try not to take ANYTHING starting tonight, just to clean my body a bit and see how it sleeps after that, and then I'll maybe ask for a xanax or valium ONLY to take on Sunday evenings if I have to (on Mondays I have to speak in front of 24 people and I just can't do this completely messed up). I just need to find a new psychiatrist, who is willing to help but also put a bit of a brake on this pill-use. (This guy is really bad, he was asking my friend, who with a lot of effort managed to get himself off of ambien and benzos: "you really don't want another prescription?"… he doesn't care at all.)
Carolyn: I DO have a thyroid condition – I'm hypo – do you have hypothyroidism or hyper? But when they put me on Levoxyl (VERY small dosage), I felt as if I was plugged into an electrical outlet. (Too much energy, heart pounding, panic, waking up with palpitations…) So I had to get off of it. Now you make me think….
Homie: I'm only on sleep-aids and a bit of benzos now and then… I don't know if I'm physically addicted, but boy – psychologically I definitely am… I just want to sleep normally and not be miserable. If I manage to get control over my sleep, I know I'll be a happier person. After taking the last valium at 6 am and drifting off at 7 am (my work schedule is different every day), I feel like crap today.
You guys are a huge help!
ps. I am active here and on Ambien and Withdrawal page, these two forums are keeping me sane.