Re: Stopping Ambien Cr 12.5
I took Ambien CR 12.5 mg for about 6 months. Before taking it I slept less than four hours a night for almost nine months. I stopped, cold turkey, with my doctor's permission, five days ago. I was *very* afraid I wouldn't sleep. I am sleeping like a baby. I only notice two things: I *do* still wake up around 3:00 every morning, but I am now able to go back to sleep (I wasn't before). Also, I feel really fatigued by about 6:00 pm. I don't know if that is because of stopping the pills. I remember my dreams a lot more without the pills.
At any rate, I am happy with my ability to sleep after discontinuing Ambien CR, and I do not feel adicted. So, there IS hope. Hang in there!