I'm posting on here because I am so frustrated with my sleeping problems and I'm needing some encouragement, advice, and opinions. So pleeeaase help lol. I will start by explaining what is going on and what I'm taking. I'm 25....have had sleeping problems for years, chronic back/neck pain, and ADD. About 1 1/2 yrs ago my doctor prescribed me 10mg ambien, 20mg citalopram, and 70mg IR adderall daily. At first this combo of everything seemed to be a miracle treatment for me....I was able to sleep, be in a good mood, have energy, and more patience.
After a while I started to notice that the ambien wasn't really helping me sleep anymore so I decided to take more. Started with just taking one and a half then told my doctor about it and he said I could take 2. Well of course after a while my body needed even more to sleep so now I take 2 1/2 every night, sometimes I have taken 3 or 3 1/2. When I first started taking them I thought the feeling was enjoyable....it was like my nightly escape from reality. I stopped thinking and stressing about problems in my life.
Well things are different now. Its created more stress than I could have imagined! I have to worry about how much its gonna cost, if I'm gonna run out too soon because I'm taking too much, will my doctor reply to my refill request on time, how early can I get a refill without getting denied??? These are questions I ask myself almost daily! I dont want to do it anymore, I hate taking pills in order to sleep every night. The only other thing that works for me is taking xanax which I actually prefer over the ambien because I feel like I can actually fall asleep myself instead of being in a drug induced coma pretty much. I'm not thrilled with the fact that I have to take something in order to sleep but I'm also relieved to know that I can sleep without ambien. It might be supplemented with something else but for me it's an accomplishment and small step to getting away from sleeping pills!
I'm sorry this is so long and boring to read....I have so much more that I wanted to put but didn't want to torture yall with more details lol. But anything anyone has to say is appreciated! Thanks