Re: Herniated Disc and Ambien
Ambien and all hypnotic type drugs don't just become semi-ineffective with such regular longterm use, they become counter effective and dangerous. They keep you from good sleep. You are lucky you were able to come off it without more major events and difficulties. It can take months for a normal sleep cycle to return. Natural sleep supplements might help. But since you have now researched it you know all this. Glad your dentist got you headed back in the right direction.
Severe DDD, Severe neural foraminal stenosis at 2 levels, moderate canal stenosis at 2 levels, significantly impaired left shoulder & arm function. Chronic moderate compression fracture at C6.