Quote from Astroboy529:Hi Everyone:
I'm currently using Restoril and/or Ambien for sleep and seem to have gotten dependent. I tried going "cold turkey" against my dr.s advice and it led to a complete meltdown as I was unable to sleep and it then created extreme anxiety. The traumas I've experienced are still fairly recent, and I clearly need to stay somewhat medicated for a while. I'm wondering if anyone has gone through a successful "detox" without the kind of hell I went through a few days ago.....Or, any other thoughts would be welcome
Taper slowly, cut a little bit off your pills until you get down to next to nothing. I also used Tylenol PM while I was tapering off and for several weeks after to help me sleep. Eventually I didn't need the Tylenol PM any longer -- and I did not get hooked on it.