I am sure my wife has symptoms of ambien addiction. I’d like to help her somehow but it’s obvious my approach is so wrong. She started taking ambien longer than a year ago for chronic insomnia and now she is constantly on ambien I think she will lose her job if she continues like this. She is sleepy all the time, feel dizzy, she’s got coordination difficulties and is so thinking changeable and her behavior is odd also for it’s like she would have one opinion now and would change it in half an hour. I’m positive she’s ambien addict but the question is what I could do to get my wife back.
You could do much if you make her aware that she’s ambien addict for it is likely to be so and the worse thing is that those are not all the ambien addiction symptoms or to be more precise side effects. The good thing for start is even having a husband concerned like you’re for it helps a lot in making someone to start with ambient rehab treatment. I was also ambient addicted and know that ambien might cause even amnesia I used to forget everything after taking ambien but these are not all the possible ambien side effects for the list of ambient side effects is much longer: high blood pressure, fatigue, eye irritation, dry mouth, double vision, fatigue, dizziness, high blood sugar I even suffered from joint paint and bladder problems and my skin was all covered with rash. But finally I somehow decided to seek for help in Drug and Rehab Treatment Center, you got them worldwide and their rehabilitation programs are based on social education manner in treating addicts and are based on knowledge and constructive recovery steps. It took me 4 months to get rid of my addiction but it is worth it trust me. And if your wife is usually relaxed after taking ambient, or if she shows mood changing if she is extremely sensitive to light and sounds, whenever she feels unpleasant while is on ambien withdrawal or if she is preoccupied whenever she runs out of ambient than those are good signs of ambient addiction and she need to get an withdrawal treatment.
You wrote to melinde:
"finally I somehow decided to seek for help in Drug and Rehab Treatment Center, you got them worldwide and their rehabilitation programs are based on social education manner in treating addicts and are based on knowledge and constructive recovery steps. "
I called several rehab facilities and they just said they are not equipped for that sort of addiction. Kore please feel free to contact me directly, as I would like to hear more of your story and treatment.
I have been hospitalized and diagnosed with also.
I have been an Ambien addict for almost 6 years. Worked well in the beginning. When I took my first dose, within ten minutes I was out like a light. Or at least I thought I was. My husband told me of the crazy things I would say. I always fell when I would get up to use the bathroom. After taking if for a while 10mg didn't work as well and it took more to get me to sleep. Ambien is very addictive and fast. I almost wrecked a 10-year marriage because of it. My husband loves me as you love your wife. I am a popular and once was a full time round dance instructor and it has affected my business severely. I rely in private lessons rather than classes because I my clients can be flexible to my sleep.
I hope and pray (truly) every day that I will someday overcome this serious addiction.
If your wife is using Ambien every night more than likely she is addicted. There is hope but it make take some sort of intervention. Because of laws her doctor cant talk to you. You should explain your situation to your doctor. He or she might just have some advice for you.
Hope the information was useful.
I can relate to your situation, as I have been an Ambien addict for over 6 years. I do have insurance though. My insurance pays for a 30-day supply. I run through this in 15 days or less. Like you I spend a better of 200 plus a month to get all the Ambien I require. Ambien has changed me in so many ways mentally. I have had no success with trying to kick the addiction on my own. To this day I have not found any facility that is equipped to really handle Ambien addiction. Most facilities noted for prescription addiction are religious based. This simply wouldn't be the best for of treatment for myself.
ambien can be highly psychologically addicting. physiologically, it has little addictive potential. weening doses is appropriate when you decide to stop treatment with ambien.
of course, if you typically watch tv before bed, take an ambien, and fall asleep; this will not occur once you stop ambien. watching tv before bed is a terrible habit and will keep you awake (turn your body "back on" or more alert).
try working on sleep habits while you are on ambien. allow yourself to get drowsy, take your ambien while in bed, and go to sleep.
hopefully, when you stop the ambien, you can maintain these healthy sleep habits. and hopefully, after a few days or weeks of bad sleep, you will be able to stay off of ambien.
i am not a doctor, but a concerned patient. please always talk to your doctor before making any adjustments to your medications and before following advice you find online.
I do still have periods of time that I don't remember if I don't go to sleep right away. But I usually take it right when I lay my head down.
I can make my prescription last the whole month. Overall, I don't have any bad symptoms. I make it through the day, I'm not falling over or any other problems, but I'm just afraid it is doing something to me that I am not feeling.
I would like to get off of it, but not sure how to do it without losing sleep for weeks. And wanting to kill everyone.
What do I do?
a time, where a half used to do the trick. It has been several years
in the process.
This is a dangerous drug.
You cannot help your wife with this addiction, or any addiction for that
matter. If she is truly addicted she will not stop this behavior regardless
of any threat of any action.
Reporting this behavior to a doctor will mean she will just go see someone
else, and is a waste of your time.
Help yourself, go to Nar-anon meetings.
Find peace within yourself to accept her as an addict, but at the
same time pray that she will get help, in her own way and her own time
no matter how low she goes with the addiction/
In the end helping yourself first has the best chances of helping her in the
I am sincere and easy to work with. Completely confidential. Names will be changed to protect identity.
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There's an alcohol and drug rehab center in Havre De Grace Maryland called Ashley... i did a 28 day there for treatment (it was a little costly though at 30000)
Hope this helps