Ambien Withdrawal

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Ambien withdrawal symptoms

It can be hard to identify Ambien abuse because the drug is so common in the United States. Like many types of opioids and benzodiazepines, the perceptual lines between sleeping pill use and abuse can often get blurred, as many times these drugs are legally prescribed by a doctor. Physical and psychological withdrawal is often the clearest early indicator or abuse, so it’s important to monitor your own intake as well as your loved ones’ as use continues. While the scope and duration of Ambien withdrawal symptoms will vary according to their specific history, some of the more common include insomnia, stomach cramps, muscle spasms, joint pain, flu-like symptoms, nausea and vomiting, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and much more. If you’re experiencing these symptoms or any other associated with your Ambien use, talk to your prescribing physician immediately.

Ambien withdrawal timeline

Ambien abuse creates serious and potentially permanent changes in neurobiology and renders patients vulnerable fairly difficult withdrawal after a relatively short time. For many users, withdrawal symptoms can develop in as little as a few hours after the last cycle of treatment and they can last for days. Early withdrawal symptoms manifest into the acute stage in about 24-48 hours and can last for another two days. As symptoms start to taper off and become less severe, withdrawal becomes more tolerable and Ambien recovery becomes more possible. Symptoms of Ambien withdrawal can last for weeks or even months after treatment is deployed. It’s important that patients continue to work with their doctors if they’re still experiencing symptoms that are disruptive to their lives. Following Ambien detox and withdrawal treatment, patients may need Ambien rehab to address the behavioral aspects of their conditions.

Ambien withdrawal treatment

Like all other types of substance abuse withdrawal, Ambien withdrawal should be treated through professional, medically supervised detoxification. Withdrawal is a medical condition, just like hypertension, diabetes or anything else, and should be treated as such. Recovery offers experienced doctors and nurses to help alleviate symptoms and intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Patients who try to withdrawal from Ambien on their own often run a heightened risk of relapse.

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