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So I have been experimenting with larger than usual dosages of both ambien and xanax at the same time because my dr is giving me the OK to see which dose works for me. For example, tonight I ate 6mg of xanax and 70mg ambien, yes i typed that right lol. But the thing is, I am honestly not feeling much at all even after eating 3 bars and 8 ambien and its frustrating as h**l !

Does anybody else mix this combination for sleep? The dr said I can take either 2.5-5mg of ativan or up to 8mg of xanax along with ambien 80mg for insomnia. Now this only went through insurance because I have 1 primary and 3 secondary so basically if one insurance rejects the claim, another one of my secondary insurances will pay.

Anyway heres the big question. I know I do have a high tolerance for benzos, I was on valium 40mg for quite a few months and have been on benzos since 2014. But has anybody else taken something along these doses together for insomnia? Quite curious what you guys have to say about this...

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Wow- I'm pretty impressed your doc lets you do that. To me doses that high might indicate that you need some additional help from another med approach. I'd be worried about the rebound insomnia if you had to switch/come off those meds cuz that would be one hell of a titration schedule. However, you've tried all the other usual stuff for sleep right? So don't get me wrong I don't blame you for trying to get relief I just wonder how sustainable that is longer term

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11 hours ago, Iceberg said:

Wow- I'm pretty impressed your doc lets you do that. To me doses that high might indicate that you need some additional help from another med approach. 

^^This^^.........However, mmaryland, from what you listed as past meds, I see you haven't tried Belsomra.....That might be worth a try, at least.

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I take 1 mg Klonopin and 6 mg Lunesta and don't have any morning hangover. I've been on this dose for over 10 years so obviously tolerance is not an issue.

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@notloki tolerance varies from person to person, so although you may not have any to Klonopin, congrats, but that doesn't mean that it can't happen to everyone else.

@crazyredhead yea i have tried belsomra for 2 weeks even at the 20mg dose and nothing. I've tried almost all sleep meds you can name besides Xyrem

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35 minutes ago, mmaryland said:

@crazyredhead yea i have tried belsomra for 2 weeks even at the 20mg dose and nothing. I've tried almost all sleep meds you can name besides Xyrem

Considering that your pdoc is pretty open-minded, maybe Halcion?..

 Low- dose Thorazine?.....

Just throwing those out there.......

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8 minutes ago, CrazyRedhead said:

Considering that your pdoc is pretty open-minded, maybe Halcion?.......Low dose Thorazine?.....

Just throwing those out there.......

been there too with the halcion, worked wonderfully but wanted to pull me off of it. And no thanks to the thorazine, I am actually really going to ask about Halcion next time I visit my doc which is tomorrow. So any other suggestions other than maybe the halcion?

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Just now, mmaryland said:

been there too with the halcion, worked wonderfully but wanted to pull me off of it. And no thanks to the thorazine, I am actually really going to ask about Halcion next time I visit my doc which is tomorrow. So any other suggestions other than maybe the halcion?

I think it would be a good idea to ask about the Halcion again, since it worked well before..........Another suggestion would be Dalmane (flurazepam).....

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Just now, CrazyRedhead said:

I think it would be a good idea to ask about the Halcion again, since it worked well before..........Another suggestion would be Dalmane (flurazepam).....

Dalmane, got it thanks! I mean is it long or short half life? I think I need something like Halcion since I have initiation insomnia, once I am asleep im usually out cold, it's just getting to sleep is my biggest issue. 

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16 minutes ago, mmaryland said:

Dalmane, got it thanks! I mean is it long or short half life? I think I need something like Halcion since I have initiation insomnia, once I am asleep im usually out cold, it's just getting to sleep is my biggest issue. 

From what I have read, Dalmane has a longer half-life than Halcion......

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4 hours ago, mmaryland said:

been there too with the halcion, worked wonderfully but wanted to pull me off of it. And no thanks to the thorazine, I am actually really going to ask about Halcion next time I visit my doc which is tomorrow. So any other suggestions other than maybe the halcion?

What bothers you about Thorazine? 

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