Aug 18, 2009
I got six hours last night on Ambien CR. I honestly didn't think this medication would work for me because my problem seems to be primary RLS (in the arms) related to withdrawal. I was hesitant to take it because the doc said "Trazodone or Ambien, not both", and the Trazadone had been giving me 4 hours most nights. I thought without a strong quick tired feeling I wouldn't be able to overwhelm that terrible RLS feeling enough to drop off. However, I did exactly what you're supposed to do - take the pill at bedtime, make the room dark, lie in one position, stay still, think relaxing thoughts, and doze off. So, I slept from 10:00pm-4:00am and then just hung out in bed awake until 6am. I really really hope this works out again tonight. I've been exercising like a madman to try to overwhelm the fatigue I'm experiencing, but that's only going to work if I get some sleep once in a while.