I am stronger. I am functioning. I am almost to the point where I can go "meh", STBXH would not be strong enough to support me through all of this. I haven't taken anti-anxiety pills for 6 weeks. I am now ready to stop taking my Ambien CR. My dr said start taking it every other day, then every 2 days. I did a google search, looks like it could get ugly for withdrawals. Anyone have experienced quitting and having a bad time of it. Been just over a year of taking them.
They have a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one." — Daenerys Targaryen
Good luck, and do report what your final strategy was and how it went.
I had to take Xanax and Ambien together to sleep more than 3 hours. I stopped Xanax first, then a few months later tapered off the Ambien.
ETA: I used generic Ambien, so I don't know about CR.
[This message edited by TrustedHer at 10:12 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)]
Ambien CR isn't that different from regular ambien. It only exists because ambien went generic and the drug company wanted to make more money. That being said you can't break up CR pills. With generic ambien ou can wean off of it by taking a half for awhile then a fourth, etc. so basically you need to get a generic script from your doctor.
[This message edited by purplejacket4 at 10:35 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)]
if it were me I'd be looking to go off the CR and transition to plain Ambien, then titrate that down. I'm all for painless transitions.....