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Posted by jane d on February 15, 2002, at 10:44:29

In reply to Re: withdrawing from sleeping pill addiction at home?, posted by Dona on February 14, 2002, at 19:49:25

Hi Dona,
You seem to have raised a lot of general issues here. I'm not sure I understand your own situation. Are you saying that you only abuse the ambien for a few days a month similar to a drinking binge? And then you take it continually to keep yourself high for several days? If you don't have ambien do you substitute something else? Do you use it at all the rest of the time?

You say that you function pretty well. If you are not risking overdose by swallowing handfuls at once and you are managing to hold your job I don't see what the harm is in trying to quit with your husband's help again. You would still have the option of a treatment program later if it didn't work.

I can understand how it would be hard to tell your doctor at this point. If it were me I think I would try to find the nerve to tell him. After all another way of looking at this is that you need to escape for a couple of days a month because the Prozac isn't working adequately. But you do risk being stigmatized as other people here will tell you.

I'm not very helpful I'm afraid but I am wishing you luck.





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