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Re: So Zolpidem is less addictive than Lorazepam?

Posted by SLS on August 24, 2021, at 13:18:05

In reply to Re: So Zolpidem is less addictive than Lorazepam?, posted by undopaminergic on August 24, 2021, at 9:14:25

> > So Zolpidem is less addictive than Lorazepam? (nm)


And check this out: You can stop taking zolpidem (Ambien) all at once and suffer no withdrawal effects except for a short stint of partial rebound insomnia.

> I think so. It is a more partial GABA-receptor modulator that has found use specifically for insomnia, rather anxiety for instance, and I think the anti-anxiety property is the most addictive aspect of benzodiazepines. Psychologically, however, it is probably as addictive as other hypnotics.
> -undopaminergic

You are 100% right about becoming psychologically dependent on zolpidem. If your mind is very active when you go to bed, zolpidem is great. However, you start taking the easy way out. You don't bother to ever sooth your mind to allow yourself to fall asleep. Zolpidem does it for you. Sleep comes on all at once. You don't remember much the next morning. It is almost as amnesic as triazolam (Halcion). There is really no system wide physiological dependence that develops. No rebound anxiety. No tremors. No brain zaps. I have done this before. This time, I will be coming off of it by cutting the pills in half initially, and moving down from there. It depends on how much rebound insomnia emerges.

DANGER: Night eating.

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I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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