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Ambien vs. Topamax for Anxiety

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Ambien

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/ 169,623 posts
Other Names: Zolpidem   Ambien CR   Stilnoct   Stillnox   Edluar

Topamax

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/ 97,346 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
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Based on 169,623 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Zolpidem (Ambien, Stilnox) is a prescription drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class that potentiates Gamma-Aminobutyri... Read more on Wikipedia
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By sam
April 19, 2014
sam wrote
ambien and sore mouth
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
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Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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By Lisa
November 21, 2013
Lisa wrote
Vomiting
Lisa, this sounds like more than a depression for the realm of family and friends, though a listening ear from someone close is still invaluable. I have some questions to ask you before I give the rest of my comments. Respond here that you got this and we can continue this privately.
K  |  April 20, 2014
Lisa, if you are feeling depressed you should reach out to family or friends. Do you have anyone you can talk to?
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By Tommy
October 3, 2013
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ambiem
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By Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Bad Sleep Aid, Great Creativity Aid
It is nice to know it help you to do good things. All I do is vomit or get knocked out.
Lisa  |  November 21, 2013
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What patients are saying about Ambien vs. Topamax

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I wish I could get sleep. I just changed meds from topamax...
...all. The ambien sometimes works others I am up all night. I am so tired been over a year since I had any real sleep. I wish I could get sleep. I just changed meds from topamax, wellbutrin and...
I am on Topamax, Rivotril and Lexapro besides Ambien....
Bethany: I am on Topamax, Rivotril and Lexapro besides Ambien. I used to be on ...so I switched...
but I alternate between taking ambiem and prosom for sleep....
...between taking ambiem and prosom for sleep. I have been taking Ambien for a month and it has made me unbelivably grouchy so I decided to change to the prosom and ...was the topamax that was...
probably stop Zyprexa and replace it with 100 mg of Topomax...
...the prescribed dosage. I have since managed to switch my meds to 10 mg Zyprexa and tomorrow I am seeing my pdoc and will probably stop Zyprexa and replace it with 100 mg of Topomax, since I would...
changed my Ambien CR to regular Ambien because of the...
...help some of the symptoms. Topomax. I have to rant up ...hear this works well. My pain doctor changed my Ambien CR to regular Ambien because of the weird things...
I'm on Ambien & Topamax which helps a little, although it's...
...I myself have had problems with Insomnia since I was dx with Bipolar Disorder. After my TAH/BSO it of course has gotten much worse. Currently, I'm on Ambien & Topamax which helps a little, although...
case, I'd be inclined to blame it on the Topamax or the...
...since I started taking Xanax a few years ago. And regular use of Ambien is certainly not happening. In your case, I'd be inclined to blame it on the Topamax or the Ativan. But...
sleeping pills...and ambian. None work. I take topomax that...
...topomax that does succeed in at least making me sleepy but doesnt push me over the edge. I am going in on Tuesday to do a sleep test overnite. I am not allowed to sleep on Monday at all. Should be ...
as directed, 100 at night, 100 during the day, it helps...
...nightly for insomnia, when I can start seeing myself gaining weight, I take ambien in place of ...when i take my topamax (200mg) as directed, 100 at night, 100 during the day, it helps with wei...
pill because I also take topamax with it and I was feeling...
...pill because I also take topamax with it and I was feeling druged in a.m. I have no side effects with this pill as I did with ambian. and it is cheap. It does take awile to...
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