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Ambien vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Ambien

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Other Names: Zolpidem   Ambien CR   Stilnoct   Stillnox   Edluar

Xanax

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/ 471,946 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
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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
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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By Lisa
November 21, 2013
Lisa wrote
Vomiting
Lisa, if you are feeling depressed you should reach out to family or friends. Do you have anyone you can talk to?
March 14, 2014
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By Tommy
October 3, 2013
Tommy wrote
ambiem
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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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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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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What patients are saying about Ambien vs. Xanax

13,477 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to me with Ambien, which led to Xanax during the day, which...
...what happened to me with Ambien, which led to Xanax during the day, which led...
me. I tried to stop xanax and started ambien for a week or...
...Ambien doesn't do much for me. I tried to stop xanax and started ambien for a week...
tapered off of Xanax prior to my Ambien taper. My symptoms...
...prior to my Ambien taper. My symptoms kicked up a bit when I got down to the 3mg. mark and I realized that I needed to make smaller cuts at that point.  Again, you may not have all the...
than the results sometimes...but I am going to try the Xanax...
...any side effects, but I do sleep untill at least 9am since I'm not working. I have a head thing about pills, I've gotten over it alot since doing this little number! I'm more afaid of the side effe...
I had to go to Xanax to stop the akesthia ambien created. ...
...of interdose withdrawal with ambien.  When I was on ...I had to go to Xanax to stop the akesthia ambien created.  But I was able to stop ambien cold when I switc...
am off the ambien and working on the xanax right...
Hey [...].....I am off the ambien and working on the xanax right now. I think it will be a while...
going to switch from xanax to ambien for sleeping. Swim...
...Swim is also taking a multi vitamin in the morning. ...sense of accomplishment. Swim is also going to switch from xanax to ambien for sleeping. Swim has stopped taking trazadone because it wasn'...
been taking ambien prior to his xanax use?  Any more than...
...more comfortable doing that.  BTW, ambien has an even shorter half-life than xanax so that might account for ...symptoms.  Had he been taking ambien prior to his xanax use?  Any more than 5mg...
to take before bedtime (he was going to prescribe Ambien...
...prescribed .25 mg of Xanax to take before bedtime (he was going to prescribe Ambien but changed his mind). However, I've been taking it around 10 in the morning. It makes me sleepy for about...
the remainder of my Ambien away and now resort to Xanax
I had a rather, er, interesting experience with SE's from Ambien..... I took it for a year or so, and ...the night before, I flushed the remainder of my Ambien away and now resort to Xanax...
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