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03 Apr 2007

rebound insomnia after stopping zolpidem
Hi Doc,
Please help! Under my psychiatrist's supervision I stopped taking Remeron about 6 weeks ago. I couldn't sleep after stopping it, so he prescribed Zolpidem for a month while I adjusted etc. Now I've stopped the Zolpidem, but am experiencing "rebound insomnia" - taking around 4 hours to fall asleep, and waking up often. This has been going on for over a week now. Dr says I must just wait for it to pass. How much longer can this last? Is there anything I can do or take to normalise my sleeping patterns again? (I'm already avoiding caffeine, alcohol, etc) I'm desperate to sleep normally again! Any suggestions?
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01 Jan 0001

As far as I recall, Zolpidem itself should be out of your system fairly early. Check the archives of this forum as we've discussed sleeping problems many times, and I think there is also other material on sleep elsewhere within H24.
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