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Ambien for benzo withdrawal by Wesley Carringbock - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:03:45 EST ID:rf6gn85y No.137011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Would Ambien stop benzodiazepine withdrawal?
Dr. Katz - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:56:54 EST ID:LNlHBoqv No.137013 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ambien acts on the same receptors as benzodiazepines, but would not be ideal for withdrawals due to an incredibly short half-life and duration of action.
Wesley Carringbock - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 02:13:57 EST ID:rf6gn85y No.137019 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am asking because I'm going through benzo withdrawal and I'm wondering if that would hinder the process.
William Snodspear - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:46:43 EST ID:K4DwwT9K No.137039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well yeah, it acts on the same receptors in the same way. Mechanistically there's no real difference between z-drugs and benzos.
Shitting Smallridge - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:49:24 EST ID:AM2IXNTC No.137048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But it of course doesn't last as long. So in other words, yeah it'll be more helpful than drinking beer but it'll wear off soon enough and basically just help take the edge of the process.
Ernest Grimbanks - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:40:41 EST ID:Ox/yCmUc No.137180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
z-drugs are more selective for certain receptor subtypes so it's not entirely interchangeable but they're similar enough. Something is going on with them considering the crazy delirious hallucinations that you can get with them but not benzos.
Dr. Mario !gWLn19/oKs - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:09:26 EST ID:8Q1aoe1K No.137185 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This. I recall Ambien being more selective for GABAa, whereas most benzos are non selective? Yet Lunesta seems to be non mostly non selective as well. This is why I hypothesize Lunesta is less likely to cause hallucinations compared to Ambien. I forget where Sonata lies within this comparison.

For the record, if I was in benzo WD my health's at risk, seizures aren't fun. If all I had was alcohol, I would drink either light beer or diet cola no caffeine w/ rum, just 1 serving per hour slowly sipping as much as you can. Then you kill the drink at 1hr. Consistency is key. Then to sleep I would probably do 2-5 drinks and try to get some sleep. Just don't run out of booze, and your body will only be able to handle this for 3. maybe 4 days max.

>ambien vs booze

definitvely take Ambien. OP it's perfectly legitimately to hop off benzos and use z drugs to sleep temporarily. It's more drastic than a taper.

The key is staying within medical dosing rang or forget it. Even with my tolerance, I usually never take more than 2-3 of the highest dose of each z drug. It's either not strong enough, worse delusions of sobriety than benzos, or too strong, possible tripping (I haven't tried it in high enough doses yet. I want to try weed+Ambien+say 200-300mg dxm hbr if it's safe to trip). It's too inconsistent person to person. I see one person take 10 ambien and drink an entire pint of spirits, and another guy take 1mg of pharma xanax with 2 ambien and he sleep walks into the car and sleep drives it into the garage door at 3mph.

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