|>> || 1567586122257.jpg -(745080B / 727.62KB, 2592x1936) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. >>146956 |
It is, it's called Zolpidem. Along with Zopiclone (or eszopiclone in the US) and Zaleplon. Ambien is Sublinox up here and it showed up very late by 2014, and it's sublingual pill that's so thin it's practically a blotter. It tastes awful and it did very little to me. Although some internet pharmacy sent me generic pilled Ambien and woah, that worked great, but even if I forced myself not to sleep, I never got hallucinations.
Zaleplon which was great for me then, when it was still marketed, no more Starnoc, they were in capsules and snorting the very small amount of powder in them would make me see stars, like I was staring at the lightbulb of the ceiling of my dorm room, getting hypnotized by all the flashy spots of colours it would create and then lights out. But it's only for those who have problems getting asleep, which was me then, once I fell asleep, I slept fine, I just have that thing where I get sleepy at 3 AM and wake up at noon-1PM and since it took a long time before a psychiatrist diagnosed me with the actual big "I" Insomnia that I got real help, at first with those Starnocs and then when they were removed, tried Sublinox (ambien here), they taste like ass and aren't very efficient, not as awful tasting as zopiclone and then I was scripted Restoril 30mg caps and that does it real well, along with an Atarax 50mg (hydroxyzine), I try not to take 2 Restorils at once, I know how fast the tolerance builds up, so I try to use it only 4 days a week max but there's times even the atarax or sometimes OTC promethazine pills with one temaz isn't enough. I get brand name Restoril too, there's a shortage of generic temazepam so I'm given the brand name. I really like my psychiatrist, once he knew of my physical health issues being very real and being my 1st reason for debilitating anxiety that was GAD since I never flipped the fuck out really, just was losing it to lack of sleep as a young adult in college, in a program where with homework, it was 55-65 hours a week, I managed to sell some acid blotter back then (2000-2008), I don't care to admit to that and weed/hash, I didn't have to work some shit job on top of it. The Insomnia is since I'm a child and even a baby according to my mother and aunts who were sitters for me, if something caught my attention as I was being held while she watched TV at a very low volume, I would wake up when I was just about to fall asleep. The Dexedrine script helped for college, a lot, and also for social fluidity/having sex marathons with women, but it made the insomnia worse.
I really wanted what seemed like the holy grail that is Ambien back then, I was pissed off Health Canada was not approving it. All they would throw at me at first was trazodone (thanks for the seizure), Seroquel 25's, where its effect is purely antihistamine, the dopamine and other receptors being barely touched at all at that dose, but I got a tolerance to it after a while.
So, I ended up on Restoril + Atarax, about the best outcome for me, although I wish I could try out normal pill zolpidem, Sublinox is awful, any Canadian here tried it? It's not covered by my province's insurance either and is expensive as fuck, 44 bucks for 15 pills when I had the trial, they also only partially cover Zopiclone and Zolpidem back then, since the carcinogen effects associated with Z-drugs is overly stated by Health Ministers/Doctor associations.