What causes headache and heartburn after taking Ambien?
These symptoms are not related to Ambien so no need to worry
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I can understand your concern. Ambien is Zolpidem and the drug is a good hypnotic drug. It is not common to develop the heartburn or GIT side effects with this drug at these doses. Yes headache may occur when the drug is started in any individual but that should last for a week only.
So other possibility for your symptoms could be due to withdrawal from Trazodon. Trazodon withdrawal may present with such symptoms and individual may suffer increased GIT upset like symptoms. Trazodon and Zolpidem works by different actions and shift from Trazodon to Zolpidem may be the reason for your symptoms.
As per my opinion there is no need to worry, continue to take Pepcid 40 as you has been advised by your doctor and your symptoms should reduce in about a week. There are no other symptoms of withdrawal so no need to worry.
Thanks, hope this helps you. Please ask again if you have more doubts.
Yes its safe to increase the dose to 10 mg of Ambien
Normal doses of Zolpidem are in range of 10-12.5 mg so 10 mg dose is safe. It is safe to increase the dose to 10 mg. It will work even if it didn't work on first day.
Yes the muscle pain will go in a week. These could be due to withdrawal so no need to worry.
Pepcid will not cause stomach discomfort
No Pepcid should result in improvement of symptoms of GERD and heart burn. It will not increase or cause stomach discomfort. As per my opinion discontinue the Pepcid after about about 2 weeks in consultation of your doctor.
If the drug doesn't cause improvement discuss with your doc for antacid
Most likely you will feel improvement in symptoms of GERD and if even the symptoms persist you can discuss with your doctor for addition of other medicine for GERD like antacids (alumina, magnesia combination etc). These will provide relief in symptoms. In the mean time your sleep should improve and this will also reduce the problems of heart burn.
If the soreness in your arm is localised then this could be some minor inflammation and it need evaluation by examination. If its dull ache at non specific site then it could be due to somatic symptoms or due to withdrawal of medicines. As per my opinion improvement in sleep will reduce your stress and your symptoms should improve.
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