Today I told my psych that the Ambien is just not working that well for me anymore. He did not seem surprised, as tolerance exists there too. He gave me samples of two new sleep aids and said "try both and pick one."
One is Lunesta which seems to be similar to Ambien but maybe a little stronger? The side effect profile seems more severe.
The other is Silenor, which is a brand new one. I am intrigued by this one, it's an old tricyclic re-marketed in very low doses as a sleep aid. But I don't know whether it will work because it mostly maintains sleep, and I need both.
Anybody out there take either? Thoughts? The silenor has a very favorable side effect profile and also is not a CNS depressant (although of course it has some CNS effects, they are due to histamine inhibition).