I have back problems from a back operation 10 years ago. During the course of the day I don't encounter too many problems because I have learned to take it easy. Unfortunately stress seems to cause me more problems than it used to and I often have trouble sleeping.
I asked my doctor for a sleep aid and he prescribed Ambien and it worked wonderfully. I slept all night and it gave me a (and this is hard to describe) sense of "feeling good". I know that's sounds like I was just getting high off of it but that's not it. When I would be "wounded-up tight" after a day of school (I teach special-ed high school students)it bascially relaxed me better than Ativan.
Here's my question: After 6 or 7 months my doctor would not refill. He said I couldn't be on Ambien that long. He didn't prescribe another sleep aid. I was only taking one Ambien a day so I wasn't abusing the meds. In addition to the Ambien I take 1 500 mg Naprosin. I told the doctor that this med. really helped me but he refused to fill it again. Does anyone have any thoughts? Should I look for another doctor? It's really a shame when you find something that does help and then it's taken away.