I've been taking ambien on and off for the last 4 years for insomnia and wonder if any other nurses are on it too. My concern is that I'm addicted and don't know it? I take 5mg 4/5 X a week and when I do, it's straight to bed. I realize that it's considered a non benzodiazapine and supposedly non physically addictive. However, there are many who claims there are definite physical and mental withdrawal symptoms; signs of addiction. There are numerous forums on this debate all over the web, but I wanted the opinions of people in the medical field other than MDs.
Personally, I'm going to try not taking any for a few weeks and see if I'll experience anything other than the inability to sleep.
P.S Not sure if this is the right forum to post this question so I apologize if it's not.