I don't take ambien anymore. I really hated it. It even brought on more anxiety because I didn't like the way it made me feel. The numb, unconscious feeling panicked me which kept me awake. That all snowballs out of control where I don't want to sleep in the first place. My doctor is confident my symptoms/side effects are typical of a newly prescribed patient. He says to watch it and come in if necessary.
My fuzzy head sensation is mostly gone. I believe it was connected to the Amoxicilin I was on for congestion. I do get a stressed neck muscle in back which sometimes give an annoying stressful vibration.
I am seeing a counselor weekly which helps. My Dad is very supportive (he was a volunteer counselor at a substance abuse clinic for many years). He can talk me down out of panic rather quickly. I bought a very good book "Calming Your Anxious Mind" by Jeffrey Brantley, MD. I am halfway through it.View Thread
This is related to the discussions on the fuzzy head feeling some here have described. For about five days now, I experience great anxiety when trying to fall asleep. This has happened to me in the past when my head can get that fuzzy feeling at the point of nodding off. I then awake very quickly with fear of this feeling. I can't seem to let go of my thoughts at bedtime. My doctor has prescribed 10mg of Ambien to help me sleep. All that does is make me fall asleep while trying to ward off panic. If I go to bed at 11pm, I usually awake at 5am with some anxiety because I cannot sleep.
I have also been on 20mg of Prozac for about at week, yet I don't think it has really kicked in. I've gone many months, years even with little anxiety. In the early 2000s I took Lexapro, then Symbiax, but I weened myself off those medications. I need to get a good night's sleep.View Thread
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I wanted to mention I have similar issues. When my mind runs through what-if scenarios, I find my self actually saying "stop it", sometimes out loud. I didn't even know that was a therapeutic technique.View Thread
Hello, I too have that sensation often and have had it in the past. It keeps me from sleeping, because at the point my mind goes to fall asleep, my head gets numb/fuzzy which sets off my anxiety in a big way. Like you, I am just coming off an illness (bronchitis) when this fuzzy head symptom and anxiety turned up. I returned to the doctor to get help with a returning congestion and cough. My blood pressure is fine. He looked in my ears also because I experience a constant popping too. He subscribed another antibiotic, yet didn't really give me a diagnosis. Being curious, when I arrived home and two times after, I used an ear wax removal solution. That produced some wax and other debris.View Thread