I just started the tenazepam on Monday. I started at 60 mg. I have a long history of untreatable insomnia due to a combination of PTSD, flashbacks, bad genetics, and a high tolerance for CNS depressants.
I was in a very bad car accident a few years ago and was in the hospital for more than 3 months and developed a VERY high tolerance for all CNS depressants.
Previously I was taking ambien CR, and took it since it was released. I could safely take 50 mg of ambien CR. My doctor wanted me to try to tenazepam to help me avoid a tolerance to the ambien.
I have had a sleep evaluation and have no breathing problems or anything like that: just nightmares and flashbacks.
I definitely do NOT want to hurt myself, but I really would like to get some sleep. I have only had 1-2 hours of sleep a night all this week. I don't have to work tomorrow so if I am drowsy that is not a problem.