Thank you for that additional information.
While it is possible to get addicted to this medication you can safely take it for up to 12 weeks without fear. Even then, addiction is not all that common. If it is helping you I would not, at this point, worry about addiction...especially as your doctor will be watching closely for any problems.
5mg is a good dose and nothing to worry about.
Here is a very good article from a highly respected source that you may find helpful:
So. What is the take home message?
Zolpidem has helped millions of people around the world and I am glad to hear it is helping you.
There is no need to worry about this medication, especially as you are under a doctors close supervision and using it as directed.
Does this make sense to you?
It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me.
Dr. Rick MD FACS