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I am a psychiatrist and i believe i can help you with your problem.
Well, yes it does seem like your insomnia is worsening and it may become chronic if soon a change in the drug regime is not brought about since it looks like ambien has lost its edge in managing lack of sleep and therefore you need something more substantial of a sleep aid drug to break this vicious cycle of insomnia and to establish normal sleep- wake pattern.
Hence i will encourage and support your decision to seek help from your doctor as soon as possible and seek prescription of a potentially better sleep aid medication such as remeron ( mirtazapine ) at dose of 15 mg at bedtime or Desyrel ( trazodone ) at dose of 25 mg at bedtime. You see either of these medications are fully capable of breaking is cycle of lack of sleep and establishing a refreshing sleep wake cycle. Both of them are actually anti depressants but with solid sedative effects hence they are also used for insomnia.
Kindly discuss these two options with your doctor and consider taking the chosen drug out of these two for at least 3 weeks.
I hope this helps.
Wish you all the best.
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