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On the advice of an addiction doctor, I took 90 mg of phenobarbital last night for sleep. An hour later, I realized that I made a horrible mistake, suffered through the night, and now I'm having a bad hangover that I can't shake. What can I do about this?I had gone to the addiction doctor asking for advice how to wean off Ambien, which I've used for about 5 weeks, most of the time using less than 5.0 mg. He recommended that I stop using the Ambien immediately and begin a 12 day treatment of phenobarbital. I want to go back to just tapering the Ambien dose.
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Neurologist: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 3 months ago

You can taper of ambien by taking half the dose you take for a week and then take the half dose on alternate days for next week and then do another half on alternate days for another week and then stop.

It can usually take 10 to 14 days for a cold/ ear/ nasal congestion to get better when treated properly.

Since the ongoing problem is blocked ears, the tightness is most likely due to it as well.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I asked about how to reduce the severity of the "hangover" from the phenobarbital. I wasn't asking how to wean off Ambien, nor mentioned anything about cold, nasal, congestion.I'm stuck with this bad phenobarbital "mental fog", or feeling of sedation, what can I do about it? It's making it very difficult for me to do things.
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