I take Ambien CR almost every night. If I skip a night, I sleep poorly and am "jittery" and tired the next day. I did try several other sleep meds, but none of them kept me asleep through the night. And a good night's sleep seems to help with my overall health.
I would definitely check in with your doctor. Perhaps there is some type of "cross reaction" going on with one of your other meds? You might want to talk to your rheumy before deciding on a plan of action.
Good Luck. I hope you feel better.
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR.
7-11-09 Started CellCept - so far it's like I've been given my life back!
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.