Last week I had a consult with a sleep neurologists. My main concern was that I have been on ambien/zolpidem for years. I usually take 3 or 4 5mg every 2-3 hrs when I wake up with urgency urination.
His response was similar to a MD that I saw 4 years ago.... Although they prefer not to use this class of drugs called benzos, it might be the best available. It is better to get regular sleep to enhance the neurotransmitter production even with the drugs. He also recommended a sleep study to identify any other potential problems or solutions.
I am looking forward to this to see if there is something better. Anxiety and depression are side effects. It would be great to eliminate or reduce one or both.