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Ambien?

Anonymous
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I've been in a lot of pain (had surgery) and I haven't slept for no more than 1 hour every night. I asked my Dr for something to knock the pain out so I can sleep, obviously I would be able to sleep if I wasn't in such major pain. He gives me Ambien! Really? I won't take that crap, I've heard horrible things about it. I told him I won't take that, he said too bad, that's all he will give me. Im so exhausted from lack of sleep, the pain is so bad I cry and I have a high tolerance for pain.

If you have ever been on Ambien, did you do anything odd? A friend of mine ate several packages of cookies and tried to drive while on it.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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wkukid
by Ocean Wave on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I laughed like a maniac in my sleep, woke up sitting on the platform of the stairs, woke up sitting on the toilet with my pants up, sleep eat, you name it I probably did it lol.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:21 PM
lol omg! There is no telling what I'd do. I think I'm going to rip up the script and just keep dealing.


Quoting wkukid:

I laughed like a maniac in my sleep, woke up sitting on the platform of the stairs, woke up sitting on the toilet with my pants up, sleep eat, you name it I probably did it lol.


wkukid
by Ocean Wave on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

It doesn't have that effect on everyone but I had to stop taking it after two weeks.

Quoting Anonymous:

lol omg! There is no telling what I'd do. I think I'm going to rip up the script and just keep dealing.


Quoting wkukid:

I laughed like a maniac in my sleep, woke up sitting on the platform of the stairs, woke up sitting on the toilet with my pants up, sleep eat, you name it I probably did it lol.



Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

For me personally it doesn't work.......I have taken several of the 10 mg pills at once and nothing....no sleep at all

  

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Really? I'll play it safe and not take it. I've heard so much crazy stuff.


Quoting Sassy762:

For me personally it doesn't work.......I have taken several of the 10 mg pills at once and nothing....no sleep at all


Jessica45
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM
I take it. About 45minutes - hour after taking it I pass out. I still hear the girls if they wake up which they never do. I normally wake up in the morning feeling great because I just got a full night of sleep.
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

It is different for everyone....but most medication works differently on different people....kwim

Check out these and see if he will prescribe you something else

Drugs to Treat Insomnia

In some cases, doctors will prescribe drugs for the treatment of insomnia. All insomnia medications should be taken shortly before bed. Do not attempt to drive or perform other activities that require concentration after taking an insomnia drug because it will make you sleepy. Medications should be used in combination withgood sleep practices.

Listed below are some drugs that can be used to treat insomnia.

  • Ambien (zolpidem): The original version of Ambien works well at helping you get to sleep, but some people tended to wake up in the middle of the night. Ambien CR is an extended release version. It helps you get to sleep within 15 to 30 minutes, and the new extended release portion helps you stay asleep. You should not take Ambien or Ambien CR unless you are able to get a full night's sleep -- at least 7 to 8 hours. The FDA has approved a prescription oral spray called Zolpimist, which contains Ambien's active ingredient, for the short-term treatment of insomnia brought on by difficulty falling asleep.
  • Lunesta (eszopiclone): Lunesta also helps you fall asleep quickly, and studies show people sleep an average of seven to eight hours. Don't take Lunesta unless you are able to get a full night's sleep as it could cause grogginess.
  • Rozerem (ramelteon): This is a sleep medication that works differently than the others. It works by targeting the sleep-wake cycle, not by depressing the central nervous system. It is prescribed for people who have difficulty falling asleep. Rozerem can be prescribed for long-term use and the drug has shown no evidence of abuse and dependence.
  • Sonata (zaleplon): Of all the new sleeping pills, Sonata stays active in the body for the shortest amount of time. That means you can try to fall asleep on your own. Then, if you're still staring at the clock at 2 a.m., you can take it without feeling drowsy in the morning. However, if you tend to wake during the night, this might not be the best choice for you.
  • Silenor (doxepine): In 2010, this  sleep drug was approved for use in people who have trouble staying asleep. Silenor may help with sleep maintenance by blocking histamine receptors. Do not take this drug unless you are able to get a full seven or eight hours of sleep. Dosage is based on your health, age, and response to therapy.
  • Benzodiazepines: These older sleeping pills (HalcionRestoril, Xanax, and others) are useful when you want an insomnia medication that stays in the system longer. For instance, they have been effectively used to treat sleep problems such as sleepwalking and night terrors. However, these drugs may cause you to feel sleepy during the day and can also cause dependence, meaning you may always need to be on the drug to be able to sleep.
  • Antidepressants Some antidepressant drugs, such as Desyrel ( trazodone ) and Remeron (mirtazapine) are particularly effective in treating sleeplessness andanxiety
  • Over-the-Counter Sleep AidsMost of these sleeping pills are antihistamines. They generally work well but can cause some drowsiness the next day. They're safe enough to be sold without a prescription. However, if you're taking other drugs that also contain antihistamines -- like cold or allergy medications -- you could inadvertently take too much.
Quoting Anonymous:

Really? I'll play it safe and not take it. I've heard so much crazy stuff.


Quoting Sassy762:

For me personally it doesn't work.......I have taken several of the 10 mg pills at once and nothing....no sleep at all



  

Allinorder
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I have taken Ambien and I will black out and not remember anything. I have told dh things that he was looking at me and saying OMG. Then the next day he would tell me what I said and I would be embarrassed. One time I took them and don't remember anything except my dinner. I had meat with sauce around it with corn. All I remember is stirring the sauce around the meat.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:29 PM
You've never done anything crazy on it? I just wonder if I'll sleep through the pain, I don't think I will. It's really bad.


Quoting Jessica45:

I take it. About 45minutes - hour after taking it I pass out. I still hear the girls if they wake up which they never do. I normally wake up in the morning feeling great because I just got a full night of sleep.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM

IF someone acts strange to ANY drug- stop taking it!

I have been taking Ambien for about 3 years now, when I need it.  I had such BAD insomnia from the Men-o-pause.

Ambien gave me my life back.   No longer laying there, tired, but unable to sleep til past 3AM, or tossing and turning..

I can go to bed now at 11PM and wake up at 6:30 and feel wonderful.  No more laying there, listening to the night.........or getting up and walking around to try to make myself tired!!!

I do NOTHING strange, I sleep and sleep well with it.   The stories you hear, well you hear the ones about the STUPID MORONS who "took it before I drove home from work, so I could be sleepy when I got home"... DARWIN award person.  If you are that stupid................

And others- IF your family tells you that you did something weird- STOP TAKING IT.  It's as simple as that.

People should stop being stupid I think.

LOL you want opiates for the pain......but won't try Ambien? Don't sweat it, try it.




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