... my other friends who do take ambien. I wake up several times throughout the night. I've only started taking it a couple nights ago, but want to know if it takes awhile for your body to adjust to it for it to work
8 Sep 2011
Absolutely not. Ambien and Ambien CR usually only work for most people an average of 10 days in a row because a tolerance is quickly built up. However, if it does not work for you the first night or first few nghts, then it definitely will not prove to be helpful for you. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I have had many experiences with the drug and have friends who have had results like mine as well. Lunesta is just like ambien. I've tried probably every sleeping med and i can give you a few that I've found very effective... The most beneficial yet have been the combination of clonIDINE (not klonopin) and trazodone. I had to work up to very high doses of both though. most people find each individually effective also. another suggestion would be restoril. i know several people who have experienced good outcomes with it, although i personally didnt like it. Hope this info helps!
14 Sep 2011
I take Ambien and Seroquel and still have a hard time sleeping. I used to take Lunesta and then it stopped working for me. Switched to Ambien and switched back and forth a couple times... Ambien was the only one to keep me asleep for more than 4 hours so we stuck with that. Although I did like that Lunesta worked faster. Every once in a while it stops working and then all of a sudden it works again. Everyone is different. I wouldn't take anyone elses sleeping pills though. (not to sound like a mom or anything) I gave one of mine to my mom and it caused her to throw up in her sleep. Just be careful... :)
12 Nov 2012
it is known that the best medicine for sleepless nights is an indica dominant marijuana strain (kush). It is anxiety and insomnia treatment in one, and side effect free if ingested, not inhaled. Plus you'll have a lot more fun, and i personally feel more comfortable using organic medicine. Only if it's legal, medical, or decriminalized in your state of course. My friend has tried countless prescription medication for sleeping, and has negative sentiments toward ambien in particular, and only uses kush now.
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