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Reviews for Ambien to treat Insomnia
Review by babs98019aol.com:
My experience with this drug has been totally different from most of the posters. I had weird dreams, woke up after 2-3 hours, and with a higher dose- I went into the kitchen and ate a box of donuts and didn't remember any of it the next day.
26 users found this comment helpful.
I have taken Ambien for about a year now and sleep well, at least 6-8 hours every night and wake up refreshed. I agree with others to not take until ready to get into bed because I have experienced the same experience of not remembering what I have done if I take it earlier then bedtime. Works great for me.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Due to issues with my insurance I recently have had to switch from Ambien CR to regular Ambien. Although the medication is very helpful to me in falling asleep I have found that I wake up throughout the night (1-3 times). A problem that I did not experience when taking the Ambien CR. Nonetheless, Ambien has significantly helped me cope with my insomnia.
53 users found this comment helpful.
I have taken Ambien, on and off, for several years. I have bipolar disorder, resulting in a chronic sleep problem. 10 mg/day works well for a few months, then I become habituated. I have tried increasing to 20 mg/day, but I eventually become habituated to that dose as well, and neither I nor my doctor will go to a higher dose. Nothing else works as well, so I usually struggle along for a couple of months, then go back to 10 mg/day of Ambien. The other problem I've seen is that I CANNOT mix it with alcohol. I learned the hard way. I had "waking blackouts" after I'd had a couple of drinks. People told me of things I'd done, of which I had no memory of.
55 users found this comment helpful.
I could never get to sleep as long as I have remembered. I'll get to bed around 2 and fall asleep around 5 or 6 and I wouldn't call it sleep anyway. I have been taking Ambien for 2-3 months and sleep fine. Much better than other medicines I've used for insomnia. No hangover the next day just groggy for 30 minutes or so.
16 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Ambien for over 2 years now and other than doing things and not remembering about doing it later I love it. But it's not for everyone. My hubby can take it and be out for 2 days straight so be careful.
20 users found this comment helpful.
Helps me sleep better but still not great. I continue to wake up many times through out the night but at least can seem to fall right back to sleep and not just lay there. Gives me a headache a few hours into the next day after I wake up and seems to last for a while.
11 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking this medication 10 years ago. My doctor told me it was non-narcotic and non-habit forming. Up to that time I had never had any addictions to drugs or alcohol, but unfortunately I am dependent on this drug for sleep. It does however work very well with few side effects and I wake up feeling refreshed.
98 users found this comment helpful.
I've used ambien for a couple months, probably 2 out of 3 days, and it works great. It makes me able to fall asleep but doesn't knock me out. It prevents me from waking up repeatedly for no reason, but I can still wake for a phone call. I wake up in a shorter time feeling more refreshed than normal. I didn't do anything funky in my sleep either (no strange women or empty fridges so far).
44 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking Ambien about 3 years ago. When I first took it I did make the random phone calls and would eat in my sleep but it worked. I only took it when I absolutely needed to. I stopped for about a year then the insomnia started again and I took it again and the side effects weren't there. I still take it every once in a while when I really need it (maybe once a month) and the side effects are still gone. Just sleep and I don't feel groggy in the morning.
48 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking ambien for years now, and I love it. I suffered from insomnia since I was a child and so far this has been the only medication that can put me to sleep. I would recommend it for anyone that needs to use a sleep aid, especially for a short term remedy it is perfect.
28 users found this comment helpful.
I am a poster child for Ambien and have been taking it for 2 months now and it has been a life saver. Without it I would average at the most 3 hours sleep and that was after fighting sleep for about 6 hours.
56 users found this comment helpful.
I take Ambien every now and again when I know I need to get a good nights sleep, no side effects and feel refreshed in the morining. Although, one night my wife woke me up about an hour on so after taking it to go to the kitchen with her, don't remember any of it.
31 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Zolpidem (Ambiem) for about 6 months now. After I retired I found I could not fall asleep and when I did I woke up after 4-5 hours of sleep feeling tired all the time. This medication has been a miracle for me. I now wake up after 8 hours feeling refreshed with lots of energy.
103 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Ambien for many years and am totally addicted to it now. I can't sleep if I don't take it. I guess there are worse things to be addicted to. It is best to take it and get right to bed, no lingering in the kitchen. It really works!
173 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking this drug for a few months now. I had a severe accident at work so I have severe nerve pain and found that taking ambien helps me sleep at night, but it does sometimes like others have said make me forget what I did after I took it but I have lots of energy the next morning.
60 users found this comment helpful.
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