I've been taking 10mg zolpidem (generic Ambien) for a couple of weeks. Last night I didn't take it and I had horrible, vivid nightmares. We're talking stuff from horror movies, really disturbing. Was I just having a bad night or can Ambien withdrawal cause this?
I didn't take ambien last night and I had that exact experience. Very vivid and disturbing. When I woke up the images kept me awake so I took the ambien and slept soundly. Like you said, it was just like a very scary movie but I was in it. I've been taking it without a single problem for 2 months. That was such a bad experience I got online tonight to see if anyone else had the same experience.
I thought I was the only one. When I know I can`t take mine I dread going to bed, wondering how bad my dreams will be. I work 3rd shift so I take it to sleep during the day. When I`m on vacation I try not to take it and the dreams get better by the 3rd night usually. Lousy side effect.
1,000 %. It has happened to me several times, when I've been taking Ambien for a while (months) and just stop. I've had the most vivid, horrific nightmares that seem terrifyingly real. It makes me wonder what effect Ambien has on our natural dream state. In any case, Ambien is not a drug to be taken for prolonged periods of time. And good luck with those dreams!
I had a hip replacement about five weeks ago the last few weeks I've been on oxycodone I take Ambien CR 12 and a half milligrams for about a good eight years now I had such a horrific nightmare this afternoon after taking an oxy I was blaming it on the oxy but I've said to my husband remember the other nightmares I've had I think it's time for me to get off Ambien after reading everyone's comments now I'm really scared I have an appointment with my doctor next Monday I think it's time that I take this matter of my sleeping disorder into hand I know I need to get off Ambien I am afraid to go to sleep tonight after such a vivid awful nightmares but I had this afternoon
I take 5mg Zolpidem, as I live in a neighbourhood with frequent late-night noise, making sound sleep difficult. I've been taking Zolpidem for 4 or 5 months, intermittently.
Trying to break the habit I get terrifying nightmares within 30 minutes of going to sleep, without taking Zolpidem.
(Will close the windows tonight in case my yells of fright wake my neighbours.)
Does anyone know, please,for how many nights one can expect these withdrawal nightmares to recur, after stopping Zolpidem?
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