I recently was under a lot of stress and was having trouble getting to sleep. I normally take half of the pill, but I had just filled the rx so I hadn't cut them in half yet. I was lazy so I took the whole one. When I woke up the next morning I noticed some strange things out of place in my bedroom. Something told me to go down and check the car. In the back there were dozens of bags from walmart. When I finally found the receipt, I saw that at around Midnight I had made a 500 dollar purchase from the Walmart store. Upon checking the bags, it seemed like of the thoughts that had been running through my head that day to my subconsience on a shopping spree. I do not remember any of it. I can only make subconsience guesses as to why most items ended up in my car. Somehow I did this in the middle of the night without crashing my car or getting arrested. I don't even know if I was fully dressed! A week later, I still have no memory other than the pile of crap that i need to return to the store. Has anyone ever done something like this on ambien. I've taken it a few years now, nothing like his had ever happened but now I'm so afraid! Please tell me I'm not alone. and how do I break myself of the need I feel to keep the stuff around for those nights I just can't sleep?
Hi Marcele, I believe this is a common occurence while taking Ambien. Many people have driven, eaten and talked on the phone while on this sleep aid. One girl on this site awoke with marshmallows stuck to her hair and body while taking Ambien.
Sorry you have to go back to Walmart to return all the stuff you purchased, but do wear clothing this time!
After taking ambien, I have done things with no recollection at all of having done it... I pray I never get behind the wheel of a car, but I'll never know it unless I find bags from Walmart in the rear seat as you did! When I discussed this with my dr. she acted like this wasn't very common, but I think its more common than is being let on. I tell myself that once I take the ambien I have to stay in bed... I haven't listened to myself! I'm struggling with wanting to get off, but wanting that sleep, and the fear of withdrawal symptoms. Good luck with the path that you go, stay safe.
hi! i asked my dr. if it would be possible to eat a pint of ben and jerry's ice cream... i had never had it befor and wanted to try it. So..according to my boyfriend..he had his chocolate something and i had cherry garcia. he said i kept eating it. he said hey are you going to eat all of that? he said i said yep. and of course the next night when he had his chocolate something, i was pretty upset. i blamed his kids and was furious at them for the mean joke.my doc says no way can that happen on 10mg of ambien. and apparently i was in our towns new home depot with no recollection of that either. It is scary i know. if i do not take it i dont get any sleep at all. so every night an hour befor bed i swallow that little pill. i took it at 9pm and now it is 2:12am and i havent been asleep. but i finally will fall asleep any where from 5 to 7 hours. and thats the help. i cant find anything else to take. im sorry you are afraid but these episodes happen...
to stop taking them altogether will be a life change... behavior change. its not easy. i have been taking something to fall asleep since 1983 and it is 2012. i wish i knew that answer. you need to not stress about not sleeping... the more you stress..the longer it takes to fall asleep. i have tried to change my schedule. I get up later in the morning... 9 or 10..i changed the time i eat my meals and watch what i eat. i make lunch ... for me its around 3pm.the heaviest meal of the day. dinner is something lighter..soups..salads..some fruit mayb and if i want a snack i eat cereal... nothing sugary..spicy..or anything hard to digest... i hope i have helped you even a little or at least made you feel better... jamie
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