I'm a female 37 276lb
I have taken two before didn't do anything for me Ambien doesn't work very well for me at best 2 hours of sleep. You should be careful though as this could increase the chances of you having a sleep walking/sex/driving etc episode. Definetely never combine it with another hypnotic as someone else did and learned his lesson.
dear BOSSLADIE75 - If Ambien 10mg (max) is not working for you, speak with your doctor about something else. I tried Ambien once, was given a weeks supply as it was used then as "short term" med. 1st night, slept like a baby. 2nd night and thru the rest of week it did NOTHING for me. Some people swear by it, others like me, don't have very good results. If your doctor is trying to help you sleep, there are other meds to try. Insomnia may require something stronger. I take Dalmane (for chronic insomnia) and have found even that works best if I don't take every night. Good Luck...
I know that I am answering this 16 hours late, but I have to tell you that it is not a very good idea to take 2 10mg Ambien without your doctor telling you to do so and they normally don't tell you to take this much.
I have taken Ambien before and it can cause you to walk, talk, eat, and even drive in your sleep!!! It is a hypnotic!! Which basically means that it puts you into a state where you are not aware of what you are doing! The reason that I stopped taking this medication is because I used to get up in the middle of the night and eat, hold conversations, and one night I got my car keys, got into my car and started it and attempted to drive!!! My Fiance heard me start the car and he stopped me before I got out of the driveway! I DID NOT REMEMBER DOING THIS THE NEXT DAY!! So please don't take a larger dose without your doctor telling you to and if you can, have someone there who can watch you when you take this just in case you do start to do things in your sleep! Believe me ... this is a very scarry side effect of this mediction. Please keep in mind that I am not a medical professional, I am a patient who has expierence with Ambien.
good luck to you!!
I had this same question Ambien does not work for me at all I take Soma as well as Norco and I'm afraid to take 20 mg of Ambien with the other drugs but I have insomnia so bad I need help as well , I have heard Trazodone works great . Were you able to figure something out about the Ambien ?
I am 44 yrs old & weigh approx 105lbs & I've suffer from severe anxiety, insomnia is the worst & I have adhd... I take 1mg Xanax 4 times a day (prn) & 2 10 mg ambient every night at bed time. I do not take my Adderall at the moment, but I've been on these medications since 2001. This past Father's Day my ex husband (biological father of my only child) & his 2nd wife in which we've had a good relationship to violence & on Nov.21 will be the 2nd anniversary of the death of my husband of 21 yrs (he was 49 @ the time of his death) & my anxiety & insomnia has gotten worse since his death. Back in April 2015 just 4 months after his death I stopped all my meds & paid dearly...
I went 5 straight days with 0% sleep (I was taking my ADHD rx) needless to say I got behind the wheel of my brand new 2015 Toyota RAV4 & was in an accident (1st & only I've ever had) I had a clean driving record & I do not drink, but I was given a dui. Do not take more rx than prescribed & don't stop taking without the help of your doctor.
I hope sharing my story helps others who find themselves in a similar situation.
My doc is pretty adamant that I only need 1x10mg of Ambien, but that gives me only 4 hrs of sleep. I have serious insomnia and sleep apnea. How do you get your doctor (those of you who were able to) to give you 20mg per night? I might need to change my doc to someone that is willing to give me 20mg per night. I just cant function on 4 hrs of sleep every night.
Any recommendations in the SF bay area? Thanks a lot!!
- Ambien Information for Consumers
- Ambien Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ambien (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 19 Sep 2009 • 2 answers
Posted 24 Sep 2009 • 1 answer
Posted 14 Mar 2010 • 1 answer
Posted 21 May 2014 • 2 answers
Posted 6 May 2016 • 1 answer