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    Ambien

    So....I have sleeping troubles and had my doctor prescribe Ambien to me. Has anyone else taken it and what side effects have you had?

    I basically get amnesia 15 minutes after I take them and, while I get to sleep, I end up still feeling groggy the next day. Any thoughts?



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    Re: Ambien

    Anterograde amnesia
    Hallucinations, through all physical senses, of varying intensity
    Delusions
    Altered thought patterns
    Ataxia or poor motor coordination, difficulty maintaining balance[23]
    Euphoria and/or dysphoria
    Increased appetite
    Decreased libido
    Amnesia
    Impaired judgment and reasoning
    Uninhibited extroversion in social or interpersonal settings
    Increased impulsivity
    When stopped, rebound insomnia may occur
    Headaches, in some people


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    Re: Ambien

    The amnesia is a little scary. That might warrant a call to your doctor.

    I've had trouble sleeping before and did some reading up on different sleep aids. One thing that I remember seeing is that some of the pills will knock you out, but then the pills are not fully digested until your body ramps back up the next morning, leaving you with that groggy feeling. Not sure if that's true of Ambien or not. I settled on Tylenol PM since mine was usually due to sinus headaches.



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    Re: Ambien

    I think some people have reported sleepwalking, and "nighttime goofyness." (medical term)


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    Re: Ambien

    I use it to fly oversees. But I take half a tablet and not the time release version. It helps me sleep with no grogginess, but I do have strange dreams and half-awake-sleepwalking on a full tablet. It was strange.



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    Re: Ambien

    Wasn't there a great story posted on here about sleeping pills from an advice column?



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    Re: Ambien

    I suppose it depends on what you are forgetting, could work to your benefit =)

    Seriously though, if that kind of stuff is happening, talk to your doctor. You could end up hurting yourself or others if you dont get it corrected.



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    Re: Ambien

    Quote Originally Posted by iowajazz View Post
    So....I have sleeping troubles and had my doctor prescribe Ambien to me. Has anyone else taken it and what side effects have you had?

    I basically get amnesia 15 minutes after I take them and, while I get to sleep, I end up still feeling groggy the next day. Any thoughts?
    Isn't Ambien the one which causes some people to experience extreme cases of sleepwalking/sleepdriving etc?



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    Re: Ambien

    The problem is that when I don't take the ambien, I can't sleep at all. I'm going to try to cut to half pills.

    They do help me get to sleep...no doubt about that, and I haven't had any sleepwalking or anything like that. Just can't remember what I do between taking the pills and going to bed.



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    Re: Ambien

    I'm imagining all these comments as part of the Ambien commercial... Where some well dressed regular guy starts spouting off all the "sideffects" of the drug they are pushing.



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    Re: Ambien

    I use melatonin. Works great without the next day grogginess.

    Also see:

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...ant-sleep.html


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    Re: Ambien

    try drinking that seems to cure all
    oh wait my therapist says i need to quit that trend



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    Re: Ambien

    my buddy took ambian and went to bed. His roomate said he woke up to him talking to the cops in the living room and he was completely coherent and telling the cops about how the neighbors were too loud.

    1)My buddy has no recolection of this.
    2)There neighbors weren't even home.



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