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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

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Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

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Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

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Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

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Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

Comment from: Irene 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 06

I used Ambien for 1 month, it goves you 4 hr sleep only 5 mg. If you switch to 10 mg gives you another hour.Knocks u off after 10 min of taking it.Gave me irregular heartbeats.Did not work for me.Highly sedative effect.

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

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Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

Comment from: Irene 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 06

I used Ambien for 1 month, it goves you 4 hr sleep only 5 mg. If you switch to 10 mg gives you another hour.Knocks u off after 10 min of taking it.Gave me irregular heartbeats.Did not work for me.Highly sedative effect.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 26

Blurry vision, acid reflex

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

Comment from: Irene 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 06

I used Ambien for 1 month, it goves you 4 hr sleep only 5 mg. If you switch to 10 mg gives you another hour.Knocks u off after 10 min of taking it.Gave me irregular heartbeats.Did not work for me.Highly sedative effect.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 26

Blurry vision, acid reflex

Comment from: Steezer 35-44 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 14

My doctor perscred this for middle of the night waking. With its short half life its great if you wake up at 2 or 3 and cant fall back. Unfortunately after about 5 months or so of using i found lots of listed side effects kicking in; nausea, bowel issues, low mood, being cold, light headed...just not feeling good its a steep compromise to get sleep but getting just 4 hours of sleep night on end makes you sick to. Currently still taking it but looking for something else.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

Comment from: Irene 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 06

I used Ambien for 1 month, it goves you 4 hr sleep only 5 mg. If you switch to 10 mg gives you another hour.Knocks u off after 10 min of taking it.Gave me irregular heartbeats.Did not work for me.Highly sedative effect.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 26

Blurry vision, acid reflex

Comment from: Steezer 35-44 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 14

My doctor perscred this for middle of the night waking. With its short half life its great if you wake up at 2 or 3 and cant fall back. Unfortunately after about 5 months or so of using i found lots of listed side effects kicking in; nausea, bowel issues, low mood, being cold, light headed...just not feeling good its a steep compromise to get sleep but getting just 4 hours of sleep night on end makes you sick to. Currently still taking it but looking for something else.

Comment from: 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 18

For all those you keep taking it and have bad episodes stop taking it … simple there’s many other sleeping pills on the market … I don’t understand why people continue to take something that’s causing such problems… also drinking with it is a big no no … any doctor would tell you that …

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

Comment from: Irene 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 06

I used Ambien for 1 month, it goves you 4 hr sleep only 5 mg. If you switch to 10 mg gives you another hour.Knocks u off after 10 min of taking it.Gave me irregular heartbeats.Did not work for me.Highly sedative effect.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 26

Blurry vision, acid reflex

Comment from: Steezer 35-44 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 14

My doctor perscred this for middle of the night waking. With its short half life its great if you wake up at 2 or 3 and cant fall back. Unfortunately after about 5 months or so of using i found lots of listed side effects kicking in; nausea, bowel issues, low mood, being cold, light headed...just not feeling good its a steep compromise to get sleep but getting just 4 hours of sleep night on end makes you sick to. Currently still taking it but looking for something else.

Comment from: 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 18

For all those you keep taking it and have bad episodes stop taking it … simple there’s many other sleeping pills on the market … I don’t understand why people continue to take something that’s causing such problems… also drinking with it is a big no no … any doctor would tell you that …

Comment from: 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 18

Don’t abuse it like any drug and if you’re acting odd you’re not following instructions and should go off it… it’s not dangerous if taken as prescribed and not used to get ‘ high’ … simple … follow instructions don’t drink if you have adverse reactions then stop taking it

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: May 08

Stress free, It was a good ride

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: Yay Ambien 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: May 02

AMBEIN rocks until you get hooked, takes about 3mos, then you have to have them. As with any other benzo. Harder & more dangerous than cold-turkey herion detox bcauase.......it stays so long in your liver , oancreas, etc. Let alone your entire nervous system. Remember Tiger Woods? Well, remember my friend Val Agee, who was on the benzoes....she ran out couldne get any, called 911. They said its ok, just get some more from your Dr tommorow. Tommorow never can for sweet Val. She died late that night. Seizure. She had no alcohol which helps for a bit, BUT AMBIEN is a HIGH RISK drug . Temporary fix or permenant damage to the brain.STOP taking it!! But taper off. Otherwise youll be hooked the rest of your life,,,,,,LIKE ME! I drove my car but didnt rember wher it was. I got up to a rampaged kitchen, food all over. Who me U did this? Ended up in the hospital & almost died from granMall myself. I HATE IT IT.!!!!! Get off while you still have time.

Related Reading: liver | seizure | ambien

Comment from: Charlotte 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: April 09

I have had high pitch noises in my ears since 2007 when I had to move to another city to keep my job and after visiting a dentist there. Fans do not drown out the high pitch noises. Ear phones are good but make my head hurt and sore to use every night. Five milligrams of Ambien works well for four hours of sleep for me. I have been taking it for about 10 years. I wish I had thought to get it for my dad who had Alzheimer’s and had war dreams during his last days and I am sure for all of his life.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 06

Has helped me fall asleep every night

Comment from: Irene 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 06

I used Ambien for 1 month, it goves you 4 hr sleep only 5 mg. If you switch to 10 mg gives you another hour.Knocks u off after 10 min of taking it.Gave me irregular heartbeats.Did not work for me.Highly sedative effect.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: January 26

Blurry vision, acid reflex

Comment from: Steezer 35-44 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 14

My doctor perscred this for middle of the night waking. With its short half life its great if you wake up at 2 or 3 and cant fall back. Unfortunately after about 5 months or so of using i found lots of listed side effects kicking in; nausea, bowel issues, low mood, being cold, light headed...just not feeling good its a steep compromise to get sleep but getting just 4 hours of sleep night on end makes you sick to. Currently still taking it but looking for something else.

Comment from: 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 18

For all those you keep taking it and have bad episodes stop taking it … simple there’s many other sleeping pills on the market … I don’t understand why people continue to take something that’s causing such problems… also drinking with it is a big no no … any doctor would tell you that …

Comment from: 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 18

Don’t abuse it like any drug and if you’re acting odd you’re not following instructions and should go off it… it’s not dangerous if taken as prescribed and not used to get ‘ high’ … simple … follow instructions don’t drink if you have adverse reactions then stop taking it

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: December 18

It is very effective for me I understand some individuals do weird things while on it ie eating driving… ambien should be taken to sleep with no disturbances and should not be used with alcohol… everyone reacts differently to all medication but abusing it can cause these issues… and if you have them stop taking it and talk to your doctor

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What is insomnia? See Answer
Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: MekaTX 35-44 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 10

It is the only medication that I have ever been on that does what it’s suppose to that I can recognized. If I stay up after taking them one of two things will happen. I will either wake up on the couch in the middle of the night probably from pain or I may do something I normally would not do. I have never been one to drive or eat, but I have woken my husband up for conversations among other things. I will wake up rested and have questions if I dreamt this or that really might have happened. I worry about the long term effects of medications like this but sleep is essential for health too. I’ve been taking Ambien on and off for 10 years or more. Nothing works better.

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Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: MekaTX 35-44 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 10

It is the only medication that I have ever been on that does what it’s suppose to that I can recognized. If I stay up after taking them one of two things will happen. I will either wake up on the couch in the middle of the night probably from pain or I may do something I normally would not do. I have never been one to drive or eat, but I have woken my husband up for conversations among other things. I will wake up rested and have questions if I dreamt this or that really might have happened. I worry about the long term effects of medications like this but sleep is essential for health too. I’ve been taking Ambien on and off for 10 years or more. Nothing works better.

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Comment from: Fastt Ed 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 02

Staying asleep and PTSD dreams from combat. Need I say more. If I can get 6 - 7 hours straight through then it is "mission accomplished."

Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: MekaTX 35-44 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 10

It is the only medication that I have ever been on that does what it’s suppose to that I can recognized. If I stay up after taking them one of two things will happen. I will either wake up on the couch in the middle of the night probably from pain or I may do something I normally would not do. I have never been one to drive or eat, but I have woken my husband up for conversations among other things. I will wake up rested and have questions if I dreamt this or that really might have happened. I worry about the long term effects of medications like this but sleep is essential for health too. I’ve been taking Ambien on and off for 10 years or more. Nothing works better.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Fastt Ed 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 02

Staying asleep and PTSD dreams from combat. Need I say more. If I can get 6 - 7 hours straight through then it is "mission accomplished."

Comment from: Sheryl 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: August 06

Well I have read all the reviews and I think this medicine is like EVERY other medication...it works great for some and not for some. I am SO GLAD it works for me!!! I have had chronic sleeping problems for so long I don't even remember. I am a 58 yr old ADHD woman that does not take anything for that and my mind is constantly working!! I haven't had a decent night's sleep in so long. Tried Trazadone and did help at all. My doctor finally prescribed Ambien for me and I almost cried the next morning from the awesome restful night of sleep I got. I will never try or take anything else! My doctor said some people are that way that just certain drugs work for certain people. So I am so thankful to him to trying this on me!! #restfulsleepernow

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: MekaTX 35-44 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 10

It is the only medication that I have ever been on that does what it’s suppose to that I can recognized. If I stay up after taking them one of two things will happen. I will either wake up on the couch in the middle of the night probably from pain or I may do something I normally would not do. I have never been one to drive or eat, but I have woken my husband up for conversations among other things. I will wake up rested and have questions if I dreamt this or that really might have happened. I worry about the long term effects of medications like this but sleep is essential for health too. I’ve been taking Ambien on and off for 10 years or more. Nothing works better.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Fastt Ed 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 02

Staying asleep and PTSD dreams from combat. Need I say more. If I can get 6 - 7 hours straight through then it is "mission accomplished."

Comment from: Sheryl 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: August 06

Well I have read all the reviews and I think this medicine is like EVERY other medication...it works great for some and not for some. I am SO GLAD it works for me!!! I have had chronic sleeping problems for so long I don't even remember. I am a 58 yr old ADHD woman that does not take anything for that and my mind is constantly working!! I haven't had a decent night's sleep in so long. Tried Trazadone and did help at all. My doctor finally prescribed Ambien for me and I almost cried the next morning from the awesome restful night of sleep I got. I will never try or take anything else! My doctor said some people are that way that just certain drugs work for certain people. So I am so thankful to him to trying this on me!! #restfulsleepernow

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: SD 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 31

As a therapist I am hearing nothing good of Ambien, not only is it addictive, but 3 of my past or present clients have reported not reporting what they have done, falling not knowing, waking up with bruises and bumps, not remembering the night before and more. I am really horrified that such medication is out there and doctors seem to give it to so many. Worried Therapist in Texas.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: MekaTX 35-44 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 10

It is the only medication that I have ever been on that does what it’s suppose to that I can recognized. If I stay up after taking them one of two things will happen. I will either wake up on the couch in the middle of the night probably from pain or I may do something I normally would not do. I have never been one to drive or eat, but I have woken my husband up for conversations among other things. I will wake up rested and have questions if I dreamt this or that really might have happened. I worry about the long term effects of medications like this but sleep is essential for health too. I’ve been taking Ambien on and off for 10 years or more. Nothing works better.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Fastt Ed 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 02

Staying asleep and PTSD dreams from combat. Need I say more. If I can get 6 - 7 hours straight through then it is "mission accomplished."

Comment from: Sheryl 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: August 06

Well I have read all the reviews and I think this medicine is like EVERY other medication...it works great for some and not for some. I am SO GLAD it works for me!!! I have had chronic sleeping problems for so long I don't even remember. I am a 58 yr old ADHD woman that does not take anything for that and my mind is constantly working!! I haven't had a decent night's sleep in so long. Tried Trazadone and did help at all. My doctor finally prescribed Ambien for me and I almost cried the next morning from the awesome restful night of sleep I got. I will never try or take anything else! My doctor said some people are that way that just certain drugs work for certain people. So I am so thankful to him to trying this on me!! #restfulsleepernow

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: SD 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 31

As a therapist I am hearing nothing good of Ambien, not only is it addictive, but 3 of my past or present clients have reported not reporting what they have done, falling not knowing, waking up with bruises and bumps, not remembering the night before and more. I am really horrified that such medication is out there and doctors seem to give it to so many. Worried Therapist in Texas.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Zolpidem 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 14

Helps me sleep. Taking for over 10 years

Comment from: Depressedambien 0-2 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: November 19

I'm 40, male, and took this for insomnia for only 9 nights about 3 months ago. It didnt help much at all. One night I woke up from a dream standing on my feet beside the bed. Then the last dose I took made me feel extremely depressed, and couldnt think clearly, wich made me stop the drug. Now I have anhedonia wich is the inability to feel joy, and emotional blunting, a common side effect. It may be a common side effect but it feels 100x worse than any insomnia, and dont know if it will go away. I feel no love for my pets, cant watch tv or listen to music, cant go out, cant work, cant find anything to do, no Interest in improving my life wich i need and terrible boredom. Its 100x worse than any insomnia and very very hard to even live. Any doctor who would prescribe this without discussing these risks to the patient isnt very good. It brings upon suicidal thoughts, and ruins your life. Since insomnia usually isnt permanent, and the side effects of ambien can be, it's common sense to be very cautious with this drug. Emotional blunting may seem like an easy word to say, but it means no joy in your life. No joy is no life! Its not just a temporary effect that will go away in a few days. It can be permanent!!

Related Reading: insomnia | ambien

Comment from: Robby 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: November 12

I have been taking zolpidem chronically for about 5 years. It is a wonder drug. My script is for 10 mg but I split them and take 5 mg every night. I almost always sleep like a baby, feel great in the morning and have no side effects at all. My doc says I should try to get off of them and I am trying but when I don’t take one at night I do have much trouble sleeping. So what’s worse……..taking 5 mg of zolpidem every night or not sleeping?

Comment from: MekaTX 35-44 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 10

It is the only medication that I have ever been on that does what it’s suppose to that I can recognized. If I stay up after taking them one of two things will happen. I will either wake up on the couch in the middle of the night probably from pain or I may do something I normally would not do. I have never been one to drive or eat, but I have woken my husband up for conversations among other things. I will wake up rested and have questions if I dreamt this or that really might have happened. I worry about the long term effects of medications like this but sleep is essential for health too. I’ve been taking Ambien on and off for 10 years or more. Nothing works better.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Fastt Ed 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: November 02

Staying asleep and PTSD dreams from combat. Need I say more. If I can get 6 - 7 hours straight through then it is "mission accomplished."

Comment from: Sheryl 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: August 06

Well I have read all the reviews and I think this medicine is like EVERY other medication...it works great for some and not for some. I am SO GLAD it works for me!!! I have had chronic sleeping problems for so long I don't even remember. I am a 58 yr old ADHD woman that does not take anything for that and my mind is constantly working!! I haven't had a decent night's sleep in so long. Tried Trazadone and did help at all. My doctor finally prescribed Ambien for me and I almost cried the next morning from the awesome restful night of sleep I got. I will never try or take anything else! My doctor said some people are that way that just certain drugs work for certain people. So I am so thankful to him to trying this on me!! #restfulsleepernow

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: SD 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: July 31

As a therapist I am hearing nothing good of Ambien, not only is it addictive, but 3 of my past or present clients have reported not reporting what they have done, falling not knowing, waking up with bruises and bumps, not remembering the night before and more. I am really horrified that such medication is out there and doctors seem to give it to so many. Worried Therapist in Texas.

Related Reading: ambien

Comment from: Zolpidem 75 or over Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 14

Helps me sleep. Taking for over 10 years

Comment from: Upset 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: June 10

This drug should be taken off the market! Very dangerous! Causes sleep walking, disassociate behavior. Tired as hell the next day! Do to the fact that my son a firefighter got in his car drove did things and had no recollection of any of it. It’s happened every time he takes this drug. Causes depression! The company should be sued. I’ve had friends with the same reactions. Finally After a serious episode. He realized how scary and dangerous it is . Take it off the market.

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Comment from: Bko 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 05

I take Xanax and adderall so after a 10 hour workday, my mind gets restless. Thinking too much. So Ambien knocks me out. Getting a Rx

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Comment from: Bko 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 05

I take Xanax and adderall so after a 10 hour workday, my mind gets restless. Thinking too much. So Ambien knocks me out. Getting a Rx

Related Reading: xanax | adderall | ambien

Comment from: Bailey 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: March 03

I take it for insomnia but a PTSD Psychiatrist who was formerly a brain surgeon said that a small increase will take away your nightmares and it has for the past 10 years. I no longer have to re-live those events. Sleep like a baby.

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