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Old 09-24-09, 05:05 PM   #1
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Ambien

I've been having issues sleeping the past year or so, reasons too numerous to go into here.

Doc prescribed ambien because "its not addictive, and you are less likely to get up in the middle of the night and do things like eat (and not remember it) or go for a drive (and not remember or wake up in jail and wonder why you were arrested for driving into a tree).

Anyway, I took my first dose last night and only woke up once... and found myself on the couch in the living room.

Um, I went to sleep in the bed. I got up and went back to bed...

Weird.
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Old 09-24-09, 05:07 PM   #2
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I had to take it once while I was in the hospital dealing with MRSA. The best sleep I've ever had. And the nurses were freaking hot!

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lunesta. or meletonin. no sleepwalking issues with either and i sleep like a baby.
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I am a classic insomniac.

But I'm too afraid to take drugs unless I really really have to.
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Old 09-24-09, 05:15 PM   #5
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Google, "Ambien sex."
Interesting side effect.
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I've had problems sleeping my whole life. I've done Ambien and Lunesta. No problems with either. But Lunesta is better - 'cept for the taste in my mouth like I was sucking on a penny all night.
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Ambien worked for me - once. Last time I took it I was up all night. And I was kinda horny, now that you mention it.

Lunesta does work better but makes me dopey the next day. Ymmv
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A shot or two of tequila works better than any drug...
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Old 09-24-09, 06:36 PM   #9
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I have cracked the 5mg ones in half. Take a half if I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Seem to wear off in 2-3 hours.
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On a flight from the far east to DC, took an ambien with a bourbon and didn't wake up until Oklahoma. Good stuff.
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lunesta. or meletonin. no sleepwalking issues with either and i sleep like a baby.
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Ambien worked for me - once. Last time I took it I was up all night. And I was kinda horny, now that you mention it.

Lunesta does work better but makes me dopey the next day. Ymmv
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A shot or two of tequila works better than any drug...
My Loco Mexican Friend (tm) says the same thing.

I would say if thou art having trouble sleeping, go for a run/hard bike ride/swim/whatever a few hours before bedtime, then hop in a hot bath for a bit,right before bedtime.
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You can add sex to luddite's list. Alone or preferably with someone.

My ex took Ambien. Every night she ended up in a different place. One night in the garage. The next out front. Trashing the living room and dining room. All kinds of crazy crap.
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Old 09-24-09, 09:03 PM   #15
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Yeah but I think it has to lead to orgasm, ie: no orgasm, no sleepy after.

I'm one of those weird people that sleeps like the undead 99% of the time, even with my generalized anxiety, even if I drink a bunch of tea late in the afternoon. I may even be able to sleep during exams.
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I'm male. An orgasm is a given.
Anyhow, I also sleep like the undead provided that I am well. Not so much lately.
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Only time I had major probs sleeping (quit eating too) was the week before I told my ex husband to GTFO. The stress of not knowing what his reaction would be...well, that was unpleasant. Good way to drop 7 lbs in a hurry though.
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i use it when i'm on flights that last 8-12 hours, or when i'm in a jetlag rut.

as far as it not being aditctive, i'm not so sure about that. the father of a good friend of mine has been popping ambien for years. he can't sleep without it.

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Old 09-25-09, 09:22 PM   #19
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The ambien sex google was interesting... kind of like Penthouse Letters sans the juicy parts.
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Old 09-25-09, 09:33 PM   #20
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I love buying new bike crap

Never mind
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Old 09-25-09, 09:45 PM   #21
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A good hard ride and a few beer does it for me.

Sometimes it's just the good hard ride.
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Old 09-25-09, 09:49 PM   #22
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I took it after my dad died. No trouble quitting, slept like a baby after I met Tricia.

I have gone to Starbucks with a friend and taken photos of her breasts on my camera phone, and not known anything about that night until the following day, when she told me to check my phone. I have quite clearly hallucinated a clown (more of a jester, actually) in my bedroom after taking one and staying up late.

So it's been exactly a year, but I still have them, because it's damn fun to take one and then try to stay up and see what happens.
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Sometimes it's just the good hard ride.
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BTW, that ambien sex thing only works properly if there's another person around to have sex with
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