Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 578060

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prolly old news, but im new here...

Posted by fcvalentine on November 12, 2005, at 15:22:03

hey everyone, im fletcher. im panic dsiorder, GAD, social phoic, agoraphobic, OCD, depressed and a recovering junkie.
now that i got the introduction out of the way, i have a bone to pick with ambien cr...does it help anyone sleep through the night? do you redose? well, i do. so in a word, good sleep med, but keep 3 23.5mg by the bed so at 2am when your eyes snap open you can redose. is this just me? has my beloved ambien failed me? (and lunesta is not an option causr of the taste that las t until 3pm tthe next day)'

fcvalentine

 

Re: prolly old news, but im new here... fcvalentine

Posted by Phillipa on November 12, 2005, at 21:41:48

In reply to prolly old news, but im new here..., posted by fcvalentine on November 12, 2005, at 15:22:03

Same here. Aren't they supposed to have an ambien CR? Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: prolly old news, but im new here... fcvalentine

Posted by Glydin on November 12, 2005, at 21:56:42

In reply to prolly old news, but im new here..., posted by fcvalentine on November 12, 2005, at 15:22:03

Hi Fletcher - Welcome.

So the CR version isn't "CR-ing"? I briefly used regular Ambien and found I was OUT, as in
O-U-T... out for exactly (almost to the minute) 4 hours and would awaken as if someone had shot me out of a cannon. I did redose on the regular version. It was a bit of a weird feeling in that there was no drowsiness prior to sleep. There was no "falling asleep" -- just GONE.

This post isn't helpful but just what I found on regular Ambien.

 

Re: prolly old news, but im new here...

Posted by snapper on November 13, 2005, at 1:57:12

In reply to Re: prolly old news, but im new here... fcvalentine, posted by Glydin on November 12, 2005, at 21:56:42

I am taking it but I am not sure what my concensus is yet . I redosed the other night when I had to get some sleep for my sleep study and that was with 15 mg OF Valium. It did the trick ..however I also was stupid enough to take 2 20 mg tabs of REG Adderall between 5 and 6 pm .some bearing but not much! just don't know.
How long is the half life of this new wonder drug anyhow.? Anyone really know?
Thanks
Snapper

 

Re: prolly old news, but im new here...

Posted by gardenergirl on November 13, 2005, at 7:43:46

In reply to Re: prolly old news, but im new here..., posted by snapper on November 13, 2005, at 1:57:12

Wow, I'm so glad I don't have this problem with Ambien. I don't wake up early. In fact, if I don't plan for getting at least 7-8 hours sleep, I have a terrible time waking up.

Guess this is another example of how meds affect us all uniquely.

gg

 

Re: prolly old news, but im new here... fcvalentine

Posted by Colleen D. on November 13, 2005, at 20:03:28

In reply to prolly old news, but im new here..., posted by fcvalentine on November 12, 2005, at 15:22:03

Welcome FC!

I took Ambien for a couple weeks after I lost a child and it worked like a charm. Recently when I was hospitalized, I requested it because I was so stressed out about being away from my family and the Ambien did not work at all. I don't think I got even two hours in. I'm not sure what dosage I was given. I am happily taking doxepin for sleep. My GP suggested it and i get a really good night's sleep when I take 25mg.

Good luck,
Colleen


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