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Re: Ambien fachad

Posted by terra miller on June 7, 2001, at 23:01:54

In reply to Ambien, posted by fachad on June 7, 2001, at 21:18:23

Hi, I have ambien and I am amazed at how "un" addictive it is. I expected all the things that you posted. My pdoc prescribed 10mg for 15 days in a row so that I could regain good sleep patterns. I thought I would be on it forever and didn't want to do it, but I did. It reset my sleep cycle (I was waking every 1-2 hours). I take it now only when I need to. I have never developed a dependence on it. I notice that if I take it for, say, three days in a row it seems to lose its effectiveness. However, not using it and then using it again, say the next week, it then is as effective as the first day. I take 10mg, or 15mg in a pinch. Sometimes I wake after 4 hours with 10mg and have to take another 5mg, that's usually during high anxiety time for me though. I will say that it sure is nice to be able to fall asleep so quickly. It's amazing! p.s. make sure you can insure 7 hours of sleep or you'll wake up groggy and tired which will wear off.


> My pdoc called in RX for Ambien 10mg for me today.
> Is it safe to take or will I become dependent on it to fall asleep?
> My problem is not falling asleep, but waking up too often and too early. Is Ambien good for that or does it just help falling asleep?
> Does it loose effectivness over time?
> Any thoughs or experiences would be most appreciated.




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