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Adventures on Ambien
Haole Jim
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From: central coast metro Chicago
Posted: 2011-12-23 9:26 pm   Permalink

Warm milk still usually works for this writer. And it's cheap and legal and the warming releases a sleep-inducing chemical.

As the hypocrite e-writes, sipping a martini, cranked about the cold weather.


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-09-15 10:18 pm   Permalink

I have a funny/scary story from this past week. I am the director of the CardioPulmonary department in a hospital and sometimes get technical questions on the phone in the middle of the night. Thursday night I went to bed late and was still awake an hour and a half later. I wasn't on call so I took half an Ambien. The next morning at work, the night shift guy mentioned something about a four year old he had called me about in the middle of the night. I said "You called me?" After he told me his question, then I remembered him calling and I remembered what I told him. They don't always keep track of who is on call and they usually just call me if they have a question. He had called with a critical question about putting a four year old on life support. Fortunately I gave him the right answer, I guess I've been doing this long enough that I know the answers even in my sleep
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-09-16 2:47 pm   Permalink

Yikes...that is funny AND scary!!!

I am a life-time insomniac. Anymore I just take a couple of Advil PM and it helps a little but I haven't had a full nights sleep in years. I usually get 2 or 3 hours then wake up and sometimes go the living room a sleep for about an hour or two then back to bed...it is not normal, but I am too afraid to take an Ambien....especially now that I have read these accounts of hypnotic experiences.
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2012-09-16 7:07 pm   Permalink

Oh my! I guess I should stop complaining about waking up exhausted. I've never taken Ambien but it does make me nervous - my Mom took it and had some of those wacky experiences; but at least nobody's life was potentially on the the line at the other end of the phone! I totally understand why it's necessary, but those are some scary effects. Good thing that life-saving knowledge is fully ingrained!

I think if I could just be retired I'd sleep a lot better (I'm certainly willing to try it as an experiment!)

(edited for bad typos!)


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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-09-17 09:23 am   Permalink

My doctor told me to take Benadryl to help me sleep. It sometimes has weird effects such as it messes with my ability to walk straight.
For example, I have a 5 foot by 5 foot framed stained glass window leaning on the wall by my bed and one night I got up and bumped into the window and it fell on top of me and pinned me to my bed. I'm a little over 5 feet tall myself so it was quite the ordeal to crawl out and push the thing back against the wall.
I wasn't hurt and I laugh about it now.

-Lori


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-09-17 10:08 am   Permalink

Vamp, your sleep pattern is exactly like mine. Sleep a few hours, lay awake an hour, move to the couch and sleep a few more, go back to bed and lay awake again until 15 minutes before the alarm goes off

Anything with an antihistamine (Advil PM, Tylenol PM, Benadryl, Sominex, etc) knock me out for days so they are not an option. I go through about 30 Ambien a year, usually half a tablet at a time. But you can actually get up and function if you have to after taking an Ambien. My daughter was scheduled for a C-Section at 8am, the night before my wife and I were excited about the prospect of our first grandson - we both took Ambien at 10 and went to bed to get a good night's sleep. At midnight, my daughter called to say she had gone into labor and was headed for the hospital. Even with the Ambien on board we were able to get up and funtion normally.
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2012-09-23 10:12 pm   Permalink

lunesta knocks you out real good.......


 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-09-23 10:26 pm   Permalink

Does anyone else have this before sleep and after sleep period like me?

As time passes at night I think it is soon time to go to sleep, so I typically avoid talking if someone is over at my place and if I am on the computer it is only on solitaire which sometimes helps to make my brain tired. Then computer off and glasses off and finish watching stupid TV now getting sleepy so go to bed. Now if during that time period anyone starts talking to me or the phone rings, the whole ritual has to be done over again...sure I could try to go to bed, but inevitably have to get up and go through the stupid "getting sleepy" process all over again.

I am a mess when I wake up in the morning...if nobody talks to me and I sit around doing stupid stuff I can wake up and be in a normal mood. But if someone starts yapping at me or there is some other interrupting noises when I am trying to wake up I get grumpy and have a bad start to the day.

I hate both of these phases, and people make fun of me for it but I truly think it is just a phase of my insomnia. I think these are bad habits but are now inherent and necessary.


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-09-24 09:00 am   Permalink

Sorry Vamp, you're on your own there. Whether I go to bed at 9pm or 11:30, I almost always fall asleep within 5-10 minutes. It's just that I'm wide awake at 12 or 12:30.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-10-27 7:39 pm   Permalink

I live about 15 miles from the Mexican border. When you cross, Verizon sends you a text warning you of roaming charges you may incur. I didn't sleep well this past week, I wasn't on call last night so I decided to take an Ambien and get a good night's sleep. This morning I got up and found a text on my phone "Welcome to Mexico..." Did I sleep-drive across the border last night? I hope I had a good time
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-28 12:07 pm   Permalink

allergy pill works for me, then atleast I dont have to wake up to breath

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-11-04 10:00 am   Permalink

Mike...sounds like you had an out-of-body-siesta!!!

Lately I have been taking Advil PM...it does help, but per my own self, can't ever sleep any longer than 3 or 4 hours...se la vi.
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