~Ambien (sleeping aid)~

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    Anyone heard of the sleeping pill Ambien??
    Ever taken it??
    Does it work??...side effects??

    I don't sleep well......so now my doctor has given me a prescription for Ambien........guess we'll see~
     
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    Diphenhyramine(Gravol-Benadryl) work just as good and are cheaper.They also aid your stomach acid balance and keep your sinuses cleared.
     
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    I used to be a light sleeper too. Then I changed my diet and now I sleep all night and wake up in the morning ready to go.

    But go ahead and put a bandaid with side effects on it instead, It's your life.

    Ambien Side Effects | Drugs.com
     
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    My diet is fine....thanks.
    And I rather trust my doctor to give me something that may help.....if it doesn't, then I shall not take it.
    I was just curious if anyone has ever taken it.
     
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    Benadryl does not work as well.

    but after a while the Ambian does not work as well. You build up a tolerance to it.
     
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    I started taking the regular ambien...and switched to ambien CR (controlled release). I only use them once a week or less. I do get a good nights sleep but i also "pay" for it by not sleeping at all the following night. I prefer the CR as it keeps me asleep.

    Ive never experienced any of the side effects.
     
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    Doctors are trained to push whatever the Pharmacy companies want them to push. I know, my Dad's a Doctor. Well, a DDS (since 1965) but he knows the score.
     
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    The reason it's a prescription drug is because it is dangerous or addictive. Mood or behavior altering drugs have been found to cause horrific birth defects when used by pregnant women. I guess it's up to the justice dept. to determine if the typical side effect "thoughts of suicide" can also be "thoughts of murder".
     
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    Oh good grief.

    It works for some, not all. Tends to cause confusion in older folks (in my experience).
     
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    As with any drug it can become addictive. I use pain medication for my back occasionally but only when I really need it and then I only use a half dose.

    Sleep drugs do work but you pay a price the next day.
     
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