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Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
7/20/2015 7:43:11 PM

Reviewer: archangel7777, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Ambien or the generic form Zolpidem for 19 years. I developed insomnia after becoming a military spouse and kept moving frequently. I had terrible results with Ambien CR as I would cook, eat, shop and even have phone conversations I would have no memory of. One important note is that it is most effective if taken 2-4 hours after the final meal/snack has been consumed for the day. If ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
6/21/2015 2:47:59 AM

Reviewer: Kadrian, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking Ambien for over two years. Generally it works great. Occasionally my brain can overcome the medication and I have issues getting to sleep. That's not the medication, just stress. No side effects or hangover. I make sure I always have 7 plus hours available for sleep before taking. Honestly never tried stopping, I value my sleep too much.my family and students also value me ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
6/8/2015 10:08:31 PM

Reviewer: Beary, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was taking Ambien for approx 3-4 weeks, then started noticing the next day I would get nauseous or have bad migraines. It took me a couple weeks to put 2 & 2 together to figure out it was the Ambien causing it; because the headaches were getting worse everyday, I had to stop. I also experienced major withdrawal symptoms...hot/cold sweats, upset stomach, anxiety, nausea. Felt like I wanted ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
6/1/2015 9:35:17 PM

Reviewer: Mammaliki, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had trouble staying asleep. I finally approached my MD about a sleeping aid and he prescribed Ambien 5mg. the first night it made me woozy and unsteady on my feet. It made me feel intoxicated. I have taken it everynight, for 3.5 weeks as prescribed and I am NOT staying asleep at night. I will fall asleep easily but will wake up 3-4 a night, about every1-1.5 hours. this very frustratin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
5/24/2015 1:41:25 AM

Reviewer: spunkylady63gmail.com, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
it usto help me a lot but then insurance changed it from back to 5mlg. THat was ok then resenlt I have had probles getting the deep sleep so she added pamular. it is good in that it relaxes me but still I don't go into the deep sleep until morning then I sleep all day to catch up.

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