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kara487
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
My dr. changed my prescription from ambien to lunesta. With ambien I had to take on an empty stomach do I have to take lunesta on an empty stomach. I hope lunesta works I need some sleep.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 4/15/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Lunesta never worked for me, but it should say on the directions that come with the prescription if you should take it on an empty stomach or not, and usually the doctor will tell you. If it didnt came with any information on it then call the doctor that prescribed it or the pharmacy, butn I remember not having any issues with eating or not when I took it. But I found lunesta to be very weak, even my friend that took it would still be up all night after taking it. I think I'm gonna ask my doctor about rozerm cause I need to get some sleep.

-hellokitty


26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg,Arthiritis in my back, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks, Bipolar
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the counter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet), and Biofreeze  
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, marsupilized bartholin gland cyst
 
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Post Edited (Hello~Kitty) : 4/15/2009 10:01:37 AM (GMT-6)


skeye
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   Posted 4/15/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kara,

I was on Lunesta for a short period of time, but it was a while ago, so I don't remember whether or not I took it on an empty stomach. I'm sure you can look it up online if you google "lunesta" or "lunesta drug facts," or something along those lines. I think that the reason for taking sleep aids on an empty stomach is that they are then broken down & absorbed into the blood stream faster, because there is nothing else in your stomach to digest & slow down the process. But don't quote me on that. I'm sure your doctor or pharmacist could tell you as well.

Skeye

kara487
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   Posted 4/16/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I took lunesta last night and it is nothing when I took ambien and it was working it put me in a comatose sleep for like 7 to 8 hours. lunesta put me in a light sleep for about 4 hours. I slept from 9 pm-12 am. but didnt have any side effects from it only a little grogginess not like ambien and I also taste this metallic taste in my mouth.Lunesta also gave me a headache hoping that goes away soon. I hope everyone has a lpd.


Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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