Don't take too much medicine.

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Last night I was miserable. I took an ambien and was walking around
in my sleep. I kept waking up in different location- On the couch, at the
kitchen table, brushing my teeth, packing nick nacks --- I would take a little
more medication to help me sleep.

This morning my husband had a hard time waking me up..........................
The look on his face when I finally came to.
Later on in the morning i spent about an hour behind the locked bathroom door.
i am sorry I scared him. (and me)

Be careful, kids Accidents CAN happen
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flower123
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   Posted 5/3/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh WOW. That's so scary. I'm glad that you're okay!

Flower

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Flower,

Ambien is not a good medication for me. I've had a bad time with it before,
but never like last night.

It wasn't really just the Ambien, it was what I mixed it with.

I had another bad time when a dentist gave me complete anesthesia.
Apparently he wasn't familiar with the medications I took and he gave
me too much of what they use to put you to sleep. When the procedure
was over, he gave me some straight Oxygen. Breathing had NEVER been
so sweet!

Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
When I first took ambien, about 7 years ago, I remember sitting at my computer and the couch came alive and started walking towards me, and I thought the couch was going to eat me and I started screaming, it was very scary. And I never see things, so I know I wasnt crazy, so I knew it was the ambien and I never took it again. I always warn people about taking that med, even my dad when he took it. My dad said he never saw things and said it was probably cause I was mixing it with narcotics, well I dont know if it was the mix, but I know it scared me to never take that med again lol.

-hellokitty
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uniquelyme
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   Posted 5/3/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
What??? The couch was gonna eat you? Wow, I think Ambien should be taken off the market if it does that to you...I bet that was a Trip!!! Glad to hear that you were okay...Pamela, no more ambien for you girl..

Me.
 I hate Boats!!!!
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello~Kitty,

Canibal couches are rare but one never knows. Uh uh.
One time I had a nightmare and heard wild animals trapped in my walls.
(I hadn't even taken anything)

Wishing Us Happy Dreams,

Pamela

Sam Roberson Jr
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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to stop taking Ambien because I started to gain weight and I did not know why until my wife told me that I had been eating in my sleep. I like being Abel to sleep but I don't like gaining weight so be careful, if you start to gain weight stop taking Ambien. 
tying to make it one day at a time....corney right


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Sam ...

One of the places I went to in my sleep was the refrigerator!

All that I found were green vegetables

I remain sleek.

However, I will never touch Ambien. It's poison for me.

Nothing corny about One Day At A Time ... That's the way it has to be!
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


vestabula
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   Posted 5/8/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   

My son took Ambien after a divorce, went into the bathroom to brush his teeth and woke up 8 hours later on the tile floor with the tooth brush still in his mouth.  I guess that's why they tell you to take it when you are already in bed!

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Tony McGuire
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   Posted 5/8/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I took a normal dose of Amitriptylin back when it was prescribed to me. I was seeing weird things swimming in the air, and *I* was 'tripping' down the hallway, banging on one side then the next.

Kept telling my PCP about it, but it was a couple months before he took me off of it. What a relief that day was.
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anice
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   Posted 5/9/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,I am way late to post on this. I am so glad that you are okay. I have heard good and bad about the ambien. I am sure it scared you and your husband.

I had bad reactions to neurontin. I had horrible nightmares every night. It was the most violent,frightening nightmares. I woke up every time right before I died. I was usually crying uncontrollable when I woke up. I have high blood pressure, too. I was so scared that I thought I would have a heart attack. I didn't take it long. The bad part is that I could tell that it helped with the nerve pain, a little.

Did I understand right? Are you moving? Be careful and try not to overdo it. I hope that you enjoy your new surroundings and wish you happiness and lots of low pain days.
Anice
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