Hi First of all, I appreciate this forum and those on it have been and continue to be so supportative and informative. Thanks for being here.
Secondly, I have a question that has come up. My hubby with ESLD went to Dr. on Monday and told the GP Dr. that he can't sleep (although it appears to me he sleeps alot, mostly in the daytime then he isn't too tired at night). Dr. gave him a prescription for 10 mg of Ambien and he took one yesterday(I counted pills and he did only take one) at 9:00PM went to sleep and slept til 4:00AM (7 hours) when he came wildly stubbling out of the bedroom and went to the front door for no reason, all wild eyed and back to bed, then up 2 hours later..didn't make it to potty(first time ever), then back to bed until 2:00 this afternoon, up an hour and then asleep until about 2 hours ago (9 more hrs of sleep). He is puffy in the face, not eating, bad tremors and weak. Prior to taking the Ambien he was doing quite well, making his own meals, going for walks reading and now he just is in bed almost all day.
The only thing that is different is the Ambien sleeping pill. I took the bottle and until we figure out what happened and I talk to the Dr, I'm not giving him anymore. Do any of you take Ambien to sleep? Has anyone had a bad experience with Ambien? Could he be allergic to it? Hubby says he hallusinated and is so so very weak. Any feedback or ideas would be helpful. Thanks