For me, Ambien is a godsend. I use it sparingly...but when I need it, I'm sure glad to have it. It is the only thing that seems to work for me. I've tried all the Tylenol PM type OTC drugs and herbal remedies...no relief at all. I can take my 10mg Ambien and get a good 6-7 hours of rest. (For me, that's a good night's sleep.) I've never taken it more than 2 or 3 nights in a row...I don't want to waste them! My doctor will only give me 20 at a time. I wake up and feel so much better. For me, as I'm sure for all, there's nothing worse than sleep deprivation. I've read about
some of the bad side effects that have been mentioned here and feel very lucky not to have experienced them.
Ulcerative Pancolitis diagnosed in 2000
Colazal (6-9 daily)
Off and On Prednisone
Rowasa When Needed
Most Recent Flare: May, 2007
Probiotics - Reuteri