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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ambien oral.

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Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
10/19/2014 10:02:04 AM

Reviewer: Kelli, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This Sleep Medicine for me was BAD the side affects alone and the news reports on this and other people bad experiences while taking should really make a person scared to try. I took because i was and still am suffering from insomnia for 6 months now. Dangerous!I feel it should be taken off market!!!!!!

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
10/5/2014 2:05:34 PM

Reviewer: Mickey One, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Like many older people, I have trouble falling asleep or getting back to sleep. It is only an occasional problem. I only take it perhaps once a week -- don't want to get hooked. If I don't exercise or accidentally take a nap, I suspect I may have sleep trouble. Then Ambien works perfectly. I have never had sleep walking etc. It is often just a bit harder to get fully awake, but that i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
9/14/2014 3:05:10 PM

Reviewer: gemappy1, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have/had a traumatic brain injury. Dreams were weird, and friends kept telling me that I would tell them things that I would not ordinarily say. Not bad, just different. I would "space out", kind of a sleep while awake. I met with my neurologist, and they were not happy that I was put on this drug. If affects the brain very seriously, for those who have had brain injury. It scare ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
9/13/2014 6:58:54 PM

Reviewer: cath091155, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a worrier and high strung. I have tried all over the counter medicines and all the non medicine approaches but could not sleep. I love my ambien. When I talk to others taking it and having problems I find that they are not being as careful as they should. I never take it until I am in bed. If I should take it and have to get back up, I make sure someone in my family knows so they can kee ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
8/27/2014 10:59:15 PM

Reviewer: sassybutsleepy84, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
It does help me fall asleep fast (usually I can be up for hours thinking), the same with when I get up during the night to pee, I am able to fall back asleep fairly well - the trouble I have been having is it makes me dizzy and extremely unbalanced, if I get up to walk to the bathroom or kitchen, I am swaying the whole time - and my vision is distorted too - I have to lay flat on my back on my bed ... Show Full Comment

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