Friday, May 22, 2009

Be careful what you take

What a crazy life I've had the past three weeks. I started taking Ambien on a regular basis. I've really struggled with insomnia for a while and thought this would be a solution.

Well, I have had a strong feeling the last couple of days that I should stop taking it, butvery time I try, I have terrible anxiety during the middle of the night and feel yucky the next day. I got on the computer to research the effects and to find out how long it stays in your system and found that many people have had similar experiences. Those being, anxiety, sleep eating, sleep driving, sleep sex, grogginess, headaches etc...

So, I did not take it last night, determined to get off it. I did not sleep well, had weird dreams, had to leave the hall light on--which I've NEVER done before--and today, I feel terrible. Drugged. Really drugged. I'm not going anywhere or doing anything. Just gonna sit here and veg. until it is out of my system.

Hopefully, I'll be back to myself soon. Ugg.


Amy said...

I know a lot of people that have had bad luck with it. I'm sorry you are having to go through this.

Tash said...

ya thats why with my sleeping pills i try not to take things more than 3 days in a row.. besides my body getting used to them and doing nothing.. i dont want to get addicted to them...good luck.. im in the no sleep mode this week too.. hugs!!

Jennie said...

i am so sorry it is doing this to you!

feel better!

Lisa M. said...

I had very simular reaction to coming off of it! I am sorry you are struggling so!

Good luck!