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    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    1/2/2016 1:01:27 AM

    Reviewer: Sparklelady, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Prescribed ambien 5mg 5years ago took for 2 years every night thought it was amazing at first could finally fall asleep and stay asleep all night after a year or so started getting panic attacks and anxiety and wild nightmares that I never had before went to another doctor who said that I never should have taken nightly and for 2 years was taken off slowly and all of the above stopped . Also e ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    1/1/2016 2:16:15 PM

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    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    good

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    10/22/2015 6:32:24 PM

    Reviewer: South Auzzy, Male (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Taking Ambien due to tapering off Morphine as people abusing it now Australian Doctors are coming up with any excuse to not prescribe the amount ive taken for 15 years without increase [sounds like im whining?] until you realise that chronic pain means my life is hell!....anyway taking ambien 25mg x 3 at night, makes me feel weird, I dont like it, does let me sleep without restless leg syndrome, n ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    9/7/2015 10:17:55 PM

    Reviewer: LoreleiBrooklyn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Started Ambien (10-mg dosage) several years ago after a time of severe life stress and six weeks straight of averaging four hours sleep per night. At first I got 7 hours of deep, dreamless sleep; it's now good for 5-6 hours. Although my doctor prescribed it for me to fall asleep, it helps also if I wake up in the middle of the night; I'm groggy enough that I can fall back asleep easily. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    7/20/2015 7:43:11 PM

    Reviewer: archangel7777, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have been on Ambien or the generic form Zolpidem for 19 years. I developed insomnia after becoming a military spouse and kept moving frequently. I had terrible results with Ambien CR as I would cook, eat, shop and even have phone conversations I would have no memory of. One important note is that it is most effective if taken 2-4 hours after the final meal/snack has been consumed for the day. If ... Show Full Comment

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