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Ambien itself dosent really have recreational value for many, but there are a few people who really love the effects givin from it. SWIM has experamented with ambien in doases of 5mg,10mg,15mg,20mg,and 30mg and I personaly dont see what all the hype is about. 10mg will give me a great night sleep but fail to see how it was "fun". on 20mg i may of gotten some mild visual disturbances, but nothing prodomonet, could of been placebo. With 30mg I apperantly fell down some stairs and woke up sore with cuts a scrapes, I didnt remember a damn thing.
Now SWIM's freind on the other hand uses these things whenever he can, often takeing large amounts (60mg+) or snorting smaller amounts. He LOVES IT, and says for him its a very fun drug.
If you want to give it a try, go for it. but dont expect too much more than a good nights sleep from it. I would start around 15-20mg and work my way up from there if supply wasent a problem. Have fun, Be safe, and stay far away from mom!
yea 10 mg/s u should be cool but ambien is kinda shitty u kind of black out on it man, and everything is like a dream, it works really good to help you sleep though, dont take too much of it 10-20 mgs at most or u will just pass out into a deep sleep
Swim's husband once took 2 Ambien (not sure what milligram but I think at least 20 mg each) and the night ended with him standing naked in the living room with several paramedics standing around trying to get him dressed to go to the hospital.Swim called the hospital thinking her husbandhad a stroke because he had gotten up to go to the bathroom and when he came back he fell right down on top ofher onher side of the bed instead of his side and would not get up. When he did get up, after the paramedics got there, he was acting like a madman, trying to pullSwim's nightgown off in front of all those people and babbling incoherently, as if he had been drinking heavily.He ended up not going to the hospital but fell dead asleep and they toldSwim to watch him, which she did. Needless to say, he never took any more Ambien. Apparently, there had been reports of people having strange hallucinations and weird goings-on with this stuff. Swim's husband initially had taken one and didn't feel sleepy so took another a little while later. By the time hegot ready for bedhe had begun to feel the first affects. He did not remember the incident with the paramedics the next day and did not believe it had happened until they confirmed it. He was mortified to have been walking around in front of people with no clothes on. Swim is just grateful the kids did not wake up and see their father like that! Swim would never take this sleeping pill after seeing what it did to him. Of course, he did take two but even so...
Ambien does not have a 20mg pill.
Anyway, forget swim, I took 10mgs once and got some head disassociation and mild euphoria. Nothing amazing, but better than none at all indeed. 20mg, some good visuals, high euphoria, but fell asleep within an hour. Had awesome dreams though.... I took 30mgs, and fell asleep well before I could experience anything really great. Woke up with a shit-ass hangover.
I tried Ambien , for my experience it has no recreational value at all.
I tried 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and 50mg.
At low doses it gives me nice sleeps.
At higher doses everything looked robotic and automated, a bit weird but not very funny... then i fell asleep directly.
Ambien, Zoldipem Tartrate is NOT a recreational drug.. unless you consider feeling drowsy recreational, in which case you would be considered by many as being LAME.
Ambien is fact acting, and has a very small window in which it is effective for falling asleep. If you are not tired you will most likely be too awake to fall asleep during that time and find yourself irritable and restless. I have tried it on numerous occasions and found washing it down with a beer or two helped a lot in my quest for sleep. Washing it down with more than that will lead to you waking up on the kitchen floor in a pile of drool wondering how the fuck you fell asleep there, and not on your 800 thread ct. sheets. Bad idea, and scary not remembering how/when/why.
Use good well informed judgement when mixing EtOH with other drugs.
I was perscribed Ambien for about a month or more. I didn't know anything about it, I just thought it would help me sleep. The first night taking it I sat at my computer getting ready for bed, when this stuffed monkey I had started grinning and rubbing his hands together looking at me. After a while I realized I was in a very strange dream land every night for a month. It was like an Alice in Wonderland experience. I named the original monkey Garth, and I vaguely remember him velcrowed around my neck, walking through my neighborhood with lions and crazy things around.
I would talk to this two headed plant person in my house a few times. Wall paper turned into streams of bands and swirling flowers.
Eventually I could control the hallucinations. I was like a superhero in a strange dreamland. I could go on and on about things that happened (I don't remember most of the things. I woke up once with my bed moved out from the wall, I was asleep in between them).
Anyway, I don't know if I was just super sensitive or what, but it was a very bizarre and VERY intense trip every night for a month.
After that I just felt sorta ambien-high. Nothing special though.
It was crazy.
I took 100 mg of ambien once and 2 xanax not sure what mg they were but they were bars. not a good thing. Overdosed dont rember anything, i stopped breathing at one point. i rember about up till 6 o clock i took them at 5. it was like being realy drunk. friends called all my friends about 20 ppl were there watching me to make sure i wasnt going to die.i didnt move much all i did was lay down and throw up from what my friends said. my friend was at the point of calln the paramedics but then i started doing better so he let me be. Id suggest not to do it thats just me but if you want to take aroudn 20 mg.
I have no idea where all of you who are saying that Ambien, also known as Zolpidem tartrate has no recreational value are gettin your information, because it defiantly does. Ambien is actually very abuseable, taking just one of the 10mg pills on a very empty stomach will send you to "la-la land". Taking even a higer doseage, such as 40 to 50 mg's will sending you flying to a new world. The strange thing about Ambien is that while your on it, you think you are fine and acting normal but the next day you will rembember only bits and pieces of what happened while you were under the infulence of Ambien. It's a very unique and strange drug. SWIM truely believes that sooner or later Ambien will be takin off the market or atleast not prescribed as often as it is now, because of the high abuse potential is contains. But, we'll see what happens!
By the way, I sure hope you enjoy those Zolpidem Tartrate!
Are you sure you're not confusing Zopiclone with Zolpidem, Zopiclone did absolutely nothing for SWIM, didn't even get him to sleep just gave him a horrible metallic tast in his mouth while Zolpidem definetely gets him very fucked-up even though he doesn't find it pleasent its great for sleep.
Nope, for me it's the other way around. Zolpidem doesn't work for me as a sleep aid, and i can't enjoy the feeling you get if you take more for a recreational dose.
Zopiclone on the other hand works very well for me.
15 mg is enough to make me fall into a deep sleep, and i'm an insomniac pur sang.
It's true, the metallic taste is horrible, but the buzz you get from it, makes it all worth it :d
I was prescribed Zimovane 7.5mg (zopiclone) a few months ago but I only used it a few times. I have to say I found it pretty effective in making me sleep. More recently I was prescibed stillnoct 10mg (zolpidem tartrate). This worked really well for a few day progressively I have found I wasn't sleeping as much, and more recently was having difficulty in falling asleep also. My doctor has told me to bump my dose if to 15mg and if that isn't effective he will give me a script for something else.
As an aside I used 750mg of diphenhydramine recreational last night, so if I sleep okay tonight with 15mg of stillnoct. It should remain effective for a few days at least. I am going to post about DPH experience seperately and would appreciate your comments.
the only thing i dont like about it is the feeling (high) that you get from it feels so synthetic and forced onto your body. like "GO TO SLEEP".. unlike shrooms which feel much more natural........from wut i hear
I think that Ambien (zolpidem) is not the drug to mess with in a situation where you need to keep yourself 'in line' due to mom, teacher etc. Ambien has a really steep dose-response curve and I've seen it affect different people different ways at different doses. There is a really fine line between a dose that'll be pleasantly sedating and a dose that'll be a disaster. Start out with 5 mgs if you can, and increase the dose by 5 mgs until you reach a nice spot. Do NOT exceed 30mgs in a single dose unless you are with a somewhat sober friend and in a safe enviroment because not even superman can act normal on 30mgs of Ambien.
I recently heard a bunch of callers on a local radio show calling in and telling stories of sleep walking while on ambien and ending up eating tons of food and waking up with crumbs all over them and food stuck to themselves, without remembering it. Many said they would wake up sitting in front of the refrigerator with the door propped open by their bodies and all kinds of food sitting out. This sounds hilarious to me.
has anyone here experienced this? Supposedly its a very common thing but people lie all the time jsut to get on the radio, i trust people here more.
Howdy all, just thought I'd offer my bit on recreational use of Ambien.
I've been prescribed Ambien for over six months now due to sleeping problems and that above is the opinion I've formed from my experience with it. My main reasoning for my opinion is Ambien's notorious side effect: Amnesia.
If I take Ambien and then attempt to stay awake doing something it will produce a dissasociative effect that makes complex mental tasks extremely difficult, sometimes impossible, but can also make other things engrossing and rather amusing. However, it's easy to lose yourself and not even realize what you're doing or why. In a way it's sort of a similar feel to some aspects of DXM I suppose, but DXM compounded with mental retardation or something... like a vacant mind with almost no activity rather than hyper stimulated perceptive/analytical and whatnot.
At 10-15mg I find that there is a very likely chance that as these effects move towards their peak I will black out. 20mg + is almost a guarantee that I'll black out. What goes on in that period between when my memory stops recording events and when I wake up in bed the next morning is anyone's guess.
Anyway, to sum it up, I don't really see much recreational use with Ambien. There's the possibility that you won't remember what occurred... or the even more likely possibility, it'll straight up knock your ass out. That is what it's supposed to do afterall.
SWIM gets a nice buzz on a low dose of ambien (i.e. 2.5mg), of course higher doses will cause sleep as that's what they're intended for. if you guys think "more is always better" you're barking up the wrong tree. Try 2.5 mg to 5mg MAX for a nice sedative/hypnotic effect similar to an opiate nod but without any strong euphoria or other side effects, other than some disinhibition and sweet peaceful relaxation. Very pleasant IMO, not a party drug though. Use during the day when you have a couple/three hours to space out on the couch or in bed, possibly to drift pleasantly to sleep. Or try combining a low dose of ambien with some kratom.
SWIM is on around 25-30mg Zolpidem (taken rectally). Disinhibition & sweet peaceful relaxation + no party drug, as described in his last post (made in June, when he was still an Ambien n00b). He had the right idea even then, but never suspected how much further Ambien could take a person down the road of pleasant highs, particularly if stimulant withdrawal symptoms are involved and one wishes to feel better.
P.S. *forget* combining ambien with kratom, horrendous combination if there ever was one.
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Re: reccomended first time ambien recreational dose
swim recomends taking 10mg then waiting maybe 20min.... see how swim feels take 10mg as needed.... personally swim can take 40-50mg and not fall alseep and have a pretty good time, however swim knows other swimmers that go straight to bed after a 10mg.
If swim is willing to put up with the taste swim recomends grinding the powder up and putting it under ur tongue for quicker effects that way swiy might be able to gauge wat his final dose might have to be without waiting 20 min or so waiting for effects.