Health - Morning after Ambien (Zolpidem).

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  1. hitman278

    hitman278 Newbie

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    For those of you who have taken ambien, do you feel very zoned out the following morning?


    Thanks for any feed back.
     
  2. Tony Blair

    Tony Blair Newbie

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    I have heard people liken it to a 3 pill E comedown. I have no
    experience though, so take it with a pinch of salt. Maybe
    googling may turn something up..
     
  3. Micklemouse

    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Zolpidem ( Symptoms or Effects )


    Common: Abdominal pain, abnormal dreaming, abnormal
    vision, amnesia, dry mouth, daytime drowsiness,
    defective muscular coordination, depression, diarrhea,
    dizziness, double vision, drugged feelings, euphoria,
    fatigue, insomnia, lethargy, light headdress, nausea,
    painful digestion, tenderness/pain in muscles, upper
    respiratory infection, vertigo, vomiting, headache or
    confusion.


    Rare: Abnormal liver function, abnormal
    secretion/discharge of tears, decrease of white blood
    cells, abnormal thinking, abscesses, acne, acute kidney
    failure, aggravated allergies/hypertension, aggression,
    altered salivation, anaphylactic shock, anemia, boils,
    belching, breast pain, breast tumors/growths, bronchial
    spasm, circulatory failure, decreased sex drive,
    delusions, dementia, decrease of the lymph nodes,
    disease of the nerves, eye pain, facial swelling,
    feeling of unreality, feeling strange, fluid in lungs,
    flushing, frequent urination, glaucoma, gout, heart
    attack, hemorrhoids, herpes simplex, high cholesterol,
    hot flashes, hysteria, impotence, increased appetite,
    illusions, increased lipids in the blood, increased
    tolerance for the drug, inflammation of a
    nerve/tendon/vein/artery/external auditory
    canal/intestines/middle ear/skin/stomach, intestinal
    blockage, intoxicated feelings, irregular heartbeat,
    joint disease, laryngitis, leg cramps, low blood
    pressure, manic reactions, muscle spasms/weakness,
    neurosis, nosebleeds, oxygen deficiency, general pain,
    painful/difficult urination, panic attacks, partial
    paralysis, persistent desire to empty the
    bowel/bladder, personality disorder, pneumonia, rectal
    bleeding/pain, restless legs, sciatica, sensation of
    sparks/flashes of light, sensitivity to light, severe
    pain along the course of a nerve, shingles, skin
    discoloration, sleepwalking, spasm of the esophagus,
    speech impairment, sudden chill with high temperature
    followed by a sense of heat/profuse perspiration,
    suicide attempt, temporary loss of consciousness,
    thirst, tooth decay, ulceration of the cornea, urinary
    retention, varicose veins, weight loss or yawning.


    See physician NOW: For any problem listed above!

    From psyweb.com.

    Lovely little drug, eh? So, in answer to your
    question, feeling zoned out in the morning is pretty
    common.
     
  4. Gahaba22

    Gahaba22 Gold Member

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    The beauty of Ambien is that you wake up feeling rested due to the drug's short half-life. It is nothing compared to a 3 E comedown!

    Ambien's whole reason for existence is the lack of morning after side effects

    geeb
     
  5. Micklemouse

    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    That may be for the case for you Geeb, but for many people it isn't. Side effect profiles aren't made up to scare people, they're based on people's experiences and reports, much as this forum is.

    Benzo's and sleepers are amongst the most habit forming substances known to man, and imho their whole reason for existence is to provide short term relief for anxiety and insomnia, and to make money for Big Pharma, the most unscrupulous pushers the world will ever know.

    These drugs are as addictive, harmful and as hard to kick as heroin, and serve much the same purpose - an easy fix for a deep rooted problem, an analgesic for the soul, with a veneer of respectability because they're available on prescription and have pretty names.

    Obviously not the case for everyone, and they can be a useful tool in the short term, but not to be relied on in the long. Be careful, be very careful...

    I'm sorry if I've offended anyone, but this a subject close to my heart- I've known too many people mess up on this path to keep quiet. There seems to be a lot of info on this part of the forum about how to abuse these drugs, and very little on what impact they have on peoples lives. The Forum as a whole is about information on every aspect of drug use, not just tips on how to get the most from a dose.
     
  6. hitman278

    hitman278 Newbie

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    Thanks for the feed back.


    I haven't slept this good since I was a baby.
     
  7. vicodinaddik

    vicodinaddik Newbie

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    i've been taking 10mg for a week now and haven't had any morningafter hangovers. I know you're supposed to be prepared to at least have 7 or 8 hours of sleep if you're gonna take it.