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I Do Crazy Things When I Take Ambien

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    Ambien Makes Ya Wanna EAT.............

    A brother-in-law of mine took Ambien back about 8 years ago and still doesn't remember getting out of bed. After my sister ,,,,,,"THE WIFE"...........woke the next morning she went down stairs and found 8 big Shepps butter bowls filled to the brim with cereals and milk of...
    danshere40 danshere40 51-55, M Nov 6, 2013

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    Seemed Like A Good Thing At First.

    I started taking ambien as a prescription a few years ago. I took it correctly at first, went right to bed after ingesting and slept well, always for about 6 hours. after a while i started keeping myself awake for a little while after taking it and thats when i started doing...
    nakedfarmer nakedfarmer 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Bizarre Side Effect On Ambien

    I have searched and searched the web for weird Ambien side effect.  Hopefully this is the place for me.  Besides the ocassional "sleep driving" which for me isn't sleep at all because it happens while I am still maybe 50% aware, there are certain things I have...
    sashascoco sashascoco 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    "sleep-sexing, Texting, Manicuring, And More...!!!"

    I have been taking Ambien for well over a year for severe Insomnia. I too have experienced weird happennings. The other morning I woke up to use the rest room and noticed the nail polish remover on the counter. I normally put that away when I use it. Then I looked down...
    Pandora1969 Pandora1969 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Wow ..... Ambien

    ok, so yea ambien works great for some ppl, but i noticed that when i take it wierd things happen and i seem to only recall vauge details of the events, the other day my guy friend was over and i tok ambien before he left so that i would be sleppy by the time he left well the...
    jemjem88 jemjem88 26-30 Jul 15, 2013

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    An Ambien Letter -- Written From An Ambien User

    I received this letter from a lovely friend of mine, whacked out on Ambien, one evening. It's very worth sharing. The author's name is blanked out for obvious reasons. Aside from this, contents are "as is" -- by the way, the author is normally quite a grammarian, which makes...
    ElricAnatine ElricAnatine 41-45 May 30, 2013

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    Friend Was On This Drug For Two Weeks, Could Have Burned His House Down!

    A friend of mine last summer was prescribed Ambien by a psychiatrist, due to having issues with sleep (stress-related causes) literally 2 weeks after he started seeing this lady (met her only about 4x beforehand). He started to notice how fuzzy his memory had become and was quite...
    sapphyreopal5 sapphyreopal5 22-25, F May 8, 2013

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    Things Ambien Walrus Has Made Me Do....

    I've been taking ambien for several years since I have major sleep issues. I take 20 mg nightly. Just a quick list of some things I've done while on ambien. -Put lipstick on my dog -Made myself a banana split -Ordered 3 pairs of saddle shoes from eBay -Dumped my helmer...
    AmazingAmanda AmazingAmanda 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    So Crazy..

    I take my ambien at about 11:30 pm I give myself a little grace period to get everything done that I need to get done before I slip out of things with the ambien. I realize if I don't I wake up to text messages asking me what I was talking about because they cant understand my...
    Angelamk8301 Angelamk8301 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    I Did It While High On Ambien

    The first time I took Ambien I went to Walmart and brought a bunch of things I didn't even need. Thank goodness Walmart is only a block away so I didn't have to drive too far.The next time I took Ambien, my husband didn't know I had. I told him I wanted a whopper from Berger King...
    dmamafish dmamafish 46-50, F Dec 29, 2012

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    Arrrgh, Matey!

    I turn into a full-blown pirate when I take ambien.  I once tried to recruit my friend to be my first mate.  I've never actually suffered the delusion that I AM a pirate, luckily enough.  I just start talking like one, and telling people to hoist masts...
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    Who Am I?

    I took my 10mg yesterday and logged on facebook right before I went to sleep. Today I noticed how the traffic in my inbox and requests had increased. It so happened that I had sent kisses to all the men I know in facebook! And not naive kisses, all passionate ones! Now I...
    crisiss crisiss 31-35 6 Responses Feb 18, 2008

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    Talking To Cats, Seeing Ghosts, Asking For Sex... OH MY!

    My doctor recently prescribed Ambien 10mg for sleep. Finally relieved to have something to help with sleepless nights, I gratefully took one, but little did I know the chaos that would arise. Waking up this morning, I had no recollection about the evening before. According to...
    heartllamas heartllamas 31-35, F Aug 2, 2013

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    Why Is My Car All ****** Up In The Driveway?

    I've done some dumb **** on ambian such as wring this message on 15mg.... I missed the window again! ****. Oh, well. My worst ambian experience involved missing the sleep window on about 24mg and walking around. I went up stairs to the Liquor cabinet and walked right into...
    dinankid05 dinankid05 26-30, M Mar 3, 2013

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    Ambien Before Bed?

    im not really sure why im writing this right now. i took ambien about an hour ago and have been on a mission to figure out how to explains whats going on. ive done it several other times, but never explained it to anyone. its just such a tense wierd feeling knowing that this is...
    hbvrules hbvrules 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    My Roffied Like Ambien Trips

    ight, i like to smoke pot, and i enjoy it so dont hate. but i was subsrcibed to ambien a long time ago, and ive learned it has some trippy effects. Some times i make stuff, well on ambien i try it just the same and in the morning ill be like wtf is this XD and ill usually listen...
    DaKronicKoolaid DaKronicKoolaid 16-17 1 Response Aug 13, 2011

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    Chain Smoking And Binge Eating

    I have been on ambien off and on for a few years now. I am prescribed 20mg nightly but start with 10mg and see if I need the second pill. I usually go to bed right when I take it but leave the TV on most nights. If I watch TV instead of going right to sleep I start getting urges...
    SleepDeprived85 SleepDeprived85 26-30, F Mar 7, 2013

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    Crazy

    Had sex with my step daughter. We were both on ambien. Took several days to remember. Dam good sex too.
    whatthefuke whatthefuke 51-55, M Aug 1, 2013

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    Gun In Myface

    On Dec. 25th 2011, my now ex-wife on ambien put a pistol in my face at 11:15 pm. I called the police to come and get the gun out of the house and when she woke up she told them that she " new her rights that her son was a police officer". They left, on the way out the door they...
    panther1111 panther1111 51-55, M Mar 2, 2013

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    Ambien Is BAD...........For The Non-Clothed

    I dated a wondful lady in western Colorado that told me her story. She claimed she came down stairs after a night on Ambien and OMG..............she had removed every picture off her walls and re-arranged them to other parts of the house. Some we're up and some we're still on...
    danshere40 danshere40 51-55, M Nov 6, 2013

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    Ambiwin

    As a sufferer of Bi Polar disorder and being in a mental rut all day long it is nice to know that for an hour every night I get to feel completely care free. I can forget about all the things that are bothering me and just, as modest mouse would say, "float on". 
    Hydrok Hydrok 22-25 2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    My Experience On Ambien

    I've been taking Ambien for at least a year or two now, and it has definitely been the most effective for me, with the least amount of negative side effects, and without that nasty hangover some sleeping medications can cause. So basically I mostly just take it nights before I...
    NightDrummer NightDrummer 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I Now Turn My Email Off When I Take My Ambien

    I've been taking 5mg ambien about 2x a week for about a year or so. In the real world, I am unemployed and really need to keep my shopping to a minimum. Ambien me... she hears email beep and runs over to the pc and proceeds to order from almost every email that is advertising a...
    eyeMmmKimmm eyeMmmKimmm 36-40, F Aug 13, 2013

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    Ambien Weirdness

    I used to take Ambien a LOT a few years ago, but figured out it was requiring more and more to get to sleep. I recognized this as an indication of addiction. So I got myself off of it which was not much fun at all. So now i keep Ambien around only for "emergencies" like when I...
    janerino janerino 56-60, F Oct 28, 2013

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    Dangerous and Expensive

    I have been taking Ambien for almost a year.  I was taking it everynight for about 6 months but over the last 4 months or so I only take it when I am so exhausted that I can't function.  My family does not like me taking it.  So far the amnesia is the...
    adjuster adjuster 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    I took ambien when flying from Los Angeles to

    Michigan. I had a 1 stop flight. I have no recollection of either flight and how i changed from one plane to the other. The first thing I remembered was me throwing up in a bathroom in the middle of the University of Michigan's dorms. I have no idea how I got from the airport to...
    soccerchic150 soccerchic150 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Ambien

    Tgis is my second night on ambien..a drug I sworn to myself that I woul dnt take bc the effects I c on other ppl..man as I'm typing this I'm in hiding bc a man at tge door is watching. Me my baby doesn't see it but I surely do...
    Meatball90 Meatball90 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    Sleep Walking

    I have really awful insomnia. I'm post-menopausal and I guess that's why I can't sleep. I started taking 5mg. of Ambien this past summer. It worked well and I was so happy that I could finally sleep. When you go days and days without sleep it's the pits. After a few months, 5mg...
    Feb 3, 2013

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    My Wifes Story

    My wife is a RN and has been taking Ambien for about two years. Many nights after she is under the influence of Ambien, she will tell me stories about helping her male patients to *********. Especially ones that she feels sorry for, and just need a "release" because they can't...
    briedog briedog 51-55, M Feb 10, 2013

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    Ambien Made Me a Crazy...

    When I was 19 (I'm 26 now) I was put on Ambien for my insomnia. I was in community college and living at home with my family. The primary care physician prescribed it for me and told me to go to bed right after I took it. So I did. I didn't notice any weird side effects. I...
    not2me not2me 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    Of All Things... Ambien Is Still Legal?! God Bless America

    Okay, so to be honest from the start, I took an ambien like 30 minutes ago. But Ambien is trippppay, I am saying that to those of you who actually do have insomnia, because yeah it eventually makes you sleep (more likely with a glass of wine), but when you don't end up sleeping...
    WoofMeowOink WoofMeowOink 22-25 1 Response May 23, 2013

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    SO Many Things

    I have bought $200 shoes and not remembered buying them until they arrived in the mail. I take food into my room and eat it, waking up to a bed full of whatever struck my fancy the night before. I get really obsessed with solving issues that make no sense. I spent an hour on...
    sparkle14 sparkle14 36-40, F Sep 17, 2013

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    Hmmm.... Where To Start Or What To Say?

    Let me be honest and say I have never done this before, ever! So, my chances of boring you are really quite high. So I will make this really short as I have not yet even read any others to see if anyone else has even had any experiences like mine. I am hoping I am not alone. On...
    unsound unsound 31-35 Apr 11, 2013

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    Ambient Dinner Wear

    After not eating anything. I found myself loaded up on amb. 30 later I remember cooking like Nobu fresh plates of tuna wraps spicy tuna exceeded. Off to bed. Wake up with no realization of why I would be laying in a bed filled with plates
    Bigrdesign Bigrdesign 31-35, M May 31, 2013

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    Oh No....

    So, I have bad insomnia.  I asked my shrink for Ambien.  My mom takes it sometimes and it helped her sleep.  I took it one night and before I fell asleep I wrote a lot of a short story.  The next day I couldn't recall writing it.  That's not so...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Ambien...Again

    I can't believe I'm back on Ambien again. I was on it for about 8 months back in 2008 and I quit cold turkey when I became pregnant with my son. Now I'm back on clonazepam for anxiety, and most recently in the last month, ambien. I was laid off from my job last October and I...
    Sizer1976 Sizer1976 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    3-piece Suit And A ********

    While on a business trip from NYC to St. Louis, I enjoyed a quiet dinner with my boss before retiring to my room. I had a difficult day and was irritated with myself so decided since I could not do anything productive, I took an Ambien and went to sleep...or so I thought...
    MattJC MattJC 22-25, M Dec 4, 2012

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    What The *Ell Did I Do While On Ambien?

    I have absolutely NO recollection of the activities my now ex witnessed but the night I took it my ex found me buck *** naked in the closet attempting to set up a stereo that was not there. She asked me what the hell I was doing and said I was demanding a cup of coffee. She said...
    danshere40 danshere40 51-55, M Nov 6, 2013

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    Sleep Walking

    This morning I was told that I ran out of my parents house in a tee-shirt and shorts, no shoes to PARTY!!!!. Pretty embarrasing since I have a steady boyfriend and was telling my father I'm gonna "Find me a Man" and that my parents can't tell me what to do since I'm grown...
    lilatillarlila lilatillarlila 31-35 Jul 4, 2011

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    It'S Too Soon To Sleep.

    5 milogram tiny pink pill. I took two because I needed sleep. Instead of instant sleep I was brought into the world of ambien, a world I became dependent on. A world I refused to leave. I saw tiny witches dancing with children on my bed, frogs jumping all around. I was in...
    BruceWayneDc BruceWayneDc 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    Derp

    i feel like i have nothing to say. blink182 used to be so good and now they suck. they shud have just stayed on hiatus forever. or just did reunion tours. not made new music. their new **** blows. i ate strawberries and all i can do is read a book to stay awake...and it rips...
    meeshmiz meeshmiz 26-30 2 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Wish me luck. I have just taken an ambien

    for the first time in a while.... Let me just share how my last experience went. I had taken it to help me sleep but I couldn't seem to keep my eyes closed because I swore my bed was breathing..I then crawled down to the floor and laid there for a second. Somehow, I managed to...
    KelliZombie KelliZombie 22-25, F Jan 30

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    Spic And Span, Sometimes A Pan

    As usual, I am trying to keep myself in bed so I dont get up and clean. falling asleep while mopping the floor on my hands and knees is not fun. I do have to say that like cleaning but this is ridiculous, On the other hand, if i end up cooking something I make a mess. I...
    brwonscott brwonscott 46-50 Jan 22, 2013

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    Fake Love

    So a friend of mine had aquired a prescription to ambien. After his first time taking it and reporting that the drug got him really high after about 30 minutes, our small, close group of friends (3 of us total) decided to take the drug the next night. We each started off with...
    bnwj89 bnwj89 18-21 Jun 3, 2009

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    Experimentation

    While I'm not exactly proud of it, my Ambien experiences do make for interesting stories. When my boyfriend discovered the crazy effects Ambien can have on people, we experimented with it a couple times.  One time, we each took about 20 mg and purposefully stayed awake...
    holdmusicpleas holdmusicpleas 16-18, M 8 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    I Do Crazy Things When I Take Ambien

    I have such a long list of crazy things I've done, from sleep-eating to sleep ordering from Amazon, etc. One particularly funny one. On the anniversary of John Lennon's birthday, it snowed. I wake up and look out the window... and on the little roof outside my window is "John...
    Shabaam Shabaam 46-50, F Apr 7, 2013

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    I'm High On Ambien Right Now

    I like taking ambien and writing degrading sex stories. Well, see ya.
    cybergirl6 cybergirl6 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    Altered Mental State

    Ive recently started taking ambien once or twice weekly for sleep. However, the Next day I am dumbfounded to SEE on face book Ive made several posts or have emailed people. The problem? Theyre complete gibberish! Not one coherent word, however I usually remember trying to type...
    IveyD IveyD 31-35 Sep 3, 2013

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    Where Am I? And How Did I Get Here?

    While driving one day in a nearby town, I suddenly did not know where I was, how I got there, or where I was going. After a few minutes the sensation passed and I was able to reorient myself. I decided then that insomnia was better than these meds. There were other strange...
    yawner yawner 61-65 Dec 3, 2012

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    My Husband Loves It

    I have insomnia and I know my father suffers it too . Not sure if I get it from him but I have a hard time shutting off my mind. I am thinking at all times. So I was prescribed Ambien to help me sleep. I must say that I do not remember anything I do but my husband always said I...
    mortiz70 mortiz70 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I was visiting family who live in a different state than me. My cousin and his girlfriend were there. One night, a few days before I left to go home, we had stayed up all night...
    GaryNuman64 GaryNuman64 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I'm so tired & try to stay awake, I see things that aren't there. I've seen deer, police & people. This happens when I'm riding in the car trying to stay awake to make sure...
    1970Something 1970Something 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I have experienced and observe how twisted and out of line human beings can be.Many of this events marked me developing some issues I intend to kill this weekend or hope as soon...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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