Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by budmickl, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. budmickl

    budmickl New Member

    My doctor gave me a script for this since I have (HOPEFULLY) insurance.

    What should I expect? Did it take a while to work? First night, did you doze off and that was it?

    Any comments or thoughts much appreciated!

  2. bevy2most

    bevy2most New Member

    Ambien, I have no insurance, and the CR was $70 plus for only 15 pills. I have had a few weird dreams taking it, but it definately helps me sleep. I fall asleep with-in 20-30 minutes after taking Ambien. I think the CR is suppose to keep you asleep, but I have no problems with the regular stuff.
    I hope it helps you,
  3. joyfully

    joyfully New Member

    I've taken the regular Ambien for at least a decade----maybe 1 1/2 decades!

    I normally fall asleep within about 45 minutes after taking the med.

    It is more effective on an empty stomach.

    I have found that splitting the pill in half and taking each half about 20 minutes apart is the most effective for me.

    I once tried the Ambien CR, but I didn't like it as well. I had a harder time falling asleep with it. I prefer the regular Ambien (10 mg) and dividing the dose into two separate times about 20 minutes apart.

    Warning: I sometimes "sleep eat" on this medication---and I don't remember doing it!