Do others feel that medication takes a long time to start working

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Elliebabe, May 3, 2007.

  1. Elliebabe

    Elliebabe New Member

    When I take a medication almost always it takes hours upon hours to start working. I went to the doctor about not being able to sleep, she tried three different things, nothing worked. I used to take melatonin for years and it did help some now it seems to not work.
    Anyway, she would only give me 15 days of ambien, I take it sometimes and it at least takes 2-3 hours to even start working or sometimes it seems that it doesn't start working until the next day in the afternoon.
    I am wondering if anyone else has this kind of reaction as if meds aren't metabolizing in the system properly?

    Thanks for your responses in advance.

    Ellie
  2. debhun

    debhun New Member

    I take Tramadol and it take a long time to work. When you are in pain you want it to start like a hour ago LOL. But really it take mine up to 2 hours to work. ambien CR always worked for me with in 30 min to hour. if I was looking at something on tv it would be a hour but I pushed it.

    Deb