Lunesta or Ambien

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by damz68, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. damz68

    damz68 New Member

    What is better?
  2. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    Ambien is good for getting you off to sleep but doesn't stay in your body long so if you have problems waking in the night Lunesta might be better.

    If you only have problems getting off to sleep Ambien is great.

    BTW I will warn you that Lunesta can leave a very nasty taste in your mouth the next day. Some people cannot tolerate the aftertaste although personally I was so grateful for some sleep, I didn't mind it.

    Good luck,

    Bunchy x
  3. nanna4550

    nanna4550 New Member

    I have tried both Ambien and AmbienCR. Lunesta works best for me. Most nights I get at least 7 hours of sleep which beats only sleeping 4 hrs. on Ambien.
    I think Ambien CR worked fine but the insurance would only cover 15 pills a month. Does this mean you only sleep every other night, or what. I guess they expect that you can sleep on your own half the time, which is not the case for me.
    I think there might be a 7 day trial on Lunesta still on their website. Ambien CR probably has something, too.
    Best of luck. Nanna