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Old 11-23-2018, 06:26 PM  
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Originally Posted by piggy momma View Post
How many of you take Ambien for sleep? How does it affect you? I want to share with you a very scary experience I just had with it.

I had been taking it since the middle of October pretty much every night. It made me sleep really, really well. A little too well. I did not research the drug prior to taking it, which is very unlike me, but for some reason I just assumed it was safe.

It is not!

Last week, after I took some Ambien and went to bed, I posted some horrifying things on our internal company website at work. I work for a national airline. I had no idea I did this until this past Monday when I received a call from an investigator. I was being investigated and had to attend.

I had no idea I had done this. I had no recollection of doing it. They did not have a copy of it, because apparently I removed it before they could secure a copy. But they told me the wording as it came through the whistleblower line and there was no disputing it.

I could have lost my job. Eleven years with a perfect record, never been called in for so much as a late. An Ambien could have ended all that.

Ambien is NOT safe for everyone! If you experience it's amnesic properties, PLEASE see your doctor immediately.

I have since learned that Ambien is actually frequently used as a date-rape drug. People have also committed horrific crimes while asleep, only to wake up in jail or the hospital, not knowing what they've done. Ordinary people like you and me.

I have disposed of ALL the Ambien I had. I will never put it in my body again. NOTHING is worth the hell I went through this week, worried about my job, house, school, my relationship with my therapist. Never again.
Like all drugs one size does not fit all. I have taken a higher dose of ambien without any side effects for years very successfully. For me it was the perfect drug. I have not heard about the date rape aspect. As you know there are many meds for sleep so have an educated discussion with your doc.
True happiness comes not when we get rid of all our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice patience and learn.~Richard Carlson
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