85 patient evaluations for Ambien

TheTrishgu
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TheTrishgu
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jan 28, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F36y
FM:4y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken a lot of different prescribed sleeping pills and have had very little success with them. With Ambien I have had great success with it. It allows me to actually get several hours of sleep. May not be the full 8 hours, but it defiantly allows me to sleep better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 12, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: So far I have only had to take this medication twice since I got it. It is take as needed and I have been really trying to fall asleep on my own. There has been times I have had to take it and when I do I take a 1/2 a pill because I can take a 1/2 to full pill a night. It works great to help me fall asleep and I don't wake up the next morning with that "drunk" feeling. I have really enjoyed having the medication by my side.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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May 15, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Difficulty sleeping through night: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was completely unable to function the next day. It kind of helped me fall asleep, but I would wake up after a few hours and be unable to go back to sleep. It wasn't worth feeling hungover and being so out of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Difficulty sleeping through night: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not take it continuosly unless constructed by a physician your body can become highly dependent very quickly!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Difficulty sleeping through night: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
gkygrl
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gkygrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 14, 2013 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to Melatonin after seeing too much negative press about Ambien.

  • 0 helpful marks
HappyPhysicist
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HappyPhysicist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Mar 24, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started taking Ambien as part of a protocol to treat ALS proposed by a physician in South Africa. Seemed to have not effect on my progression, in fact the period I have been on Ambien has represented the fastest rate of progression, but I wouldn't read too much into that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did not seem to improve my state or slow progression. Would have continued but it made me sleepy and affected my balance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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KatB
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 21, 2012 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped the 1st night. Now I generally skip taking it awhile & then take 2 to try to fall asleep & that only works part of the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mochafroggy
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mochafroggy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F54y
FM:12y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked very well for helping me fall asleep. But I only got exactly 5 hours sleep which increased pain and made me feel exhausted the next day.

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sherriemorgan
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sherriemorgan
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 2 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
15 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 25, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
AnninSC
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AnninSC
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 5, 2012 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have blown thru the hole......with my meds as far as price...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Addiction

Mar 22, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Increased appetite, Addiction

Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Increased appetite, Addiction

Dec 7, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Increased appetite, Addiction

  • 0 helpful marks
elle03
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elle03
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Psychogenic seizures 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Psychogenic seizures

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Mar 19, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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