19 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 22, 2015 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Inability to sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
asdf1179
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asdf1179
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Oct 1, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien worsened my MS symptoms over time.

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wildforest
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wildforest
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 26, 2011 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sandhouse
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sandhouse
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F32y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 29, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 27, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Mrs. Rickster
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Mrs. Rickster
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F55y
FM:24y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 15, 2011 (Started Oct 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleep eating, Memory Loss)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One 10mg tab was never enough to induce sleep. I always had to take another tab about 6 hours later, which would allow about 3 hours of sleep. Just not enough. If the doctor would have allowed me to take 2 tabs at once, it would have worked well, as it used to with my Doc in Cincinnati. Early years taking Ambien caused amnesia if my husband were to wake me up for one reason or another, and I did get up and eat at times without memory, but I never left the house as I have heard reported. The sleep was very comfortable when the drug worked. And no morning hangover effect. My new primary phys. rec. I stop the Ambien, and try Deseryl, even though I've tried it in the past without effective results. But, maybe with my different regime of meds at the present, will make a difference.
Side effects: Memory Loss, Sleep eating

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halo9906
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halo9906
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Organ: Liver
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Liver : 6y Transplanted
I have:
Liver Transplant

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Mar 11, 2011 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sandhouse
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sandhouse
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F32y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 24, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This stuff erases my pain and stiffness and sometimes my depression, too. I developed a tolerance to the sleepiness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps a lot with the pain but not with sleeping. So I have been taking it once a day as a pain reliever.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 15, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have built a tolerance and almost all effects are gone now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication takes away my pain completely. I have built a tolerance so that it doesn't put me to sleep as well anymore but I can take it in the evening and stay up till midnight and have all of that time pain free. I wish it was ok to take this stuff all the time as a pain reliever. I'm going to ask my doctor about all this next week when I see him.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 15, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 2, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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crzylfe79
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crzylfe79
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
36 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Oct 8, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Lady_Mischief
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Lady_Mischief
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F32y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 7, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Amnesia, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Amnesia, Headaches

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sharon28753
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sharon28753
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F65y
FM:18y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Inability to sleep)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Inability to sleep)
  • side effects
    Mild (Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: only lets me sleep a couple of hours at a time. i can take it at 7 pm and still be wide awake at 11.00 i have been taking lunsta for the last week..still only sleep hours at a time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems

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