81 patient evaluations for Ambien

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lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
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
sarahpenn33
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sarahpenn33
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 37
Condition: Tarlov Cyst 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Tarlov Cyst

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Jan 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Pay attention to holidays so u dont end up without meds .
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to check the refill dates so u don't run out
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
1988transplantpatient
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1988transplantpatient
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 29y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 27y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Anxiety for unknown reasons)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

May 1, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Anxiety for unknown reasons)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I started getting panic attacks for no reason. I suspected possible interaction with atenolol so the dr offered me trazodone since its like a 2 in one for anxiety and insomnia.

Apr 30, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Apr 2, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I RARELY take this. Only if I REALLY need to and I'm having severe sleep trouble where I need one night of good rest, or I have something important the next day where I NEED good uninterrupted sleep. The side effects are you get high off of it and you hallucinate. It's strange and yet another reason why I rarely take it.

  • 0 helpful marks
TheTrishgu
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TheTrishgu
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
35 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jan 28, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F38y
FM:6y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Addictive (prefer to take a pill every night to sleep very soundly), Very hard to wake me)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Addictive (prefer to take a pill every night to sleep very soundly), Very hard to wake me)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Addictive (prefer to take a pill every night to sleep very soundly), Very hard to wake me)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks
Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    Severe (Hangover effect, Grogginess, Memory problems, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Hangover effect, Grogginess, Memory problems, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Difficulty sleeping through night)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Hangover effect, Grogginess, Memory problems, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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May 14, 2013 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks
KatB
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KatB
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: Dermatomyositis 42 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Dermatomyositis

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 21, 2012 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks
mochafroggy
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mochafroggy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
FM:14y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness the next day)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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