9 patient evaluations for Zolpidem taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Jan 8, 2017 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inability to sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jan 22, 2015 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inability to sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Jan 31, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, feeling like i was hit by a mac truck, bad mood, feel like a zombie, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I can get 3 or 4 hrs. Yes! It's better then not having any. Taking this med. I make sure I'm in bed... It does make u do strange things....so that scared me. My granddaughter told me and my daughter.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feel like a zombie, hangover effect, bad mood, tiredness, feeling like i was hit by a mac truck

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Jan 31, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, bad mood, feel like a zombie, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I do sleep for 3 or 4 hours... It's better then NOT sleeping....
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feel like a zombie, hangover effect, bad mood, tiredness, feeling like i was hit by a mac truck

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hangover effect in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I've noticed two things: Despite instructions to take and go directly to bed, this works best for me if I take about an HOUR before bed. (My Psych Doc said he's heard this often.) This becomes LESS effective if I take for more than three days without a break of at least two days.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hangover effect in morning

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works better if I take an hour before bedtime.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hangover effect in morning

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I love ambiem but it does have all the crazy side affects people talk about. Night eating that you don't remember. It will make you feel high if you don't fall asleep. Make sure you do not drive or leave your house on this stuff! Really, it can put you into a blackout state where you sleep walk and don't remember it. On the good side; it's the best sleep aid out there. You can fall asleep with-in a half an hour, sleep for a solid 6-8 hours and wake well rested. Also, sometimes I feel alot better (fibromyalgia wise) after taking it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 18, 2010 (Started Feb 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 7, 2009 (Started Mar 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in morning

Sep 11, 2009 (Started Mar 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it does get me to sleep so I dont feel the pain in my sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in morning

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2007 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anaphylaxis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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