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Here it is, almost 5 a.m., and I am awake. Tomorrow, I get a script of the new generic Ambien. I do not have time to wait for sleep that will not come.

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mellawyrden
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
I hope the transition to the generic goes smoothly.

Generic doesn't seem to pack as hard a punch but I have fewer short-term memory problems with it (and it's WAY cheaper)
greygirlbeast
Jun. 12th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)

Generic doesn't seem to pack as hard a punch but I have fewer short-term memory problems with it (and it's WAY cheaper)

The cheaper part's good. Sorry to hear it doesn't pack as much of a wallop, though, and very sorry to hear the short-term memory isn't effected. One of the unexpected benefits of Ambien for me was that it made it almost impossible for me to recall my dreams upon waking, so no dreamsickness.
mellawyrden
Jun. 12th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
I did have bad nightmares when I first switched. Also I woke up with a progressively worse headache on each of the first three days. After the third day though, I seemed to get used to it. I figured I was going through withdrawal from the old Ambien.

Also, after about two weeks of just generic ambien, and waking up periodically throughout the night with my usual loud, neverendingly repetitive music blaring in my head (though thankfully I could still fall back to sleep), I added 3mg melatonin tablets before bed, & now I'm getting a deeper, more dreamless sleep.

smu
Jun. 12th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I hope it works for you. I have the same problem, I just can not sleep. I was finally asleep at 5:30am but had to be up at 10am. I'm gonna go crazy if I keep trying to function under this exhustion...
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