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Zolpidem (Ambien)

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The nurse suggested that I try something like Zolpidem for achieving deep sleep (I have Fibromyalgia/CFS). I will be going to the Dr. next week. Anyone who has taken this before, what are your experiences? If you weren't getting deep sleep were you able to attain it while on ambien?
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That sounds horrible. I have only taken ambien once, and I will say, it was the best sleep I ever had. 8 solid hours... I woke up feeling amazing and refreshed, and I usually wake up 3 to 6 times per night.

I was just perscribed tamazapam to sleep, since I have a broken ankle and haven't really slept well since it happened and i was getting desperate for sleep. I took one 15mg pill the night before last, and was still awake until 5am, slept for 5 hours after that. Then last night I took two of them (looked it up and 30 mg was still in a normal dose range). I had a paradoxical reaction, got really restless, had tons of auditory hallucinations, and anxiety. I was terrified that I would stop breathing and die in the middle of the night. The only way I could sleep was by surrendering to the process and possibility of my death. It was like a wierd acid trip. I wish I had ambien instead. I gotta go back to the doctor and get something different.
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