Thursday, October 30, 2008

Very Real Dangers of Taking Ambien

I wanted to let you know the very real dangers of taking Ambien. I recently have been having a hard time sleeping .. my sleep has been disturbed because of my daughter teething and I couldn't get back on track. And I started to become hypomanic.

So I found out that Ambien is compatible with breastfeeding according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. So I took a pill the other night.

I apparently proceeded to Sleep walk, sleep eat, sleep fall (my knee still hurts) and sleep email. Yes, sleep email. (which may seem very funny) All of which I have no recollection of. I only discovered this happened when I was complaining to my husband that my knee hurt and he said ... must be because of when you fell last night. And I said what are you talking about? And he said I woke him up telling him that our baby needed a blanket and then proceeded to go to the kitchen and eat something. I was very wobbly due to the ambien and apparently fell.

I discovered the sleep emailing because I went to email my doctor in the morning about a flu shot and discovered that I had logged onto the secure messaging site and sleep emailed the night before.

I remember years ago hearing about sleep driving on ambien and thought it was an excuse for getting out of a ticket. Apparently it is very real.

Read about it here or here
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