Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sleep walking Vs. Blacking Out on Ambien

I spoke with my doctor yesterday about my Ambien incident. And he said I wasn't really asleep at all. It is more like I was "drunk" on Ambien. So I basically blacked out and do not recall anything. He said it would be similar to if I had gotten drunk enough on alcohol to blackout.

So now I am taking Ativan for a few days. My doctor felt it would be better than Ambien anyway because Ativan has some anti-manic properties so it will help me sleep and help me ensure I do not escalate. I took it last night and felt great in the morning. I felt rested and calmer.

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