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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:39 AM

New Warnings on Sleeping Drugs

Source: MSNBC

In tonight's Healthier Me, the FDA has issued a new warning about popular sleep drugs after new studies showed they do not leave your system as quickly as previously thought.
New data from driving simulations and blood tests show that sleep drugs like Ambien, Ambien CR, and ZolpiMist can still be active the morning after use and could impair driving.
Women may be affected more because they metabolize the drug more slowly than men.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50429463#.UO-yum__qOY





OTHER SOURCES:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/current-ambien-dosage-dangerously-high-fda-article-1.1237498?localLinksEnabled=false

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/4350/20130110/ambien-warning-dose-amount-sleeping-pill-fda-dangerous-driving.htm

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Reply New Warnings on Sleeping Drugs (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 OP
David__77 Jan 2013 #1
Myrina Jan 2013 #9
DeschutesRiver Jan 2013 #13
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Jan 2013 #4
randome Jan 2013 #5
roody Jan 2013 #6
randome Jan 2013 #12
kentauros Jan 2013 #8
DBoon Jan 2013 #10
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #15
closeupready Jan 2013 #18
Berlum Jan 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #7
tomtharp Jan 2013 #11
kooljerk666 Jan 2013 #14
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #17
formercia Jan 2013 #16

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:48 AM

1. Ambien makes me sick, I believe.

I get sinus headache after using Ambien almost every time. Apparently, there are a lot of other people who feel the same way.

And I definitely still have semi-sleep state when awake after 8 hours.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:06 AM

9. Ambien is horrible!

I didn't sleep, I blacked out. Then had the most vivid, horrifying nightmares & would wake up' stiff/sore from not falling asleep naturally (skewed neck, grinding teeth etc) and be more tired than had I just tossed n' turned all night.

I got away from that shit & started taking a couple Valerian Root (herbal base of Valium) caps mixed in with tea before bed. Much gentler sleep, real rest, no hangover.


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Response to Myrina (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:10 PM

13. I think the research is light on this, but we've had success with Melatonin

Used for an aging ill dog and later for a family member who wasn't able to get enough rest.

Our dog was able to rest peacefully which was a gift in his last year. The family member never took another sleeping tablet again, given the great results with the Melatonin. Note: sleeping tablet use was infrequent, as was the Melatonin use, so I don't know about long term use for people. I know that with our dog, from what I read and experienced, we had to gradually increase the dose in small increments over the months to get the same effect.

I will take a look at Valerian Root as well for future use - thanks for that tip.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:42 AM

2. Smoke a joint, or eat a pot brownie

Aren't these the pills that may cause thoughts of suicide too? Pot IS natural, and has no side effects. You'll forget all about suicide, and fall asleep.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:22 AM

4. Yea,

 

but then you'll smell funny.

And be concerned about being prosecuted by people like Eric Holder.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:25 AM

5. Every time I see this, I can't help but laugh.

There is nothing 'natural' about sticking a weed in your mouth and setting it afire. And don't forget the damage you'll be causing to your lungs. And smoker's breath. And, eventually, smoker's skin.

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Response to randome (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:24 AM

6. Eat it for sleep.

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Response to roody (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:36 AM

12. Sure. A different form of sleeping tablet. I'd have no problem with that.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 AM

8. I'd rather drink a small pot

of valerian tea

In fact, that's what I recommend to people that are having trouble sleeping or enduring muscle pain and tension. It's readily available, you don't have to know someone to get you a bag, and you don't have to wait for the brownies to cook

http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_valerian.htm

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:17 AM

10. but then I have all these empty pizza boxes lying around the house

hate to have to clean those up first thing in the morning

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:54 PM

15. Both melatonin and pot increase my heart rate, turns out.

People on Beta Blockers and/or other high blood pressure meds need to research some of the suggested sleep aids, to make sure
ther are no unwanted side effects.
Valerian root works nicely, does not mess with my BP meds.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:42 PM

18. In college, I tried using melatonin to help me sleep, but

found it gave me heart palpitations. !!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:53 AM

3. Ambien is a Republican 'Drug of Choice'

Republicans can get no rest -- troubled souls that they are -- without drugging themselves into insensibility...Seems like they will continue to ignore reality and keep on shopping for their
FAV RepubliDrug.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:29 AM

7. popular sleep drugs ?

that expression is completely foreign to me.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:34 AM

11. what about the school shooting side effect?

 

In the US in 2010 heroin killed over 2000, cocaine killed over 2000, scrip painkillers killed over 10,000, more than coke and heroin combined. Of course painkillers are much needed by patients, but maybe over distributed? I know 2 who died from pills in 2011.

Then the shootings, a majority of school shooters have been just starting, taking, or withdrawling from psych drugs. Trying to find if the Sandy Hook shooter was on psych drugs I found this link this am:

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/the-giant-gaping-hole-in-sandy-hook-reporting/

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:51 PM

14. I had a sleepwalking incident on these things....

 

I guess I awoke & got dressed & took the dog for a walk. About a mile from home I thought I was at the dead end near the creek in the neighborhood I grew up in & left over 30 years ago. I felt like I was less than 10 years old & I was in my old neighborhood. Then I was confused & spinning about & trying to understand where the hell was the water?

Finally my dog was so concerned with my strange behavior he started trying to get thru to me. I felt like I woke up & was not in bed but pretty far from home, dressed with a dog at 3AM.

After my dog brought me back to reality I realized where I was & went straight home. The dog was happy to be in his bed & I went back to sleep.


That was the last time I took them. I miss Quaaludes & Tuinol (talk about dangerous).

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Response to kooljerk666 (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:24 PM

17. scary.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:16 PM

16. Drink a cold glass of Water at Bedtime

It works and costs nothing.

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