Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ahhhh, Ambien.

Fool me once, shame on me. I can't believe I have been missing out on this little piece of heaven!

After not sleeping more than about an hour my first night here in lockdown, I opted for a little bit of assistance last night and WOW! What a difference a pill makes. I'm not normally a fan of taking medicine, not even Tylenol, unless I absolutely need it, but this stuff rocks. I took only a half because I was afraid it would make me jittery (this happens with some of the OTC meds that are supposed to make me drowsy.)

I got up early this morning to pee and felt like I was coming in from Bell Bottoms after a night of dancing and drinking. I totally had a buzz and I won't lie, it felt so good. Do you have any idea how long it's been since I've had a buzz? For over a year now, I've been either pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, and Jack and Coke has been absent from my vocabulary and taste buds. Although I do love my Whiskey, this is a buzz without the repercussions of having overly indulged.

Is this stuff addictive? Should I start asking for a whole pill and stashing half of it away for after this hospital stay.... I see an episode of INTERVENTION in my future.

Here's to you Ambien, my new found friend.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found an enjoyable way to pass the time. Get some rest while you can.
Much love,
Your Aunt

Poodlehead said...

That is a hoot! I have heard of people doing strange stuff on this pill - like midnight fridge raids and they have no memory of it. Or driving a car while they are sleep walking.
While on it my mom fixed a bowl of corn flakes with milk in the middle of the night and left it full in the middle of her kitchen floor. She called me the next day and accused me of sneaking into her house and doing it to make her think she's senile. WTF?

Kelly said...

I've heard that Ambien makes you do weird things too...let's hope you don't wake up and find yourself delivering someone else's baby!

I know what you mean about missing the buzz when you're pregnant...I missed my coffee buzz and as soon as I got the ok, I went in search of coffee like a crackhead on parole!

Glad to hear things are getting a little better for you. I love reading your blog, btw.

Anonymous said...

It's not addictive or habit forming at all. My mom takes them often when sleep evades.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're getting some sleep! I mean, what else is there to do in the hospital, really.

Steph said...

Im so glad you got some sleep!