Friday, May 21, 2010

Zolpidem Tartrate

Yet another antibiotic. The doctor keeps saying I'm "sensitive" to the others. But he's running out of options & threatening to put me in the hospital on an antibiotic drip & I'm pretty sure he means it. That hospital is in Newark! He can't do anything until the bladder infection is cleared up. Every antibiotic seems to work at first. But when I reach the bottom of the bottle & go for another test, it's coming back.

I think my resistance is too low. & the Foley catheter as an irritant is a problem. I probably should not be moving around so much.

At least I have Zolpidem Tartrate (Ambien) back in stock. Last night was typical. I listened to the ballgames, then read. About 12:30 am I took 1/2 a Tylenol PM. I fluffed up the down comforter on the futon, propped up the pillows. I cut a small 10 mg generic Ambien in half, melted a half in my mouth like candy & washed it down. I got under the blanket & read. After 10 or 15 minutes I noticed that I was holding the book but my mind, perhaps suggested by what I was reading (a Janet Evanovich "Stephanie Plum" novel), had wandered completely away from the book. I put the book down, turned out the light, rolled on my side, & shortly fell asleep. I woke up to pre-dawn light. I knew it would be difficult to get back to sleep. I got up, turned on the a.c. fan for white noise, & took the other half of the Ambien tablet. I fell asleep again & woke up about 8 am.


This drug is disappointing for me. I have taken it and one hour later I am still wide awake! I am over weight and wonder if the one dose size fits all people. I am amazed that others say they take this and fall asleep promptly. I wish I could sleep but this medicine is not effective for heavy people in my opinion. Dr. says there is nothing else he would prescribe.
Your weight may have something to do with it. It works best if you haven't eaten for a couple of hours (part of the instructions), & if you are at least a little bit relaxed. If you resist the initial effect of the drug, it tends not to work.
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