Not only would I carry on a 'conversation' with hubby....not that anything made much sense (like "why are the members of our band carrying a fish tank thru our bedroom?"
hahaha).....but I would also 'sleep-walk' after taking the dr's recommended dose (10mg-20mg) at night. One night, hubby found me out swimming in our pool at midnite. Not a good thing to be doing while 'under the influence'
of this med. I finally quit using them and would rather forego what sleep I would actually get from them (which wasn't much after a while
) than find myself in precarious situations such as these. Hubby thought the conversations at first were funny, but then realized how dangerous I was becoming to myself by not knowing what I was actually doing at times. And I would hardly ever remember what I had said, much less remember some of the things I was doing...like trying to get into my car to go grocery shopping at 3am one time.....
I have heard about others having incidences similar to mine as well. I finally just switched over to either Restoril
) or once in a great while use a Xanax
).....both were prescribed by my physiatrist when I told him of my "escapades" with the Ambien. I don't know if the Ambien 'ER' has a better track record or not, but I'm still a little gun-shy to even try it. I personally am staying as far away from the Ambien products as possible. But that is just me and everyone is different. Good luck while using it if you continue to do so and please be careful & vigilant. I will be curious to read any other posts from Ambien users, past & present, to see if we are a minority or majority with this med.