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Ambien & palpitations -- just a side effect?

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Old 07-02-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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Ambien & palpitations -- just a side effect?

A few days ago my doctor gave me Ambien after a host of recent problem gave me bad insomnia. The Ambien helped me sleep, but I started having strong palpitations during the day. The first time I didn't even realize it was from the drug, but the next day it got even stronger. It was sheer torture. My heart was pounding so bad I thought it wanted to break my chest. I coudn't get up without my heart racing like crazy. The doctor didn't believe it was the Ambien, but I'm sure that's what it was, since it's listed as a side effect. Moreover, last night I didn't take it, and today (so far) ... no bad palpitations.

My question: Does the fact that I had such a strong reaction to the Ambien indicate that I could have an underlying problem, or is it just a side effect that means nothing?

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Old 07-03-2004, 05:12 AM   #2
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Re: Ambien & palpitations -- just a side effect?


I'd say it means nothing except that you shouldn't take any more Ambien. I got a prescription and saw the $$$PRICE$$$. THAT was the side effect that led ME not to take any.

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