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I cant believe I did this taking ambien...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 18, 2006
  • 11:51 PM

If you have seen my other post "ready to end my life" then you will know that I have been in severe pain and actuallly was in the hospital this week for 5 days.
The doc says I definately have fibromyalgia and almost confirmed Rhuematoid Arthritis. He gave me Norotriptolin for the Fibro and also some ambien to help me sleep.
So I took the pills together last night and woke up this morning with a used condom wrapper beside me.
I remember I had been chatting online with a good friend, a guy who has been trying to bed me for over a year and I never have given in but always have thought about it.
Well, all I remember is chatting with him online last night and talking to him on the phone... though the phone conversation is nothing I remember much about.
I had this awesome dream that he came over and I had these sexy black jammies on and I ran in to put makeup on. I cuddled with him and we had awesome sex lol and I remember thinking "oh my god, what a dream, I SO need to sleep with him in real life".
Well I woke up this morning with a strange feeling and when I went into the bathroom I saw all this smudged black eyeliner around my eyes. I thought it was strange because I took all my makeup off before bed. Then I noticed the phone was in the bathroom instead of beside my computer and I got this sinking feeling deep down inside and when I went and looked, my bed was all rumpled and there was a condom wrapper beside it. Then I realized, I HAD SEX WITH THE GUY , IT WAS NOT A DREAM! I called him hysterically crying and he was very upset. He said he called me and I told him I took ambien and I was telling him to come over and see me and that I was singing on the phone and what not.
He came over, he tried to convince me I had turned him down for the last year and that I didnt really want to do it and then when I started crying and accusing him of not liking me, we did it.
I have tried all day long to remember it and only get vague moments that I can SWEAR were only a dream... but it happened.
I feel so very humiliated and kind of slutty. How can I have had sex with someone and not remember it... especially someone who has been trying to get me for a year and not suceeded... how could I have called him and told him to come over? Why dont I remember any of it???
Has anyone else had this experiance with Ambien? I cant stop crying...

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  • I don't think it was just the Ambien, I think it was a mix of everything. However I have taken 10 mg Ambien from time to time to help me sleep and it is a rather strong drug. But if it were really working than you would have fallen asleep and not felt like having sex. Keep in mind that people in general can be affected by any drug. And whether it be prescription or a few cocktails, you may be guilty of having made a "drunken phone call"... Or in this case a "groggy IM". It has been said that some psych hospital medicate the patients with 50 mgs of Dipenhydramine aka Benadryl... I would give that a whirl, at least you know that the side affects won't be as questionable and people that are far worse off than you are can sleep while taking it... Take Care
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 01:36 AM
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  • No, it was the Ambien. I searched for "had sex and didn't remember it and Ambien and found this string. I'm married, and this morning my wife said that she was sorry for "not finishing last night" and when I asked her about it she SWEARS that I got her off then fell asleep but I have ABSOLUTELY no recollection of it. I remember the last thing before going to bed (thinking that she was taking a long time to get to bed and oh well, pulling the covers up to my chin and sleeping). We had a good laugh about it today, but it's pretty scarey that you could do something that involved (I was using my hands, so it's not like I was just ridden) without remembering ANY of it the next day. At least it was my wife!! If Ambien does lead to this sort of unconscious behavior then someone should be documenting it and getting the stuff off the market. This is the only time in my whole life that has happened, and I'm 46 years old.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2006
    • 10:03 PM
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  • It's uncanny how alike our stories are. Jan 1st of this year 2010 I was a virgin, only 19. And not planning on that changing. After a 4 year struggle with Ankylosing Spondilitis (just like RA) I was also diagnosed with Fibro. on Jan 4, 2010. Treatment: More "deep sleep" or Ambien. I am in college as a freshman and was going back to college from winter break with my parents on the 6th. That night, as many, I stayed with my boyfriend. The True Love Waits, no sex thing, was a big deal for me. I had no intention of that changing either. The night of the 6th I took my Ambien after dinner and bid my goodnights to my boyfriend and his roommate. I remembered having this crazy dream about having sex for the first time. I woke up a little embarrassed, because well I had always thought what it would be like and I had the hot dream about it. It took about a good thirty seconds to look over and realize it was no dream. It was real. I left hurridly. Completely humiliated. This was a Wed. I was silent about the ordeal for the next day staying distant. He was taking me to the doctor a couple hours away for my MRI, so in the car I started to question him as what happened in a joking way. I had never told him I was taking Ambien now, to me it was just another drug. I wanted the details of what happened. Apparently I became sexually aggressive and led him on and even begged when he resisted me, much like you did. All and all said. It was done. I lost my virginity with only a fuzzy memory. Now I am expecting a son on Sept 27, 2010. Do the math. That's right, I became pregnant Jan 6. I completely understand what you are going through. and im sooo sorry you have to live with it. many days the thought pulls me lower than anything has before. But I;m here if you need to talk. D.Williams
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  • It is really unfortunate that doctors and pharmacists are not warning patients of the potential for sleepwalking and black out episodes while on ambien, I've even heard of sleep driving, that is effing SCARY!
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  • Someone i used to know ended up in middle of a highway naked while on ambien i think it was.. she didnt know she was in middle of road.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ambian and some of the other sleep drugs sometimes only cause sleep in half the brain. People do all sorts of things when disinhibited. Search "sleep sex ambian" if you want to read all about it. MSNBC even had an article on the Sexploarations section talking about using ambian as a sex aid. Apparantly a lot of people think ambian sex is hot. There are about 375,000 hits on the sleep sex ambian search.
    Freddd 3576 Replies Flag this Response
  • I also take Ambien to sleep. I sleep great, wake up fully rested. And the bonus.... is i have some really great amazing sex the night before. My boyfriend laughs and says he has 2 girlfriends. I don't remember much of the sex, little flashes here and there. But I do know that when I take it I can't get enough of it. And I'm willing to do everything and anything, but only with my boyfriend. Now when I don't take it, Im more the shy kind of girl. Pretty boring in bed I would say. But when I take it I'm wild. But I love that side effect. I've always had a very low sex drive and it has been a problem in past relationships. This drugs not only helps me get some of the best sleep but make me wanna sex and its great sex.
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  • I saw your post and I had to respond. This has just happened to me as well. I started taking ambien a couple of months ago. My doctor prescribed it because I have very low a.m cortisol levels and he felt the reason was my chronic insomnia. As soon as I started taking ambien I started having sleep sex with my husband which I always barely remembered but I didnt see it as a problem because it was my husband and he definately liked it. About 2 weeks ago I took my ambien and my husband was already asleep. I apparently got up and started chatting online. There was this guy I had talked to online when my husband and I had been separated 6 months earlier who had tried unsuccessfully to get me to meet him. Well on this night when he asked I apparently agreed to it though I barely remember the details. This is what I have been able to piece together. I had sex with him in his care sitting in my driveway. The next day I didnt recall any of it at first. Then it was vague and I thought it had been a dream... until he texted me and said how great it had been. I told my husband after about a week. Just yesterday I was a couple days late on my period and took a home pregnancy test. I'm pregnant. and since my husband and I have tried together to have a child for years and been unsuccessful, I can only assume it is this guys child. I'm now trying to wean myself off of ambien. With all the turmoil it has caused I no longer feel that the pors outweigh the cons.It's uncanny how alike our stories are. Jan 1st of this year 2010 I was a virgin, only 19. And not planning on that changing. After a 4 year struggle with Ankylosing Spondilitis (just like RA) I was also diagnosed with Fibro. on Jan 4, 2010. Treatment: More "deep sleep" or Ambien. I am in college as a freshman and was going back to college from winter break with my parents on the 6th. That night, as many, I stayed with my boyfriend. The True Love Waits, no sex thing, was a big deal for me. I had no intention of that changing either. The night of the 6th I took my Ambien after dinner and bid my goodnights to my boyfriend and his roommate. I remembered having this crazy dream about having sex for the first time. I woke up a little embarrassed, because well I had always thought what it would be like and I had the hot dream about it. It took about a good thirty seconds to look over and realize it was no dream. It was real. I left hurridly. Completely humiliated. This was a Wed. I was silent about the ordeal for the next day staying distant. He was taking me to the doctor a couple hours away for my MRI, so in the car I started to question him as what happened in a joking way. I had never told him I was taking Ambien now, to me it was just another drug. I wanted the details of what happened. Apparently I became sexually aggressive and led him on and even begged when he resisted me, much like you did. All and all said. It was done. I lost my virginity with only a fuzzy memory. Now I am expecting a son on Sept 27, 2010. Do the math. That's right, I became pregnant Jan 6. I completely understand what you are going through. and im sooo sorry you have to live with it. many days the thought pulls me lower than anything has before. But I;m here if you need to talk. D.Williams
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's uncanny how alike our stories are. Jan 1st of this year 2010 I was a virgin, only 19. And not planning on that changing. After a 4 year struggle with Ankylosing Spondilitis (just like RA) I was also diagnosed with Fibro. on Jan 4, 2010. Treatment: More "deep sleep" or Ambien. I am in college as a freshman and was going back to college from winter break with my parents on the 6th. That night, as many, I stayed with my boyfriend. The True Love Waits, no sex thing, was a big deal for me. I had no intention of that changing either. The night of the 6th I took my Ambien after dinner and bid my goodnights to my boyfriend and his roommate. I remembered having this crazy dream about having sex for the first time. I woke up a little embarrassed, because well I had always thought what it would be like and I had the hot dream about it. It took about a good thirty seconds to look over and realize it was no dream. It was real. I left hurridly. Completely humiliated. This was a Wed. I was silent about the ordeal for the next day staying distant. He was taking me to the doctor a couple hours away for my MRI, so in the car I started to question him as what happened in a joking way. I had never told him I was taking Ambien now, to me it was just another drug. I wanted the details of what happened. Apparently I became sexually aggressive and led him on and even begged when he resisted me, much like you did. All and all said. It was done. I lost my virginity with only a fuzzy memory. Now I am expecting a son on Sept 27, 2010. Do the math. That's right, I became pregnant Jan 6. I completely understand what you are going through. and im sooo sorry you have to live with it. many days the thought pulls me lower than anything has before. But I;m here if you need to talk. D.WilliamsThis sounds so similar. I started working 3rd shift and have trouble sleeping in the day time. I started taking Ambien to help me sleep. I am happily married with 3 kids. I took my Ambien and last I remember, kissed my husband before going to bed. When I woke up I told him about this great dream I had. (that we had sex) He thought I was kidding because WE DID HAVE SEX! I found this post because I was wondering if this happened to others...
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