Right, the reason I was prescribed the Ambien
though was so that I don't have to wake up in the middle of the night so that I can waste one Percocet, when I could take it during the day when I am doing my work. It's critical that I am comfortable when doing my work, as I am a writer, and I sit in my office for a couple of hours at a time, leaving my foot stranded, so I need to move it around every now and then. If it stays put, it actually hurts a lot more (not while I am on my meds obviously), but yes, I would love to take the Ambien when I head to bed in a little while. My doctor told me that it kicks in within 15 minutes, and once it kicks in, I will feel it and my eyes will start to get heavy and I will just fall asleep. He told me it lasts a good 8 hours, so that would be amazing. I also asked him if it would make me drowsy the next day, and he said it's different with each person, so hopefully it doesn't too much, he said to let him know if it does that, but he said Ambien is a great medication and will allow me to feel very comfortable when I jump into bed (not literally seeing I have a bad foot, heh, but you know what I mean =).
Thanks for the advice 'staples'.
*When it comes to my medications, I only take prescribed doses, I never ever go overboard with them. I am very responsible when it comes to them.
Originally Posted by staples
The risk is severe pulmonary depression (i.e, breathing becomes too shallow). At prescribed dosages you should be fine, especially if you're already familiar with the percocet.
It's not necessarily good or bad, it's what you need to get some sleep in your current, temporary, condition. Don't try to stay up when taking Ambien, and try to take it as the last thing before getting into bed because it kicks in quickly. If you do find that you get up and do stuff in the middle of the night (some people do, even if all they want to do is go to sleep, so I've heard), I would say to just return to the less-convenient method of taking percocet when you wake up in the middle of the night due to pain -- it's not worth risking farther injury or prolonging the healing process.