I was on Ambien for 2 years, it made me very irritable.
was on it for two weeks and it made me very crazy
. It was to counter a massive dose of steroids I was given two summers ago and I was prescribed the full 10 mgs (I'm a relative light weight at 145-150 lbs). I learned that if I took the pill, I would be unable to get up the stairs within 15-20 minutes (and I'm in good physical form). My partner caught me sort of sleepwalking in my underwear with the car keys in my hand at 2 in the morning wanting to go buy an ice cream cone. That was when it was obvious Ambien was way too much for me. I believe that since then, the recommended initial dose for patients was halved.F
ortunately, the steroid dose was a one-time thing and I weaned myself off the Ambien as quickly as I could. It was very
addictive and that scared me, and it took an effort of patience and incremental dose decreases over several days to free myself of it.