(Closed) Ambien makes my fiancée forget our conversations

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely. And really, he should be going to bed shortly after taking it! I don’t know why he would be staying up and having conversations!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you know he’s taken it, and he brings up something you don’t want him to forget about, just tell him you’d rather talk about it in the morning.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ambien is famous for making people do/say weird things after they take it.  That is why you are supposed to take it, and then immediately go to bed. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@greenidlady:  I dated a guy for a couple of months who did the exact same thing!  He had PTSD from being overseas and couldn’t sleep without it, but he’d want to call or talk every night for hours about his childhood or his hopes and dreams for the future, sometimes tell me some really sordid stuff, and then forget about all of it the next day.

When I’d recap what he told me, he’d tell me I was making stuff up or that he didn’t say what he said.  Obviously this was a big reason why we split up, but he just really felt like he couldn’t function without the ambien.  Is your FI really dependent on the ambien?  This guy tried to go without it but literally didn’t sleep for three days without it, and he more or less chose Ambien/sleeping over me/bizarre conversations.  Can he see a naturopath or acupuncturist or someone who might be able to help wtih an alternative?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Beckster329:  Agreed.  My FI takes it and while we’ve never had a convo after he’s taken it, he usually reads for a while before he goes to sleep.  I’ve caught him doing some weird stuff that he doesn’t remember at all. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My husband took them for a while and we had the same issue.

It got to the point that I actually recorded some of the convos we had so he could see I wasn’t making anything up!

 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My FI does the same thing. Actually, I do, too, though I take Ambien only on rare occasions. FI likes to send texts to his friend R (and only R) after he’s taken Ambien, which a) he never remembers, and b) are always nonsensical and awesome. 

Honestly, after he takes it, make him get in bed and read or something. He can talk to you if he’d like, but don’t expect him to remember anything afterwards. It’s not uncommon that FI or I have to go back pages in the books we’re reading if we try to read them on Ambien.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@greenidlady:  I used to take Ambien to sleep.  I had to stop for this among other reasons.  It got really scary.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i had a similar experience taking it in college. id wander across the street to a friends dorm, hang out, then come back & wouldnt remember!! i also always wanted to “cuddle” apparently & listen to romantic songs?? no clue what thats about but yeah it was intense. 

the problem here is that i would always tell myself to just get in bed, but somehow i often felt fine & convinced myself that i was fine to stay awake when i clearly wasnt.

you should have him get in bed & stay here.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@greenidlady:  That guy I dated also once broke into his own house swinging a baseball bat and his neighbors called the cops!  He didn’t stop taking it even after that.  He was really dependent on it and obviously had other issues, but I feel like if your FI is at the point where he can nip this in the bud, it would better now than later.  Maybe if you can get him to buy into something like massage, he’ll be open to more natural remedies like acupuncture or herbal treatments.  I feel like every soldier is offered Ambien at some point, so I hope that your FI can avoid being dependent.  Good luck!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

My FI takes it as well (he works overnights, and it’s hard to sleep in sunlight) and he does super weird things. Also he gets the munchies. It’s become a joke between us. Just skip the heart to hearts while he’s all doped up, you’ll be ok.

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