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Permanent short memory loss & no longer able to retain anything thanks to Ambien I have been off of Ambien for about 7 months now, but when the nurse practitioner prescribed it to me the dose was one a day before bed, well i did this daily for about 2 1/2

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Dr. Merrill Reuter
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Hope it improves

You remembered enough of the story to ask the question.
So much so you ran out of space to tell it. That sounds like improved memory.

In brief: Hope it improves

You remembered enough of the story to ask the question.
So much so you ran out of space to tell it. That sounds like improved memory.
Dr. Merrill Reuter
Dr. Merrill Reuter
Thank
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

Ambien (zolpidem) functions by depressing the CNS and has been an effective treatment for those who are experiencing insomnia, albeit it is meant to be a short term solution as Ambien (zolpidem) has been found to be addictive.
Research shows that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) is linked to memory loss, and many people have described their experience with acute memory loss such as sleep-driving, inability to recall conversations/sex/cooking after taking a dose. See a neurologist because while Ambien (zolpidem) may have an effect on memory loss, there can be other neurological causes contributing to your husband's condition. Short term memory loss and long term memory loss are also early signs of dementia. See a neurologist.

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

Ambien (zolpidem) functions by depressing the CNS and has been an effective treatment for those who are experiencing insomnia, albeit it is meant to be a short term solution as Ambien (zolpidem) has been found to be addictive.
Research shows that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) is linked to memory loss, and many people have described their experience with acute memory loss such as sleep-driving, inability to recall conversations/sex/cooking after taking a dose. See a neurologist because while Ambien (zolpidem) may have an effect on memory loss, there can be other neurological causes contributing to your husband's condition. Short term memory loss and long term memory loss are also early signs of dementia. See a neurologist.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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