I used to take it - then decided to stop. When I called to re-up my prescriptions, I specifically said not to fill that one.
But the pharmacy filled them all. And the Ambien looked just like my ritalin.
The day after picking them up, I was working at home with a colleague from out of town. I reached in and took a ritalin. He got up to go stretch his legs or something. When he came back, I was *literally *drooling into my keyboard.
I don’t remember too much of the rest.
He feared I had had a stroke. He made me touch my nose and other stroke tests. (Not sure if they were real or ones he just figured were good tests.)
He then put me on my couch and kept working. My dog would not leave my side. He tried to get her to play ball, but except for going out to pee, she just lay there and stared at me. Around 6 he left for the day, after checking to be sure I was breathing.
So yeah, Ambien worked for me.