FDA Says Pills Can Cause 'Sleep-Driving'

There are 15 comments on the The Associated Press story from Mar 14, 2007, titled FDA Says Pills Can Cause 'Sleep-Driving' . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

All prescription sleeping pills may sometimes cause sleep-driving, federal health officials warned Wednesday, almost a year after the bizarre side effect first made headlines when Rep.

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speed buggy

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2007
Well, now watch the mass proliferation of crimes being played off as temporary insanity due to unconscious physical activity due to over the counter medication.
Lance Winslow

United States

#2 Mar 14, 2007
speed buggy wrote:
Well, now watch the mass proliferation of crimes being played off as temporary insanity due to unconscious physical activity due to over the counter medication.
Too true.

Congress sleep-legislating.
Bush sleep-warring.
Condi sleep-negotiating.
Cheney sleep-mongering.

Could this be a wake-up call to America ?
speed buggy

Milwaukee, WI

#3 Mar 15, 2007
They have pills for that too.
Gomer

Medina, NY

#4 Mar 15, 2007
I won't lose sleep over this..
speed buggy

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Mar 15, 2007
Just imagine if you could control that. Tons of work could get done while you sleep.

At the least they could drum up a lot of business for the junk car industry and insurance companies.

They might even start giving 30 day free samples of that stuff when they mail you your policy.

“YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

Since: Feb 07

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

#6 Mar 15, 2007
I am having trouble sleeping. I only get 4-5 hours a night. I would like to get at least 6. The problem is that my brain just won't turn off. I lie awake in bed for hours, wishing I could go to sleep and when I do, I wake up a few hours later groggy and feeling awful.

Getting enough good sleep seems to be quite a problem in America today. Most people I know wish they could get more sleep.
Gomer

Medina, NY

#7 Mar 15, 2007
I dream about being awake...keeps me up all nite!
gayle

Sparks, NV

#8 Mar 15, 2007
Laugh if you must, but I took an ambien and woke up behind the wheel, in my pajama's, no idea and not knowing where I was. It's no laughing matter.
Thank God, I didn't hit anyone while driving.
speed buggy

United States

#9 Mar 15, 2007
Gomer wrote:
I dream about being awake...keeps me up all nite!
In my dreams I'm always awake "somewhere" doing something. Now if I could dream that I was sleeping...
sandra hanawalt

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 21, 2007
I can say not only sleep driving but having memory of anything you do after you take this pill. I have taken it since 2003 and if I am not in bed when its taken, I do all kind of things, call people, with slurring words. "root" around in my closet mixing and matching outfits, decorate the house and in the morning have NO memory of anything I do. It is a dangerous drug but it does work like a dream as long as your in bed.
nancy nelson

Webster, MN

#12 Jun 15, 2010
I just had my 2nd crash and don't remember it,
I remember driving out of my driveway but I don't remember driving 14 miles!
I took out 4 mail boxes and a sign and parked my suv on a walking path to get my mirrors I ripped off and a friend happened along and said i said I was having a bad day! I was slurring and eyes glazed and drolling, and the cops came and did a field acholoe test I failed and the breath one i passed, so off to ER and they charge me with a dui, after 4 hours of them standing over me for a blood test and another field test the doctors told them to get out it was a medical emerency!
well court is this week, I haven't drove in a month and 2 weeks, and i toss the ambien!
I've had every test you can do to the brain and will find out in a month what maybe caused this,
ambein or the genaric is what i took, do use this drug!
beware ambien

Staffordsville, KY

#13 Jul 5, 2010
Oh Nancy, I'm feeling your pain! I took one ambien back in Feb. and have NO memory of getting in my car and going for a drive. I crashed into a mt. about a mile from my home. When I came too I couldn't figure out what was going on. I had to climb out the window to walk home barefoot in the snow. I was hurt really bad so my neighbor and husband called for an ambulance. Needless to say I was arrested for DUI and was suspended from work. 17 yrs of teaching plus 5 yrs of college jeopardized over one sleeping tablet. I am still attending court and hearings over all of this. For all of you out there saying, "oh, I just do small silly things!" Well, that is how my story started. I would do goofy things that were actually humorous. Well, today I am not laughing. I was booked at the jail by one of my former kindergarten students. The guard that checked on me all night long-I had her kids in kindergarten, and the county attorney-guess what-yes, I had his kids in school too. This has by far been the most humiliating thing that has ever happened t me. I have been set back by probably 25,000.00 easy. Lost income, medical bills, legal fees/lawyer, etc...But, even though it seems bad-I thank God I didn't hit someone and hurt/kill them. Now I am just suffering w/insomnia but I would rather be tired than CRAZY. Please people I beg you to not take this medication. It nearly derailed my life. I found out very quickly who are true friends and who aren't.
Allan

UK

#17 Sep 29, 2013
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Garrett

Germany

#18 Sep 30, 2013
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Harley

São Paulo, Brazil

#21 Oct 19, 2013
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