Citation: Ambien Tripper. "Sleep? I Think Not: An Experience with Zolpidem (Ambien) (exp68289)". Erowid.org. Aug 14, 2021. erowid.org/exp/68289
Alright well to start. When I was around 14 I went to the doc for a normal run of the mill check up. I was having problems sleeping at the time so he gave me a script for Ambien 10 mg tablets. Now please note that I'm not talking about just one experience I am talking about multiple ones that's why I put 20-40mg. Anyway here I go recounting 'the good ole days'. Well the first time I took them I didn't feel much. I was smoking at that age and yes I know I was a bad kid. But back to the point I didn't notice much except for a kind of euphoric feeling and my cigs tasted quite a bit different. They were like burning gold cylinders. However I never got sleepy but I did finally go to sleep. Once the next night came around I tried taking two to see if that would work and that's where the fun started. It took somewhere from 15-30 min to kick in and I was in there. I felt kinda like I was going real fast or like I just chugged my 10th cup of java. But I didn't want to move.
The feeling from Ambien for me is a bit hard to explain. But I shall try my best. I felt very euphoric and pain didn't bother me too much. For example I dropped my lit cig onto my skin and just watched it burn me for a few seconds until I finally picked it up. If I wasn't doing anything I could just sit there and stare in a trance like state for long periods of time whilst remaining completely happy and at ease with everything around me. However if I did get up and do something I would go crazy just doing anything thought of but having a grin on my face a mile wide.
Now for me Ambien was VERY addictive and I got to where I would want more. So I would add another tab to the number of pills I took on my last dose. Now with just two I could be in the dark and wave my lit cig around and I would see trails from it's cherry. However sometimes when I went past that I would have more vivid visions. For example one time I had about 3 or 4 tabs and for no reason at all I was standing in my bathroom with the lights off looking at myself in the mirror. All of a sudden the half of the bathroom that I wasn't standing in was ripped off. It was like someone took a crane and just took off half my bathroom. But the really weird part was when the wall floor and ceiling was gone. I saw space and no I don't mean just blankness because it was dark. I saw outer space. I could see planets and stars and all that good stuff and it looked as if it was only about 20-30ft away.
Now I can't say I really ever had a bad trip from Ambien however. There was a time I took about 4-5 and I threw up from it.
Side effects: There are a few side effects I had. For instance after my trip or during the coming down portion I would get severe soap mouth. Soap mouth? Many will probably ask. Soap mouth is what I call it at least. Because almost every time I tripped on Ambien my mouth would taste like I just rinsed it out with dawn dish washing soap. Another side effect I had was amnesia of the trip. A good few of my trips I really can't remember. I also became very violent when I didn't have anymore. Like I said it was VERY addictive for me.
Overall I loved some of my times with Ambien and I can't say don't try it. But please if you do BE CAREFUL!!
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