water Posted September 23, 2012 Share Posted September 23, 2012 Just wondering if anyone else has ever used ambien for over 2-3 years and developed slowly worsening IBS. Mine is so awful I just cut out practically everything from my diet. Already stopped wheat and dairy months ago, and this week eliminated soy,nuts,beef, chicken, lamb, eggs, high fructose corn syrup. It is from this study. I am getting very discouraged because there is not much left to eat easily and tummy is still unhappy. However, I accidently took 2 ambien last week and woke up with the WORST diarrhea. I began to wonder. THis so far un treatable IBS is from ambien? I researched and found out it is a major side effect. But usually this is in the first months. Last night I went sleepingpillless, slept very little but this morning, for the first time in MONTHS, a stool came out solid and happy. I am stunned and relieved and a bit devastated. Ambien has been a life saver for me, an extremely light sleeper who can never fall asleep. I love this med and it has worked from the beginning. But my IBS is also very debilitating, also including gas, upset tummy, nausea, and other lovely symptoms. I am SO tired of spending half my day on the potty. I see my mdoc tomorrow and will ask her about other sleep aides. I will go ambienless tonight as well to check again. It is quite possible I am jumping to conclusions too quickly and this is all a major coincidence. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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