Prosecutors dropped the charges and allowed Lindsey to plead to the lesser charge of careless driving, which meant that she could keep her security clearance. These cases only scratch the surface — currently a man in Northern California is using the Ambien defense to fight a charge of second degree sexual abuse of a minor and third degree sexual abuse of a minor. But the problems that do occur with the drug are often extreme and tragic, and they seem to be increasing. It appears the reason Ambien makes me and others horny is due to the side effects of lowered self-control and inhibitions rather than a direct connection between the drug and arousal. I don't know if I was so torn up about the fact I had cheated on my boyfriend or if the Ambien caused me to be emotional, but I sobbed for most of the morning and ended up breaking my mirror accidentally. I didn't even bother waking them up because I was exhausted from all the crap that had gone on already, so I just threw a blanket from the couch on top of them. Before long, I was also having blissful albeit odd sex prior to falling asleep. Staying up and experiencing such side effects has become known on the internet as the "Ambien Walrus. Otherwise, you confirm our suspicions that you're a guy taking on the girl's role in gay threesome relationships. Ambien is a schedule IV drug, and can be prescribed and refilled without restriction. The court agreed, saying that it would be an "injustice to hold her responsible for the undisclosed side effects of a popular and readily available medication that she was lawfully prescribed and properly administered. When someone is harmed, however, it is up to the prosecutor to prove that the defendant was aware enough to be guilty of the crime. I tried to yell at her to ask what the fuck she was doing, but I couldn't yell. And if I would have hit somebody, I would have stopped and helped. The Ambien defendants knowingly took the drug, but they were not aware that they were drugging themselves in a way that could produce anything other than sleep.