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1-5 of 5
Condition: Muscle Weakness associated with Sleeping Disease
4/14/2014 8:22:03 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've taken xyrem for norcolepsy-catcplexy it works wonders. I felt almost normal.Be careful taking Xyrem any other meds even OTC meds that effect the central neuor. system,it can cause a real deep depression.so follow Drs. direction. The cost is unreal $2400.00 a month ,as long as I didn't have insurance and was broke the pharmacy co. furnished it for free.When I got on Medicare it cost m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Muscle Weakness associated with Sleeping Disease
4/7/2013 11:24:43 PM

Reviewer: i am a PWN, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this med for narcolepsy. I also have fibromyalgia. It gave me 8 solid hours of sleep & I felt great. However, within a week of reaching the full dosage, I had a psychotic episode & was hospitalized. I will never take it again even a reduced amount. Sigh...

Condition: Muscle Weakness associated with Sleeping Disease
1/24/2013 12:07:06 AM

Reviewer: peggy t., 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
developed sleepwalking,in hosp.due to severe fall.now have lost use of r. arm,radial nerve paralysis out look not good. dr.ug worked great except for causing me to sleepwalk.as of right now off med.rethink before use,chek side effects carefully

Condition: Muscle Weakness associated with Sleeping Disease
3/13/2011 5:07:42 PM

Reviewer: marianne, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have fibromyalgia and the fatigue and pain associated with poor sleep. This drug, along with Savella, has alleviated my pain 100%. However, I still have big troubles getting to sleep or staying asleep, so fatigue is still severe. I take 6m per night.

Condition: Muscle Weakness associated with Sleeping Disease
1/10/2011 8:53:07 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medication has been a true miracle for the last 8 years, it helped me stay awake and feel well rested and motivated the only medication that has helped with narcolepsy and cataplexy since diagnosed 15 years ago

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