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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Xyrem Oral.

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Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
12/28/2008 2:56:55 PM

Reviewer: No More DayTime Naps, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It helps me get much needed sleep I have been lacking for years. It is a pain to have to mix every night. I have actually lost weight since taking Xyrem. Need to drink plenty of water or your urine will smell strong with medicine. Satisfied

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
12/12/2008 5:54:25 PM

Reviewer: Sweetred, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It is very funny to read that someone else ate on this like I do. Im 25 now and been taking Xyrem for about 2 1/2 yrs, at first it hard to adjust but now I can't ask for a better treatment!But beware if you drink while Xyrem is in your system can be VERY shocking!I black out and fall like I did before I was perscribed the medication.

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
12/9/2008 12:10:07 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Previously dx with depression and unsuccessfully treated. Xyrem and a correct dx of Narcolepsy saved me! Have to adjust dose up and down to manage side effects, but finally wake up feeling awake!

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
10/1/2008 9:33:11 PM

Reviewer: themominator, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 6 months and have slept better then ever. xyrem causes numbness,dizziness, your legs and arms fall asleep and you get the pins and needles feeling. these are all normal side effects of the drug but they can be very scarry. It is not for everyone and I hope these effects dont increase or worsen because the sleep is wonderful !!!

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
7/15/2008 7:31:31 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I began taking Xryem after being diagnosed with Narcolepsy about 5 months ago. After about a month or so of taking 2.5 to 3 grams 2x per night, I noticed I really started losing interest in just about everything, finding joy in nothing. I decided it must be the Xyrem, so I didn't take it one night & the next morning I immediately felt better!! I knew I still needed the deep sleep that Xyre ... Show Full Comment

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