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Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
9/21/2014 9:27:03 PM

Reviewer: Singer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medicine has changed my life. Although it has taken time to get the balance correct between this and my daytime stimulant meds, I now have a fairly "normal" life. I sleep 5-6 hours and wake refreshed. I no longer have the fibro type symptoms and I get rid of cortisol so diet and exercise have been able to take care of my weight. Beware! Taking a larger dose (a one time accident) ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
9/5/2014 12:22:54 AM

Reviewer: mom5xovr, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
First of all having to wake up to take medicine is impossible for me when I can't wake up. The only people waking up with the alarm is the rest of my family. While initially I fell more awake in the morning, I am experiencing some severe sleepiness episodes and have not been able to discontinue stimulants. Even with stimulants I am struggling. Has anyone else experienced incontinence or exc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
7/17/2014 8:08:17 AM

Reviewer: hungryhippo, 19-24 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:
I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy in 2010 and have been taking Xyrem after a short time of trying stimulants, which I hated. I love taking xyrem because I feel refreshed in the morning; I almost always still take an hour long nap everyday, but can manage without one sometimes. The only side effect that I have noticed is feeling dizzy if I try to fight going to sleep right away on it. I believe it wo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
5/12/2014 12:27:20 PM

Reviewer: D. Pressed, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i get three hours of sleep with each dose but the side effects aren't worth it

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
5/7/2014 4:16:53 PM

Reviewer: iSleepalot, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have narcolepsy w/cataplexy & fibromyalgia. Began xyrem Jan. 2010. Reached full dosage April 2010. Felt great. Slept well. Woke up w/o alarm to take 2nd dose & in the mornings. Shortly after reaching full dosage had psychotic episode & was hospitalized. Was OK after stopping xyrem, but haven't felt as sharp mentally since then. Had to retire early as I was unable to fulfill job r ... Show Full Comment

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