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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

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
4/7/2008 10:36:49 PM

Reviewer: ART, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
HAD TO CUT AMOUNT OF SECOND DOSE DUE TO FIRSTIME SLEEPWALKING. THE CUT SOLVED THIS PROBLEM.

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
3/24/2008 5:43:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In '06 I crashed and burned, and went to a sleep clinic. After 9 months of sleep studies and eliminating everything else, I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. I began taking Xyrem in March '07. The first morning I woke up EARLY and feeling more rested than I could ever remember feeling!! I have always slept more than anyone I knew, and have done so my entire life. No more sleeping 18+ hou ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
1/20/2008 8:04:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took for 3 mos. Had maybe 3 great nights of sleep. Usually no sleep first dose; instead very painful restless legs, jaw and sometimes chest pains. Felt heavy and virtually paralyzed. @nd dose sometimes gave a few hours of sleep. Not uncommonly, there was NO sleep all night, but lots of dizziness, headaches, shallow breathing, pain, and semi-paralysis. Others report wonderful results. Wish i ... Show Full Comment

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