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    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    11/27/2016 10:45:36 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I'm 73 years old and I have started taking 1 of the 25mg caps regularly, like every night, for a couple years now. Lately I've had trouble urinating and pain also. I've also experienced restless leg at night and blurred vision the next day. Short term memory is also being affected. When I was younger I could take up to 3 of the 25mg capsules, when needed, with no problems but now ju ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    4/22/2016 4:00:42 PM

    Reviewer: raul, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    9/30/2015 8:00:40 AM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    This seems to help with mild insomnia. However, sometimes I can take 1.5x the directed dose (3 pills instead of 2) and I still can't fall asleep.

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    1/30/2015 7:37:29 PM

    Reviewer: Cnhinton123, 19-24 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    This medicine has helped with my insomnia. However, I recently discovered from a recently released study that anticholinergics like this medicine increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's. I only take it when highly necessary- when my sleep schedule rotates (I have a circadian rhythm sleep disorder). I think it would be unwise to take it every night. This medicine also reduces my anxiety be ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    10/14/2014 2:59:46 PM

    Reviewer: MRG53, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    My issues aren't "chronic" but I do have periods where sleep eludes me. When those occur I take 1x 50mg gel cap ~9 hours before I have to wake up and it works quite well. IE my alarm goes off at 6a so if I take this I try to do so by ~9p otherwise I wake up a little groggy. NOTE: Allow 9-10 hours

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