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    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    3/2/2021 1:32:59 PM

    Reviewer: Chris B, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I suffer from insomnia and was prescribe this medication 20mg... This was the worst!!! I had terrible nightmares the first night, so bad that I was screaming out and talking in my sleep. I finally woke up and felt paralyzed, I could barely walk... I had a severe anxiety attack in the middle of the night. The side effects of this medication is HORRIBLE. I spent $75.00 for a 30 day supply and wil ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    1/6/2021 11:20:02 AM

    Reviewer: ShermanH, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was prescribed 10mg belsomra a week ago. It helps, but I feel like 15mg is an effective dose. With 10mg it helps my quality of sleep but I still sometimes wake up after 5 hours. What I respect about the drug is the new type it is. It doesn’t produce that euphoric of an effect so it seems a bit less addictive than like Temazepam, which is consistent with what my doctor told me.

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    12/22/2020 4:06:00 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I've taken a 10mg tablet for the past week. Never have had trouble falling asleep but I've had chronic maintenance insomnia for years. I've tried various hypnotic meds such as Ambien but they leave me groggy with rebound effects. I've tolerated Belsomra very well. I wake up slightly groggy but refreshed. I'm really surprised by all the 1 and 2 star reviews I've seen on this ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    11/16/2020 10:01:53 AM

    Reviewer: stoopidlysleepless, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Have had chronic sleep issues for about 20 years and tried at least most of the OTC sleep aid and others like Trazodone and Doxepin, Ambien, etc. Anyways, I was doing the 10mg and things were fine until I didn't sleep for about a week and had a seizure (never happened before) and spent a few days in the hospital. Nothing came back conclusive. Neurologist bumped me up to 15mg and I take somet ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
    7/3/2020 10:56:50 AM

    Reviewer: mamacita, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I started on this medication for inability to fall asleep. I did fall asleep but had wild dreams and every 1.5 to 2 hours I had to get up to urinate. Easily fell back to sleep, but did not feel rested after having to get up so many times. I like my Ambien, but was advised to not take it because of a conflict with another medication I am on.

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