I had one night on Valdoxan for anxiety and woke up at 3am with such bad anxiety. It took me 2 hours to get back to sleep and I suffered the worst dreams. My leg also wouldn't stop moving. When I woke(from the worst sleep of my life lol), I felt ok for the first 5 minutes and then the anxiety started building to the point that I thought I would have a panic attack(never actually had one before). My anxiety was easily 20x what it normally is. I had 2 Valium and an Ativan and still didn't feel normal or even slightly drowsy. I have only ever had one short 15 day dose of Valium which is why I had some left over and I took the Ativan once my script was filled. I'm on no other medication and don't drink, smoke or do drugs.
The most common side effects with Valdoxan (seen in between 1 and 10 patients in 100) are headache, dizziness, somnolence (sleepiness), insomnia (difficulty sleeping), migraine, nausea (feeling sick), diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain (stomach ache), vomiting, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), back pain, fatigue (tiredness), increases in liver enzymes and anxiety. Most side effects were mild or moderate in intensity, happened within the first two weeks of treatment and were temporary. For the full list of all side effects reported with Valdoxan, see the package leaflet.
I was on this medicine for about a month, I could not take it anymore due that
I could not sleep at all! Could you imagine not to be able to sleep for 27 days? It was a nightmare, end up in the ER with severe anxiety, they gave me a magic pil and voila!
This is a very expensive medicine.
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