My narcolepsy is bizarre. I have months where I sleep 14 hours, and still exhausted and always in a fog and exhausted. Even if I get the recommended 8 hours I am ALWAYS tired. Then I have insomnia for months and can't get to sleep on ambien, lunesta, restoril, you name it. I was just given xyrem but that first dosage does not put me to sleep. I wait 3 hours after I eat. I am beyond frustrated. When I do finally fall asleep I get only two hours at most. The second dose gives me 2 hours, and then I cannot get back to sleep. The dosage was increased, and no change. Did anyone have this problem at first, and should I stay with it?
Hello haley4540, & welcome to the site. I have listed below in blue the information about zyrem. Just click on it & read entirely. It does say that you should be taking a second dose I believe it said 2 hours after the first one. Is this how it is prescribed? If not, please consult your doctor before trying this. I am not a doctor nor have I tried this for sleep. I wish you the best...
Hello haley. To add on to what Mary has already mentioned, I would stick it out for awhile longer. If after a few more nights of the same pattern of sleep, then I might try either another increase, or yet another sleeping drug/hypnotic. regards pledge
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