User Reviews for Dalmane
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Reviews for Dalmane to treat Insomnia
"CORE Med for sleep: This combo works for me & I've tried everything!!! Dalmane (30 mg), Gabapentin (600 mg) & 15 mg Remeron (VERY careful re: Weight Gain Side Effect, gained 20 lbs in short order), dramatically increases your appetite for Carbs & Sugars & overall appetite (what they don't tell you is that they give this to patients in the hospital who won't eat to increase their appetite). ***Dalmane can cause next day drowsiness but it disappears after a week or two."
ehmwww (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 9, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
"Yes - dalmane is very effective at putting and keeping you asleep. I was prescribed it for four years before the dangers were known. By blocking neuron transmissions, mine were not communicating next day. I had a career that required thought, concentration and problem solving. I no longer could do any of that. My professional, domestic social and economic life fell apart insidiously over that time. I became agoraphobic and withdrawn, dependent on others who told me what to do. Recovery of my own mind took well over five years, many of them in a spin. I had been made very very ill indeed"
Barry the Eskimo (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 23, 2016
8 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken Dalmane 15 mg. since I had breast cancer in 2008. Worked great getting to sleep and staying asleep. I continued using it since I had several surgeries in the past years. This year I wanted to stop taking it. I didn't know after 4-5 weeks you are hooked on them, they are that addictive.It took me almost 3 months to ween myself off them with my doctors help. Dropping the dose and using Benadryl on that night until I wasn't using them anymore. I would try another med. if I never they were do had to stop."
basell May 17, 2015
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken Dalmane 15 mg. since I had breast cancer in 2008.Worked great getting to sleep and staying asleep. I continued using it since I had several surgeries in the past years. This year I wanted to stop taking it. I didn't know after 4-5 weeks you are tooked on them, they are that addictive.It took me almost 3 months to ween myself off them with my doctors help. Dropping a night use every two weeks and using Benadryl on that night until I wasn't using them anymore. I would try another med. if I never they were do had to stop."
basell May 17, 2015
7 users found this comment helpful.
"I have only been on Dalmane for a few days, actually only have needed to take it like three times (not in a row) because it is so powerful that Im actually tired in the morning, but a good kind of tired.... Restoril I would wake up between 3-4am wide awake like I slept for 15 hours when it had only been 4 hours! I like the fact that I do not need to take it everyday which is an added benefit for me! and I agree with the previous posts, it does give me a calmer effect in the mornings. I actually SLEEP throughout the whole night, and I do not have a "blackout" effect that I have with other sleep rx's where I do not remember what happened during the night if I did anything.... not my thing!!! I had no idea it was an old medication."
energized November 4, 2013
50 users found this comment helpful.
"Dalmane is a good medicine for insomnia because it works quickly and lasts a long time. Due to its long half life, it also gives anxiety relief for the next day. I also notice I can go to bed easier the next night without taking another dose. It does leave a metallic taste in the mouth and can build a tolerance but as long as you are careful, it can give restorative sleep. Also, because it is so old, this medicine is cheap for those of us paying with cash. I wouldn't recommend it long-term because of the consequences involved with long-term benzodiazepine use, but this is a sleeping pill that current manufacturers can't match."
ssrtum July 29, 2013
53 users found this comment helpful.
"With all benzodiazepines you tend to build a tolerance which is why it is only recommended for short term insomnia treatment or to be taken as needed. I do have to say that when used as needed this medicine hit me like a mac truck and I would sleep 8 hours plus. My anxiety and insomnia both much improved. No hallucinations or late night grazing like with those so called "non-addictive" "non-narcotic" sleep aids. Word of advice. Make sure you take if you can sleep for at least 8 hours and set multiple alarms."
Anonymous December 31, 2011
61 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm a 30 year old male. I suffer from idiopathic, primary insomnia. Before Dalmane, I was a wreck. I could maybe seek out 2 or 3 hours of restless sleep per night. Awful. My doctor had had me on everything from Klonopin to Valium, and ALL the tricyclic antidepressants. We even tried some older drugs like Miltown, and Seconal. I've tried 30 prescription sleep aids over the years. Lunesta worked quite well, but only at 12mg, four times the recommended dose! Needless to say, that would break the bank. Then we tried Dalmane. I have been taking 30mg to 60mg, an hour before bedtime for the last 5 years (combined recently) with 22.5mg of Remeron. I sleep 8-9 hours every night, without fail! Any hangover is minor and actually gives me a welcome sense of calm. It's CHEAP, too!"
"Roger" April 18, 2010
101 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a hysterectomy and was suffering from no sleep at all. My doctor gave me Ambien and it did work for the first few nights then sleepless nights returned. A few days ago he gave me Dalmane and I couldn't be happier. I am sleeping all night now. However, I do have a slight headache in the morning."
Anonymous April 14, 2010
61 users found this comment helpful.
"This medication helped me sleep a full night. It works about the same as Restoril, but maybe with a little more morning hang-over."
rhollusstar October 5, 2009
51 users found this comment helpful.
"I had chronic insomnia and the Doctor tried Ambien, Lunesta, and some other hypnotic which the name escapes me right now. Those drugs (for me anyway) are worthless. I would get up in morning and find a mess in kitchen, (I live alone) and no memory of fixing food. Furthermore, began having terrible dreams/nightmares. So Doctor tried me on Dalmane, he said it has been on market for many years. It worked great. No 'hangover'. Slept 6 hours straight for first time in months."
ruf May 16, 2009
123 users found this comment helpful.
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