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Also known as: Belsomra

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "This medication doesn’t do anything for me."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 15, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Gave me the most painful migraines. Will never take this again."

   
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C (taken for less than 1 month) July 10, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I had gallbladder surgery about a month ago and haven’t been able to sleep since. I tried the Belsomra and it made me sleep a good 9 hours but the next day I felt sleepy all day. Not for me!"

   
5.0

Rog July 7, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I am in need of something to make me sleepy. I can stay asleep fine, it is just getting there that is a problem. This did not help."

   
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snowy (taken for less than 1 month) July 5, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Those of you giving up too soon are doing yourselves a grave disservice. It took 5 days until this drug started to work for me at a 30mg dose. On the fifth night it was only 4 hours and I felt kinda un-motivated during the day and with a headache. The next night it was 5 and a half hours and same unpleasant side-affects. The night after that it got all the way to 7 hours but still the same side-affects. However from that night on-wards I got a solid 7 to 8 hours sleep every night and finally no more side-affects. The headache lifted and I got my motivation back too. I just wish I could take a normal 20mg dose but that just does not work for me. With 30mg, I am yet to develop a tolerance after 48 days of use thank god. In Australia, get it from Chemist Warehouse as its only 58 dollars for the 20mg 30 days supply. Those of you getting the sleep paralysis, try no sweets after dark."

   
9.0

Crazy Mole (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I have had diagnosed chronic Insomnia for about 2 years. I had trouble falling asleep; sometimes to the point where I would be awake for 3 full days and 2 full nights and would end up so exhausted that I’d get delirious and physically sick. I would also constantly have broken sleep, and would be up and down all night. In the past 2 years I have tried Endep, Valium, Temazepam, Nitrazepam, Mirtazapine, Stillnox, Seroquil, Catapress, and various herbal remedies as well as antihistamines. All of those medications would either not work at all, or would only work for a night or two. Belsomra has worked for me almost immediately. I start to feel drowsy around 30-40 minutes after taking it and fall asleep quickly once I am in bed. I usually don’t wake up during the night but if I do, I have been going back into a deep sleep quickly and easily. I also feel refreshed and energetic when I get up of the morning, so there has been no “hangover” drowsiness the following day."

   
8.0

Peccadilloes July 2, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I sometimes forget to sleep, sometimes I realise I've been awake for 2 or 3 days. My body suffers, particularly my eyes - they sort of gum up and I look stoned - although, I do not do any drugs or drink any alcohol. I took Belsomra, and got distracted several times, as I often do - reading late into the night. I noticed an hour or so later that my memories had become more vivid. I'd close my eyes and be transported - very cool stuff. I eventually decided to go sleep around 4am, excited by this side affect. The most lucid dreams I'd ever had. I slept until my alarm went off at 8.30am (I live at work, so my turn-around-time is minimal). I awoke in the best mood. I do, however, see how this medication could be negative. If I had evoked negativity by reading something terrible or watching horror - then I feel I may have awoken differently. That was my first time trying Belsomra (I had a free sample) I will get a script tomorrow."

   
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Devvy June 27, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I have had insomnia for years and years. After about 1 hour I was able to sleep on Belsomra. The problem I had with it was waking every hour. It would be suddenly as if someone was waking me from a deep sleep."

   
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girlie (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Just plain does not work as a sleep aid ,very expensive as well"

   
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Gary (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I’ve been on sleeping pills for 20 years. I like this drug, but the downside is it doesn’t knock me out. However, when I fall asleep I stay asleep. If I happened to get up in the middle of the night, I can go right back to sleep. "

   
5.0

Anonymous June 23, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "The best nights of sleep I have had in all the years after losing my son. Was on ambien 8 years and would get about 4 hours a night doctor changed to Belsomra at 10mg and I have slept for seven hours a night it has been a miracle and I have no side effects or groggy in the morning only thing it is expensive but I am trying along with doctor to get a lower price from manufacture. I guess it effects everyone different after reading reviews but it has been a life saver for me. I am also not tired during day and not addictive like ambien."

   
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Wally June 11, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Took belsomra which didn't work. Instead it brought on panic attacks. Wow not good for me"

Suz June 7, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I am an attorney under a lot of stress and have difficulty sleeping. My primary care physician stopped prescribing all my medications (including seizure). I was referred to a new neurologist and he prescribed belsomra at 5mg. After 5 days of getting less than 4 hours sleep and he said to stay with the dosage for one month. This is unacceptable to me. I find this is not a good sleeping aid all."

   
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JHS (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "If there was a way to give negative stars I would. Where do I start? My insurance company required a pre-auth. It took my docs office awhile to fulfil the request, which I already anticipated. Then I get the call from the doc that the pharmacy has it! I'm like, YES! I can sleep. Well, the pharmacy says it's on order. Ugh, fine. I wait another day. Get it and that night took the pill and waited for it to work its magic. Problem is that it never worked any magic. All it did was keep me WIDE awake for hours. It was stupid expensive. Just don't try this stuff--it's a waste of money."

   
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Momma416 (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "This is the worst med I've taken for my sleep problems (Insomnia). It has not helped at all. I did the 9 days and then my Psych prescribed me the 30 day supply. I've taken 20 mg Belsomra at night and nothing."

   
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Jay (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 28, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Trying this drug for one night was one of the scariest experiences ever and I feel thankful to be alive today. I had extreme hallucinations and did not sleep. I was trying to operate my phone and I couldn’t. I was alone, and was thinking of calling 911, but I couldn’t manage to operate my iPhone! I have had severe chronic insomnia for 10 years, and I’ve been taking eszopiclone (Lunesta) every night for all of that time. Eszopiclone doesn’t always work fantastically for me and I decided to give Belsomra a try for a night. Now I’m feeling thankful that eszopiclone works so well after the horrible experience of trying Belsomra."

Lillian (taken for less than 1 month) May 27, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Have suffered from insomnia on and off for 20 years. Currently average 4 hours of sleep at night. I am currently RXd 3mg of Klonopin, so 1mg at night as well. My psychiatrist RXd 20mg Belsomra. My insurance doesn't cover it, so it was $330 for 30 tablets - insane. So I did the 'free trial' offered by Merck. I took my first tablet last night, 20mg Belsomra (and 1mg Klonopin) at 9:45pm. I was shocked that it started working so quickly - within 10 minutes I started feeling the effects. I felt a heaviness in my body, and a weird 'out of it' feeling. After 45mins or so, I was out of it. It was unpleasant and stronger than the Z drugs. I did fall asleep much quicker than usual, and slept through the night. Upon awakening I was groggy. So, im giving it a 5 out of 10, as it did put me to sleep and keep me asleep; however, the side effects were borderline intolerable - and it's expensive. Be aware that the physical effects are especially potent."

   
5.0

ASB May 26, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I am being forced to change from Ambien to Belsomra, as My Doctor will no longer prescribe Ambien after 10 years . I am scared to death of going to bed tonight. I am not able to take medications such as Tylonal PM or Nyquil because they give me night terrors , I also have tried Lunista and it was horrible. I hope this stuff works."

   
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page han May 25, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I was taking Belsomera for one month from January to February 2018 and I suffered 2 seizures with in 8 days. I don't recommend this medication at all. I am 70 years old and a male. I think the seizure risk should be listed on the side effects."

   
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Barneyg4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 24, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Good, experience for me first night with Belsomra. We all know that the drugs effect us all differently. I just hate the we sufferers have to just try a new Med before we know how it will effect us. The reviews can be terrifying to super encouraging... I have super bad bouts with insomnia. ZERO sleep for more nights in a row than I care to recall. It just doesn't even seem real. I have limited success with the Benzos at high dosage, but the side effects, namely the depression is just unbearable the next day. Same thing with Ambien. I am so encouraged by the Belsomra last night, as it seemed like I was running out of options. I got samples for 20 mg, but I am leery of the drugs nowadays, so I cut it in half (along with 25 mg of Benadryl about 1/2 hour earlier). I wanted to see if I tolerated it before going to 20 mg if necessary. Seemed to lull me to sleep and keep me there. I woke up once during the night. Honestly, the best night sleep I've had in a couple months. Really thankful."

   
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kcocilo May 22, 2018

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For Insomnia: "I have had chronic insomnia for many years now and the only medication that worked for me was Zyprexa ( Olanzapine) which just made me feel like a bit of a zombie. I had no love for anything. Worried about the long term side effects of the drug ( memory loss) my doctor switched me to Suvorexant and it is really working for me so far. I do have absolutely wonderful dreams on it too when previously I would hardly dream at all. The only bad thing about the drug is I do feel lethargic the next day and a bit agitated but I am hoping they are just short term effects. With a combination of Pritiq, avanza and suvorexant, I am getting about 8 hours sleep a night so very happy."

   
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Ryan Hayward (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I’m writing this from my hospital bed. Yesterday taking my daughter to the doctor I collapsed at the office. Out for about 5 minutes. Don’t remember much of ambulance ride to hospital. I had slurred speech. Couldn’t move arms or legs. Thought I had a stroke. Blood test came back positive for barbiturates. Belsomra is the only thing new in my system and after reading this happened to someone else it’s safe to say I will never take it again. Husband flushed it down the toilet. I collapsed in front of my 17 year old daughter and scared her and hate that this happened."

   
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Tina (taken for less than 1 month) May 17, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Took 20mg at 9:00pm. Now 11:30pm and feel no effects at all. Stomach a bit queasy. Glad these were samples. Am running out of things to try. I need sleep,"

   
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Alhud (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Didn't work at all..worst of money"

   
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Shaki May 6, 2018

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I had a dreadful experience with this drug. It helped me fall asleep but the weak legs is the wrong term for it. My legs got wobbly and I would collapse. This is not dizzy standing up. I fell to the ground. I could not even move enough to crawl to my phone to call 911. This lasted for hours. I was taken by ambulance. Drs were concerned that I had a stroke. Symptoms were similar. I could barely talk. Words came out slurred. I couldn’t focus my eyes. Dr Said it was the med. Oh, that was the second visit. They kept me overnight to monitor me. Second visit was way worse. I had already stopped the med day before. I know this drug will work for some people, but I recommend having someone there that can monitor you. If you have same reaction unless they can physically can carry you, you would have to call ambulance. You will be dead weight"

   
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Ebag (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2018

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