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User Reviews for Temazepam

Also known as: Restoril

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Insomnia  
6.5
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Reviews for Temazepam

jungle sleepless · Taken for 10 years or more January 16, 2020

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “I have been on a high dose of temazapam (30mg or more) now for well over 40 years. I can stop for a few days without any side effects. I have never slept for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time since I was very young. Until I was prescribed temazapam my life was miserable. Since then I am able to live an almost normal life. I dread ever hearing that this medicine was not going to be available any more. All the other new meds they develop are absolutely horrible. thank god for temazapam.”

10 / 10
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Felecia · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 17, 2020

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “These restoril initially worked wonders for me. The third time I filled a prescription, I think they were some placebos in the pack. LOL. Seriously, some worked just fine and others were like taking water. Anyway, I love this medication! It gives me at least a solid 8+ hours of sleep. I started taking it after dealing with stress from school and it helped me a lot. I’m only able to get so many at a time so I enjoy taking one on days where I really need rest. The only side effect I have is a strange one: it makes me online shop minutes before I pass out. This has happened at least 3 times. All of a sudden, I’m getting seaweed chips delivered to my house from Amazon. Totally gross by the way. I also got super “excited” around my ex. But, I understand why that happened. LOL.”

9 / 10
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Nurse October 1, 2020

For Insomnia: “PATIENTS PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL TEMAZEPAM IS CREATED EQUAL. They won't tell you that but it's true. **So unless you specify what dose and *who* makes the specific brand you took** - it's hard to for people to truly compare their experience to yours. Mylan hands down had the best but it's been out of stock for some time. Hopefully they will get their line back up. Please let people know dose you're taking & **what brand it is** - So people can see which brand seems to work better. Get Mylan brand if you can. Sincerely - Retired Insomniac Night Shift Nurse”

8 / 10
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fn January 21, 2014

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “This is the best sleeping pill I've ever tried. 30 years now, and still no tolerance issues. I wake up refreshed, no hangover, unlike all the other sleeping pills, as temazepam is very mild, yet it keeps you asleep. I take 15 or 30 mg, depending how I feel. I have tried Halcion and Dalmane, which weren't very effective. I also tried Ambien in the mid 90s and had horrible sleepwalking episodes. This has never happened with Restoril.”

10 / 10
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JJ · Taken for less than 1 month July 28, 2020

For Insomnia: “I have Bipolar I along with other diagnoses and what seemed to be medication resistant insomnia. In the past, I’ve been prescribed trazadone, ambien, seroquel, klonopin, lunesta, Ativan, Valium, and hydroxazine. I’ve tried zzzquil, melatonin and the likes. Nothing. No sleep whatsoever..and sometimes a headache. I’d given up caffeine completely for fear it was contributing and seen a sleep specialist. I found Restoril online and suggested it to my psychiatrist. 9 hours of sleep! No grogginess, cool dreams, and a huge relief. I would absolutely suggest trying it if, like me, you have tried many on the market and aren’t responsive.”

10 / 10
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ducky69 · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 18, 2017

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “Started taking Temazepam when my parents were sick. I have had chronic insomnia for 20 years before resorting to asking the doctor for some help, as I was taking extremely high doses of Gravol/Dramamine and was lucky to fall asleep at 5 am only to have to get up at 6 am. Started with some blue pill that left a horrible aftertaste, then Ativan but that didn't work. Finally started with Temazepam at night. Take it a couple hours before bed, and then fall asleep almost as soon as my head hits the pillow. I will never come off this drug, I couldn't possibly return to crippling insomnia.”

10 / 10
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Jeff5987 August 12, 2016

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “The people who are rating this medication lower than an 8 aren't taking it properly. This is an amazing medication when taken properly. You really have to take this medication AT YOUR BEDTIME. You cannot take it and then expect to get a good nights sleep while watching tv, going through Facebook on your phone for 2 hours or any other activity like that, you need to take it literally right before you plan to go to bed. Temazepam 22.5mg has worked wonders for my insomnia it has helped me to regain a good nights sleep which I was no longer experiencing anymore.”

10 / 10
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BostonGurl April 24, 2013

For Insomnia: “I wish I could write a letter to the creator of this magical pill. I have SUFFERED for almost 20 years with debilitating insomnia and anxiety related to constant sleep deprivation. I feared bedtime and would get so frustrated I would lay awake weeping over it. I averaged 2-4 hours of broken sleep a night. I was given every medicine under the sun. I saw neurologists, had sleep studies. Doctor after doctor and the fight went on. Finally one NP prescribed me temazepam 30mg and it has literally changed my life. I've been on it for 8 years and I sleep 6-8 hours a night and feel great the next day. The first week or 2 you may have a slight hangover the next day but that subsides quickly. Hope this helps someone.”

10 / 10
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RW · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 30, 2020

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “I have chronic long term sleep issues and 30mg Restoril (temazepam) works great. I fall asleep quickly & don’t have that groggy feeling in the morning. I’m able to quickly get back to sleep if I wake up. IF I get the generic (temazepam) - I never know if it will or won’t work. The brand our local Walgreens carries does nothing at all for me. Also the pharmacies here told me they have no control over which generic brand they get when they order. So yes the pills can be different from month to month! I have found there are too many different manufacturers of sub standard generics-few of which have the same ingredients as the name brand Restoril. If you want to know how well something works you need to try the “Original”and check the ingredients so if you get a generic you can compare them, not all are equal-quality does matter! I had to appeal my prior authorization denial and I was able to get the name brand-so happy I now have a medication that works consistently!”

9 / 10
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USCG41 · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 23, 2019

For Insomnia: “The 30 mg dose of Temazepam taken an hour BEFORE bedtime - NOT “At bedtime” is truly a wonder drug. ONE PILL A DAY allows me to sleep 8-9 hours and wake up refreshed with no “Hangover sort of a feeling.” The drug gets a bad rap, because people abuse it or take it with Opiates or Ethanol, but of course I’m never gonna do those things. No side effects seen after daily use for eight years. Like I said, this is a wonder drug. The 15 Mg. Dose may not allow you to sleep all the way through the night, but the 30Mg. dose will.”

10 / 10
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DLJ_45 December 21, 2018

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “Restoril has been a Godsend for me. I have suffered insomnia since age 13 and increased dramatically from physical and emotional abuse from my ex-husband. I am so thankful this medicine exists, because believe me, it has been a godsend to me. Yes, it has its side backs and risks of dependency. But what is better? No sleep and extreme anxiety for days on end, or being able to actually function? I will take the latter. I wish you all, who are suffering similar situations, the very best and we all support you in your decisions.”

8 / 10
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amanita · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 13, 2019

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “Restoril is the best sleep med I've ever taken. Going into my third year. Just because this med didn't work for one person, doesn't mean anything. We all react differently to different drugs. As for Temazepam? For me? I love it.”

10 / 10
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PersonHuman June 1, 2021

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “Restoril, along with every other anything meant to make you tired has never worked on me in the slightest, my insomnia rarely but does keep me up as long as even 6 days at a time, it's pure living nightmare, however marijuana helps me a lot in every aspect of my life, and has less side effects then medication would have”

1 / 10
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affina · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2020

For Insomnia: “Today my first night taking temazepam. Took one, nothing, took 2nd one in, maybe, half hour. Made me a little loopy but definitely not sleepy. Finally fell asleep ( I guess on my own ). Now its 3:18 am and I'm fully awake, not to mention I was waking up all night. Drug failed to do its job 100 %.”

1 / 10
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Gravester February 4, 2016

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “Tried ambien, Ativan ...then dr prescribed restoril. Scared at first to take it. On it over a year now, works just fine. Helps me sleep through hot flashes, Graves Disease symptoms, husbands snoring even. I take with 5 mg melatonin on EMPTY stomach, at least 2 hours after any food or it doesn't work. It's been such a relief for me to get my sleep.”

10 / 10
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Diyguy · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 25, 2019

For Insomnia: “First of all no drug is the same for everyone. Tamazapam has zero side effects for me. 100 percent benefit. Also subdues the ringing in my ears. I'm careful to not build tolerance. Sometimes I go without it to be sure. I wish there was a permanent answer to insomnia. Poor sleep causes my day to be depressed , increased arthritic pain, dark thoughts. It's like Jekyll and Hyde. What's more frustrating is that Doctors can't relate to these things and treat you with suspicion and contempt. There should be med school teachers who have 20 years at hard blue collar work experience.”

10 / 10
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Pooch February 18, 2020

For Insomnia: “Began taking Temazapam when on chemo 20 yrs ago, simply get sleepy, go to sleep & have a restful 6 to 8 hr. nights sleep with NO hangover! Am also a domestic abuse suvivor & it stopped the nightmares. ”

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Markesha · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 14, 2013

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “Restoril really helped me sleep. Sleeplessness was the cause of fibromyalgia for me and my rheumatologist prescribed it and I was able to sleep and deal with physical pain. What he did not tell me at all was the potential dangers of it. DO NOT drink and take it. You could die because it can cause your respiratory system to shut down. If you have taken it a long time, DO NOT wean yourself off abruptly. You could have seizures. I am being slowly weaned off of it by a doctor who is alternating dosages from 15 mg. to 30 mg. per night. I plan on giving myself plenty of time to get off of it. Be careful which medicines you use with it such as anti-inflammatories. They can increase the effects of the medicine without your expecting it.”

8 / 10
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Praying4relief March 25, 2020

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “1st night on 15mg. Took at 9:30pm hoping to have been sleeping by 10:00pm. It's now 12:45am and still wide awake. My Dr. Said it was to be used sparingly 2-3 nights a week. Guess it only works for some people.”

1 / 10
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ggorgeousgabb November 14, 2016

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “I typically take 30MG and it gets to work in about 2hrs and once I'm asleep I might wake up but it's easy-to-use go back to sleep. When I take it I feel like a receive a well rested 4 to 6 hrs of sleep. I wake up not at all drowsy. But refreshed and ready to take on the world.”

9 / 10
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Best insomnia aid I've found s · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 30, 2015

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “The 15 mg did nothing for me. Doc increased it to 30. I take on an empty stomach because that's the only way it hits me. Yes there are vivid dreams but after 43 years of never feeling I got to the dream stage I love the dreams! I've been on ambien. Another good one but only lasts a couple hours. This should keep you sleeping all night. I do notice a little irrability first thing in a.am but within an hour I'm fine. I've also been on sonata, Lunesta and belsomra that did nothing for me. This drug won't knock you out. You just feel that heavy eyes feeling. High recommend!”

8 / 10
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slumber 52 · Taken for less than 1 month December 25, 2013

Restoril (temazepam) for Insomnia: “For months been having severe insomnia. Waking 3 or 4 times during the night, never getting more than 4 hours of sleep. Twice in the span of a week and a half no sleep at all. Always feeling tired but not drowsy. I was given prescription for 10.-15mg of Restoril by an ER doctor. Took half a dose one afternoon and slept for 3 hours. Took the other half that early evening and knocked out after 20 minutes and slept for 6 hours. No side effects. Feeling better. ”

9 / 10
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Mask · Taken for 10 years or more January 29, 2020

For Insomnia: “I am a 74 y/o female. I suffer from RA, and bilateral neuropathy. I could never sleep for more than an hour or two without waking. I started Temazepam 30mgs about 15 yrs ago. It was a life changer. I now sleep for 7-8 hrs per night. I have no residual effects. I wake up refreshed and able to cope better with RA pain. I have a constant battle with Insurance co. They now only have 15mgs on their formulary. They will not approve 30/30mgs per month, but they do approve 60/15mgs. Thank goodness, though I would pay in full if necessary. My life literally depends on it...”

10 / 10
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Jacqui · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 29, 2020

For Insomnia: “Been on 30 mg temazapam for almost a year now. Best rest on it. I've been on several medications in the past 20 years that didn't help me sleep well. Only to eat at night or stay awake like a zombie, or be sluggish the following day. However if I don't have it I can't sleep at all now.”

10 / 10
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D · Taken for less than 1 month June 10, 2020

For Insomnia: “I took temazepam 10mg for the first time last night. Don’t recommend at all. Didn’t make me feel sleepy in fact I felt more awake. Just felt a bit out of it if anything which really didn’t help. Only fell asleep about 4 hours after taking it for about 2 hours only...feel sick today. Won’t take it again.”

1 / 10
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