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User Reviews for Temazepam

Also known as: Restoril

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Temazepam Rating Summary

6.8/10 Average Rating

272 Ratings with 229 User Reviews

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Reviews for Temazepam to treat Insomnia

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"Took this twice about 5 days apart. The first time I was awake all night. The second time I was awake but also thought I could jump out of my skin. It would be like restless leg (which I don't have) except it's your whole body. Scary drug ! Called my Doctor & told them to put it on my chart as allergy."

   
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1Cate (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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"I take 30mg and get 4-5 hours of sleep. I find it puts me to sleep within the hour (usually 30 minutes). I sleep through the night taking it this way. Don't notice any side effects either. It seems to help with my anxiety too. It's not Xanax but it helps."

   
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justmelilb April 19, 2017

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Restoril (temazepam): "I took this medicine for the first time last night I had been using Seroquel but I had so many side effects that I had to stop using it. Although it was the first night I used it I could only sleep for two hours at a time after waking up several times I am finally wide-awake at 3:20 in the morning I ended up taking klonapin because I have a very busy day at work and I need my sleep I was on 15 mg of restoril. I will call my doctor this morning and see if she determines I need a higher dose"

   
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Risam (taken for less than 1 month) April 13, 2017

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"I have narcolepsy, so I have periods where I sleep for days without being able to wake up and periods of severe insomnia. I've used various meds for the insomnia, most don't work or stop working in 3-4 months. I've been taking 30mg temazepam for a year and it is just starting to be less effective. It kicks in quickly. I will wake up to go to the bathroom after about 4-5 hours (sleeping that long at once is VERY unusual for me!), but can get back to sleep easily. It also doesn't leave me dopey, make me talk in my sleep or give me funky dreams. The Dr will cycle me to something else soon, but I really hope to come back to temazepam because it is by far the best I've used."

   
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Nyssareen (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 7, 2017

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"Insomnia for years. Prescibed temazepam out of desperation. Told to start at 7.5 mg first week. Then take 15mg second if wasn't affective first week. Told that it night take up to a week for it to work. Took 7.5 first night. Got 2 hrs sleep and during work, later that day felt weird. I already was going crazy from lack of sleep. Could not take another chance feeling that way at work from temazepam. I was given trazodone 8 month's earlier 50mg from doctor; I never used it. Was afraid I'd be groggy. Did some research online, decided , out of desperation to try 50mg trazodone, with 7.5 temazepam, finally got some sleep, not 8 hrs but enough. I doubt this is recommended,I probably shouldn't take it together. Anyway taking combo 1, 2x a week. Don't want to become physically addicted. At least I get a few days of sleep. "

   
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Yello April 5, 2017

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"I developed chronic insomnia after a stressful life experience in 2006. I asked my general practitioner to prescribe Temazapam (Normisom) on the advice of a friend who had used it, and it is a godsend! I took it every night for 5 years, and found it non addictive, worked consistently, and I did not experience any side effects except for a little drowsiness next day sometimes. I was able to give up taking it every night when my stress levels and sleep improved, but recently I have had to start using it regularly again (I take half a tablet) every night; I just wish 1 tablet would deliver a solid 8 hours sleep instead of 5-6. My only concern is that I have heard (anecdotally) that it may contribute to dementia in some people."

   
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SandyKatz (taken for 10 years or more) March 27, 2017

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"I had basically not slept for like 5 years. I'd been prescribed numerous meds that didn't work. Finally, my psychiatrist prescribed Restperil and it has worked wonders. I finally have my life back and can function during the day. I only wish I'd found it sooner. The 30mg works wonderful for me. I feel great in the mornings and I don't feel drugged out. I haven't noticed any side effects whatsoever."

   
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Anonymous February 14, 2017

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"I have been taking temazpam for 7 years I take 40 to 60mg a day I want to stop taking them but I'm scared of the side affects"

   
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Tanyatee16 February 9, 2017

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Restoril (temazepam): "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."

   
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ducky69 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 18, 2017

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Restoril (temazepam): "Worked for me and I can NEVER sleep. Only downfall is it takes so long to kick in. Woke up 7 hours later feeling fine."

   
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Sleepless in MI83 (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2017

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"Very effective.6-8 hours uninterrupted sleep"

   
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Insomniac 1 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 9, 2017

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"Totally ineffective. Only giving it a 2 because of the lack of side effects, otherwise i'd give it a 1."

   
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Spazoman January 6, 2017

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"I have been taking Temazepam 30mg nightly for about 7 years. The results have been very good for sleep but I also have a side benefit, the Temazepam also mask my pain from severe neuropathy. I decided to stop taking the drug and did for over 3 weeks with no withdraw issues but the neuropathy came back with a vengeance so I've started using it again."

   
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Riloky December 20, 2016

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Restoril (temazepam): "As a chronic insomniac I have trouble not only getting to sleep but staying asleep. Temazepam works wonderfully: 7-8 hours of blissful sleep. There are no side-effects that I have noticed."

   
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Irate computer user (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 18, 2016

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"I've tried all other drugs and prescription drugs..Temazapam hands down 30 mgs. However I have a high tolerance to these sleep aids"

   
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Uncle D December 16, 2016

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"I took Temazepam 15 MG for over a month with no results. I combined it with zzzquill about halfway through the month which still didn't help. I've now upped my dose to 30 mg per night combined with zzzquill for the last two weeks and it's still not getting me to sleep. Once I finally fall asleep, which can take hours, I still wake up several times throughout the night."

   
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LexiLemur December 12, 2016

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"I received 15mg for the very first time ever, took one dose at 7:30pm and it is 11pm and still wide awake, been getting 2 hours of sleep a night and this didn't help, so disappointed."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 10, 2016

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"My first dose I stayed up all night got sleepy the next day. I like my Ambien better. I take it on weekends when im not working.when it does put me to sleep it takes half the night."

Katherine T November 22, 2016

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Restoril (temazepam): "Restiril for sleep"

   
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skdmark (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 15, 2016

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"My doctor prescribed me 10mg temazapam to help with my sleep. I have been taking Mirtazapine for just over a year which helps with my depression, anxiety, sleep and eating. I recently upped my dose of mirtz to 45mg but noticed the effects were not as good (sleeping and eating non existent again!). I have now gone back down to 30mg of mirtz and have 14days worth of Temazapam. The first time I was previously prescribed temazapam it worked absolute wonders for my sleep! Last night I took my first one from this prescription and I slept amazingly. No grogginess the next day and even boosts my appetite. This medication REALLY needs to be taken at bedtime, if you want to be asleep by 10pm take your medication at 9:30. :)"

   
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Linz0rzz November 15, 2016

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Restoril (temazepam): "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."

   
9.0

ggorgeousgabb November 14, 2016

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Restoril (temazepam): "30 milligrams worked like a charm for three months in addition to medicine I take for depression bipolar and anxiety all mixed together I slept however I needed to up my dose of 60 milligrams forward to continue to work which it also did like a charm for 3 more months that is 6 months I'm sleeping after 2 years of extreme insomnia which had basically destroyed my life I am up and running however...... I had a doctor's appointment today because I have been getting restless sleep I wanted to go to 30 milligrams Restoril and 10 milligrams of Valium as this has worked in the past however my doctor was not there and I am scared that I may not sleep so well or take extra medicine to sleep that's my experience"

   
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whatsupsky November 2, 2016

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"Last night I took it for the first time. For several years now I have had extreme difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep and sleeping for any length of time. The drug worked amazingly. I went to sleep within 30 minutes and slept for 6 straight hours. Years have passed since I did that. I awakened before alarm clock refreshed and no "hangover" effect from taking the drug."

   
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TMD Sleep Disorder October 26, 2016

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Restoril (temazepam): "Great medication!"

   
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Amanda L Dupree (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 13, 2016

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"My dr. prescribed these after my father whom I had taken care of for years, died. My drug addict 30 yr. old son moved in, and I was not sleeping for days. They worked wonderful! I have been taking them for a year now. a 30 day supply last me 90+ days. I only take them if I feel I am not going to be able to sleep. My son has since moved out, but now, my husband is bed ridden, and it is me who works 40+ hrs. a week, and does everything, that has to take care of him! My dr. retired, and my new Dr. refuses to give me any type of sleeping pills. He actually told me to take benadryl! unbelievable.....tell me to take a different one instead of something I insist I need.??? should I shop for another dr? I just may."

   
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freefallPA September 28, 2016

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