BELSOMRA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Insomnia “I suffer from Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and I have problems sleeping. I will get a 3 solid hours a night. I have been on multiple medications with no such luck of getting any rest/sleep. I am tired all day but can not relax and night time is the worst as I can not shut my brain down. My primary prescribed Belsomra. I took it and after 3 hours I was wide awake . I could not even fall back to sleep. I am waiting on a PA but I know I will not waste the money to get it. Glad the pharmacy had a free trial coupon to use. I am back to no sleeping.”

Angel M (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2018

For Insomnia “I had a horrible experience with this drug.Unfortunately the side effects did not start immediately, so I purchased it after using the samples.I got severe, almost migraine strength headaches.And it did not work. I couldn’t fall asleep for hours after I took it.And, I felt weird the next day..almost like I was high.It took me several days to figure out that it was the Belsomra that was doing this to me.It is hyper expensive. I paid $375 for it. Even though I did not even open the bag that the pills came in, Walgreens will not refund my money.I only bought it 2 weeks ago. I am going to seriously consider using another pharmacy too. I have been with Walgreens for many years since they opened here.I am a senior on a fixed income and can ill afford to be out this kind of money. I was just trying to get off Ambien.If anyone knows how I can get my money back, please let me know.”

SuSu March 9, 2018

For Insomnia “After taking Ambien for years I thought it was time to try something new so I decided to try this after my doctor offered me free samples let me just say it was horrible I was able to try it for 3 Days every morning I woke up with a pounding headache I still have trouble going to sleep I still have trouble staying asleep it was a really bad experience….. I would not recommend this to anybody. Over the counter sleeping aid help me sleep better than belsomra make did. And I didn’t wake up the headache with those. And when I say a headache I don’t mean just a little headache I mean pounding I could hear it in my ears every time I will take a step head would just feel like it was going to explode. Horrible horrible sleeping aid!”

Tabitha (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2018

For Insomnia “Doctor started me on 10 mg. I didn’t feel it was super effective. Asked for 15 mg for this month. Mistake! Dizzy and headaches during the day, congestion, had an asthma attack and I don’t have asthma. Extreme dry mouth and bad mood, (not my norm.) Tonight, itchiness and insomnia. Have also had restless legs and bladder inflammation. Going back to Zolpiderm tomorrow. At least I could sleep til 3. I went to bed at 10, took med. Now 12:33 and wide awake and itchy. Do not take this to sleep. It is rubbish.”

JaneyT#wantszzzzz (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2018

For Insomnia “If I could give it a zero rating, I would. My doctor prescribed this to me on Thursday and it is now Wednesday with only one night of full sleep and I am sure that was from pure exhaustion. Insurance does not pay for this medication as it does not work!”

Jeri Kay (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

For Insomnia “My doctor gave me a sample so I tried it. I’ve had insomnia for years. Tried so many things for sleep that didn’t work. Took the sample tablets two 20 mg tablets in two consecutive nights. Worked great. So called the office and told them they work great and had a prescription called in to my pharmacy. They do make me fall to sleep faster so now I sleep 5 hours instead of 3. Guess that’s better than none. But once I wake up to go to the bathroom I have a hard time going back to sleep! The next day I either have a horrendous headache or am extremely tired all day. Don’t like either side effect or expense of Belsomra now that I’m on Medicare-they don’t pay for it! So back to not sleeping again. If only I could sleep at night it would be so nice. I don’t know what it is like to sleep through the night any more. This really sucks!”

Sur (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 26, 2018

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