LUNESTA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Insomnia “”STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS MEDICATION!!!! It is a joke, I cant even go into details on how much I HATE this medication. If you have sleep problems do not take this! It causes the complete opposite effect. Horrible side effects.””

Collin11 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2018

For Insomnia “For reference, my type of insomnia is sleep maintenance – I can fall asleep, but I can’t stay asleep.I was prescribed Lunesta after 1 year with Trazodone. I was on 100mg of Trazodone, but it was starting to become less effective, so I decided to try something else and maybe give myself a break. My doctor said that Lunesta is supposed to be better for sleep maintenance insomnia than Ambien. I had been off Trazodone for 5 nights before I took Lunesta.I was prescribed 3mg of Lunesta; for the first night, it worked okay.The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th night, I had a hard time falling asleep, and then I woke up at about 4-4:30 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep.The 5th night, I woke up at 2:30 AM, and couldn’t fall back asleep.The 6th night I woke up at 2 AM and couldn’t fall back asleep.The 7th night, I was awake almost the whole night.Additional note; I do notice the weird taste in my mouth the next day while on this medication. The taste is amplified by drinking water.”

Error505SleepNotFound (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2018

For Insomnia “Took this after years on clonazepam, then a month of Ambien. Ambien made me have strange side effects. Texting people at night, not remembering in the morning. I started having muscle twitches, brain fog and lightheadness and sweating after going off of it. I have been taking lunesta since mid -November. I will admit, I do not sleep as well as when I took the Ambien. Lunesta does not knock me out. I will go to sleep and then I’m up 12:45, then sometimes 2:45. But still no weird side effects, and sdly I still wake up more tired than I was with Lunesta, or even the clonazepam. The pill does taste gross but swallow it fast! The taste does not linger, but you may have a dry mouth…. nothing to prevent me from taking it. I’m in the highest dosage.”

KerriLK December 18, 2017

For Insomnia “I have C-PTSD, bipolar 2, and BPD. I have super intense nightmares/dreams and wake up 700 times a night and have difficulty falling asleep.I’m immune to Ambien, reacted awfully to Rimeron, Trazadone and Melatonin did nothing.Prescribed Seroquel 100mg/night for sleep. Worked for 2 months but left me feeling groggy in the mornings, difficulty waking up, lots of weight gain, and sugar cravings. Yuck. Saw psych yesterday and switched from Seroquel to Lunesta 3mg. I was kind of worried because of the horrible reviews but first night, no weird taste, remember everything that happened last night, fell asleep within an hour, slept great! Woke up on time, not groggy, fully rested!!”

nosleep/ptsd (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2017

For Insomnia “I have been dealing with major insomnia for the past 2 mths. and, after trying other sleep meds (which didn’t work), was prescribed 1mg of Lunesta before bed. It took about an hour to put me to sleep. I got about 5 disturbed hours of sleep. I tossed and turned all night and woke up feeling like I’d had 1 hr of sleep. Then the bad part came: the morning. I woke up super drowsy, had intense anxiety, OCD, tremors, chest and nasal congestion, stomach upset and shortness of breath. I was also super emotional and cried uncontrollably all day. These symptoms lasted all day. All that, so that I can get basically no sleep on this pill?! Needless to say, I will never take this pill again! The side effects are worse than anything I’ve experienced!”

HealthSeeker1 November 30, 2017

For Insomnia “Tried the generic version after a few rotations of Ambien. The only thing I disliked about Ambien was the weird loopiness I’d get. Read over some journal entries I wrote on Ambien and it definitely freaked me out. I didn’t notice a weird metallic taste when I took Lunesta. The sleepiness also didn’t hit me as hard as with Ambien, but it definitely peaked after about an hour and I knew it was time for bed. Woke up fine, no headache and no weird journaling. So all in all a good experience and will likely ask for this instead of Ambien in the future.”

Jigglypuff33 November 7, 2017

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