Insomnia

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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up. Read more on MedlinePlus.gov.
Last Update May 30, 2016
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Insomnia, cold sweats and no improvement
| Spicedutchess
I was taking it for depression and anxiety. It caused no positive effects, but it sure caused side effects and withdrawal. Both identical: insomnia and cold sweats.

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Possible side effects of PET scan and fibro...
| nancyhoiaas
Had PET-scan Thur. May 19, 2016... Have had after- effects.... My whole body is "on fire"... burning sensation. Take oxycodone, gabapentin... is there an interaction that anyone knows of? Stomach aches, threw up on Fri., day after... can't sleep... what in the world is going on? has anyone else with Fibro had similar problems? thank you... Nancy

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St Johns Wort contraindications when taken with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)
| Hearttree
I have been taking St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) 4000mg a day for two weeks. Yesterday I took two Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) with paracetamol for a headcold and a sore tooth, I started uncontrollably crying quite soon after and on having to leave my friends house, whilst driving home I was aware of the feeling of feeling like I also needed to laugh. It was a very strange feeling! I probably shouldn't have been driving in hindsight, as I was driving quite erratically, experiencing a feeling of a lessening of my usually good spatial awareness. I forced myself to eat dinner, even though I wasn't hungry and I have been up all night. I am trying to relax with Chamomile tea and I will not be taking any more Hypericum!

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doxepin and weight gain
| Susanne E.
It never occurred to me that doxepin could be the culprit for weight gain! Two different doctors prescribed it for the unexplainable itch on my arms. 10 mg at first, then up to 30 mg, taken at night. I've been sleeping like a baby, but at a cost. One pound a day. Guess it's time to go back to having the "itchy-witchy-son-of-a-bitcheies" ........and sleepless nights, of course.

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I can't believe how bad the pain was
| Dsrfield
I can't believe how much pain I had after breast reduction surgery. Ran out of meds for pain and of course severe pain came. The doctor had told me that he did not usually prescribe more pain meds when I left hospital. So I thought I must be weak and need to try and cope with the pain. So meditation aromatherapy been bags hot and cold.it was so bad I could not sleep. I was nauseous had diareah severe throbbing pain. I ended up in emerg after my nurse said of course I was in this state my body needed pain killer. Plus it was affecting recovery. The dr at emerg was good and when I told him about pain he said of course because I just had major surgery. I had breasts the size of Dolly Parton. I am now down from size h so a lot of tissue was taken therefore pain. I should have gone to emerg when I experienced that pain. Instead I suffered terribly for days until I got pain meds renewed. It is OxyContin which can be addictive but the pharmacist told me I would have to be on it daily for three months to be addicted. However I am wondering what other pain meds there that can help with pain ? Please share your knowledge and experience. Thank you

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Benadryl causes frequency/urgency
| LindsayZ322
I have a disease that about 5 million women in America have that mimics a UTI. It's called Interstitial Cystitis. It's so
bad that I'm seeking to remove my bladder. It's flares up from stress, food, sex, meds and allergies. I get a prescription called hydroxyzine for allergies. Today I went to a 2nd doctor that that's the main ingredient in Benadryl or Advil PM causes frequency and urgency. I was wondering why I was up all night with Benadryl. It causes the blood to rush to organs, causing me more pain. I've had this dreadful disease for 6 years. I
was like everyone else, thought it was a UTI. I've learned so much about it I could write a book! Thought I'd mention that it's not always a UTI or pregnancy

It's like a permanent UTI and I see a specialist called s Urogynecologist. Sometimes if my pain is really bad they cath me with meds immediately.

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Insomnia should be listed as a side effect of Symbicort
| Liza J.
I've been on symbicort for about 6 weeks. Staying asleep has been impossible. I sleep for about 3 hours then wake up for up to 5 hours until I go back to sleep for 2 hours. It's torture and exhausting. Insomnia is not listed as one of the side effects but I'd swear it is.

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My experience with Prevpac
| Ann R
I have had stomach issues for a few years bloating, nausea after eating and reduced appetite. My Dr did an endoscopy with biopsies which showed H. Pylori. I had inflammation in stomach and esophagus. He prescribed Prevpac which was going to cost $530. Called Dr. Office and he changed the prescription to three separate drugs which makes up the Prevpac coat $14.85. I am in my 5th day and the second and third day was very bad with watery diarrhea. On day 4 I woke up feeling a lot better and today same with no diarrhea I also have the gnawing feeling in stomach along with bad taste in mouth. I read everything I could find on this medicine and I applied all the suggestions for taking it. First I took Pantoprozole on empty stomach about 30 minutes before eating which reduces the acid, then eat your meal and then take the medicine with lots of water. Be sure to take a probiotic with the pills. Then mid morning I eat Activia, then eat lunch, then mid afternoon I eat another Activia. This and the probiotics help restore the good bacteria that the antibiotics kill. In the meantime I keep salty crackers or pretzels with me and eat those to relieve the gnawing feeling in stomach. Because people said they could not sleep I take a Melatonin every night before bed and I have slept every night. I am feeling so much better and the watery diarrhea is gone. I do hope after this completed that I will test clear of this bacteria. I never want to have to take this medicine again although it has been much better than I expected. Good luck everybody.

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I fainted!
| DKA
That is why I came out here to look to see if it was a side effect. I was sitting at my desk at home and the next thing I knew I was on my back. I do not know how long I was laying there. And I have no memory of falling on the floor. And I also have been up all night. No sleep.
Niralle
May 18, 2016
Your sure you just fainted? Metronidazole can cause seizures, that's why I ask. If you Google "Metronidazole Toxicity" there is a lot of good information about this drug and what it can do to the brain (which is a lot). I'd suggest talking to your doctor about it, but doctors know very little about adverse drug reactions. Just be aware before you call and ask them for advice.

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Baclofen and insomnia??
| Julie78
Anyones child take Baclofen? I'm on my 2nd trial of it with my littley but each time my 3yr old has insomnia and is awake squealing and singing and wide awake for HOURS!!!! I'm demented. The doctor says it should make her sleepy if anything but has the total opposite effect and I feel she doesn't believe me. Anyone else have the same issue? This is only with 1.5mls too!!! I am so frustrated!!!!

Medications for Insomnia

Ambien
215,615 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia, Anxiety*, Addiction*, Sleep Disorders, Withdrawal Symptoms*
Other names: Zolpidem, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnoct, Stillnox
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.8
Satisfaction
2.0
Helpfulness
Melatonin
271,279 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Cancer*, Autism*
Other names: Melatonex, Melatonin (With B6), Calcium-Melatonin, Melatin
Method of use: Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
3.6
Satisfaction
4.2
Helpfulness
Xanax
614,876 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms, Panic Attacks, Insomnia*
Other names: Alprazolam, Xanax XR, Niravam, Xanor, Alprozolam
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.9
Satisfaction
1.8
Helpfulness
Benadryl
371,714 discussions
Taken for: Allergy, Itching, Hives, Insomnia, Rash
Other names: Unisom, Anti Histamine, Allergy Medicine, Diphenhydramine HCl, Simply Sleep
Method of use: Injection, Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.7
Satisfaction
2.6
Helpfulness
Trazodone
102,410 discussions
Taken for: Insomnia*, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Sleep Disorders
Other names: Desyrel, Oleptro, Molipaxin, Oleptro ER, Desyrel Dividose
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
2.7
Helpfulness
Klonopin
315,786 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia
Other names: Clonazepam, Rivotril, Clorazepam, Clonotril, Klonopin Wafer
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
4.0
Satisfaction
1.8
Helpfulness
Valium
377,438 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Depression*, Insomnia, Panic Attacks
Other names: Diazepam, Mogadon, Diastat, Valrelease, Antenex
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.9
Satisfaction
1.4
Helpfulness
Ativan
235,796 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia*
Other names: Lorazepam, Lorazepam Intensol, Tranqipam, Lorazep, Aripax
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
4.0
Satisfaction
1.7
Helpfulness
Lexapro
288,199 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Pain*, Insomnia*
Other names: Escitalopram, Cipralex, Sipralexa, Nexito, Esertia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
1.8
Helpfulness
Medical Marijuana
365,307 discussions
Taken for: Pain*, Nausea*, Anxiety*, Insomnia*, Vomiting*
Other names:
*Off Label
4.2
Satisfaction
5.0
Helpfulness
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