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Re: Should I ask sleep doc for Xyrem? jerrympls

Posted by Jakeman on May 20, 2005, at 20:13:37

In reply to Should I ask sleep doc for Xyrem?, posted by jerrympls on May 20, 2005, at 1:54:21

Yes doctors do prescribe Xyrem for sleep disorders. I recently saw a neurolgist-sleep doctor for my problems and last week did a sleep study and we are waiting on the results before he recommends a treatment. He said Xyrem was one possible treatment, (I inquired about it) and that he had about 200 patients who use it. He said the major drawback was the necessity to take it twice a night, so they didn't usually prescibe it unless other "once a night" medications were ineffective, or that you have an obstructive breathing problem. I see no problem in asking about it, I've learned that if you're passive with doctors you don't always get the best treatment. Keep posting.

best -J

> I see my sleep doc for the second time tomorrow to - hopefully - find a sleep med to get me back on track. I'm nervous he's going to throw his hands up and say "You've been on everything...there's nothing else to do." Don't some sleep docs prescribe Xyrem for sleep disorders?? Or am I mistaken? Should I ask him to put me on a barbituate? UGH! I just know he's going to say there's nothing else to try - and I HATE HATE HATE it when doctors- especially specialty docs throw up there hands. I KNOW there's got to be some secret tricks that sleep docs can pull out for hard to treat cases - right?????
>
> Please someone respond - I have to see him in the morning - around 8:30am. I'll check my email for posts...I hope someone out there has been to a sleep doc and/or knows about Xyrem (sp?). Should I even ask about it??
>
> Help!
> Thanks!!
> Jerry


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