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A Case For Belsomra

looking for alaska**I am not a medical professional nor do I receive any money for my opinions about any pharmaceuticals**

Now that we have that out of the way lets talk about a brand new medication called Belsomra. Belsomra is a new sleeping medication that works differently than any other drug on the market. It targets the neurotransmitter ‘Orexin’ which allows wakefulness and shuts it down for a 7 hour period thus allowing for sleep.

Now I personally have struggled with chronic insomnia literally my entire life, as a child I’d stay up for days on end and survive on little to no sleep. It’s been especially tough since leaving PRC and no longer have my pain medications sedating me. I have tried all sorts of medications including but not limited to Trazidone, Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, and Rozerem. None of which offered any real relief or sleep. A month ago I was talking with my psychiatrist after an especially rough night [only 1 hour of sleep] she said she wanted me to be her first patient to try a new medication that just hit the market. I started taking Belsomra and for the first time in my life I not only fall asleep in under 30 minutes but also wake up feeling rested and not waking up every hour throughout the night. This has been a bit of a game changer as it is the first thing in my entire life that has actually let me sleep without waking up feeling drugged. The best part is that regardless of my pain level I have been able to sleep. It’s easier to manage the pain and fatigue I do have due to the fact that I’m actually sleeping.

Below is  a link to the official Belsomra website:

http://www.belsomra.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=belsomra&utm_campaign=Branded+2.0&utm_content=sfHq7EgOy|dc_pcrid_62893172885

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  1. Maddie, this sounds fantastic.  I’m so glad you’re actually getting some serious sleep! Love you lots, Mimi  

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  2. Thanks for sharing this with us. I know that many people with RA or other autoimmune diseases have issues with restful sleep (me included). Please keep us posted as you continue to use it and let us know of the good, bad, and ugly (side effects). (So do you feel like a guinea pig for the rest of us?) Truly appreciate the information.

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    • I am my doctor’s guinea pig on this too so I really don’t mind. Plus my actual guinea pig and I now have so much in common.

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      • It’s now October and I’m wondering if you’re still having good success with the Belsomra? I’m on Day 8 and like you, have experienced the first real, sustained sleep in my life. I have acute, long-term (14 yrs) CFS-ME and am experiencing mental relief and clarity that’s been gone way more than a decade.

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