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03-09-06, 10:36 PM
Has anyone tried this new med, rozerem?
It's similar to melatonin and is supposed to regulate your sleep cycle.
I was sleeping great for a while, but am now very much sleep deprived.
I've tried Trazedone. I liked it, but typically don't sleep 8 hours a night, so it was pointless to take it.
Most recently, I was taking Ambien, however I felt so foggy the majority of the day (after taking it the previous night) and was very wary of it due to it's ability to become habit forming.
Then, I was taking melatonin, but it didn't put me to sleep.
I really have difficulty w/ onset of sleeping, and until recently, didn't wake up in the middle of the night. Lately, I've been sleeping very lightly, waking up to most any noise.
So, my doc prescribed the new Rozerem. I'm getting it filled tomorrow - as long as my insurance covers it.
I'd love to know if anyone is taking this med or has tried it, and your experiences on it.
03-20-06, 11:42 PM
YEA! I was approved! My insurance didn't cover it, but because I've tried various sleeping aids, they prior authorized it.
So far, I really like it. It's not putting me to sleep like I thought it would. With Trazedone and Ambien, I was out like a light. With Rozerem, I get tired and want to sleep.
I haven't been sleeping as lightly as I have been lately (w/o med), but am not completely zonked like I was with the other 2 meds.
It's supposed to take it for several weeks to adjust to it. I've been feeling a little spacey in the mornings, but it's nothing compared to how foggy I was feeling on Trazedone and Ambien. The spaciness is supposed to go away after a week or so and Rozerem should continue to be more effective.
03-25-06, 04:44 PM
I wake up feeling refreshed! It's been ages since that has happened.
I'm getting tired late afternoon/early evening - but I work through it. I'm hoping that will go away soon. I am no longer spacey in the mornings.
I feel like I'm getting a really great nights sleep, finally. it's such a relief.
04-03-06, 06:51 PM
So far, still going well! I've been getting great sleep, I wake up faster in the mornings. It's definitely getting me on a regular sleep schedule.
I used to sleep in until 11am on weekends, I've been waking up around 30 minutes to 1 hour later than my weekday wake up time.
However, I noticed when I take it later than my typical time (10-1030p), it doesn't put me to sleep very well (although, last night it may have occurred because I was doing puzzle games online later than usual - too brain stimulating).
I'm still getting tired around 5p, but i've been thinking that it occurred pre-Rozerem, so I don't think it's related.
Anyway, i'm getting more, better sleep and it's amazing!
04-09-06, 04:14 AM
well i for one find these posts interesting. keep updating :D. i think i should try this one someday
04-11-06, 10:32 PM
I'm glad someone is getting use out of this. It's been a great way for me to keep track of what Rozerem is doing for me.
I decided to stop taking it for a few days to see if I could sleep ok without it. Insomnia didn't start like it sometimes did w/ Ambien and Trazedone.
I was just back to my "old" sleeping, for the most part. I didn't sleep until 12-1am, was tired when waking up, didn't feel rested.
So, I'm back on Rozerem and am still really liking the effects. I'm not spacey at all anymore.
04-14-06, 08:14 PM
knows what you mean i dont sleep much never have iam not a sleeper heheheh allways up,,,,,i dont take drugs for it i smiply use it to leren as much as i can an watch lerening porgemases an horror on tv read books as best can draw an do so much more lol an gameing ofve couse i hope your going well as well hows rozerem work? xx dorm
05-24-06, 01:27 AM
livinginchaos, can you please share what your sleep disorder diagnosis was? Was it something psychological, physiological, both? I'm guessing Rozerem, being related to melatonin, is probably best for the someone with their sleep/wake clock being out of wack.
05-24-06, 09:26 PM
I haven't been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. I've thought for a long time I should go to a sleep clinic, but have yet to look into that. Perhaps when I'm done with school.
Ever since I was baby I've had a difficult time sleeping. I stopped taking naps at 1 year old and was always a night owl.
My biggest difficulty is getting to sleep. Sometimes it's because I can't get my brain to shut up, other times it's just because I'm wide awake.
The second sleeping problem I have sometimes is sleeping too light and I wake up a lot.
I totally sound like a Rozerem sales person (I'm NOT, though). I don't use it every night anymore, just when I have 1-2 nights with less than great sleep. It puts me to sleep gradually, unlike trazedone and ambien, where I was out within 30 minutes.
But, the gradual sleep seems more normal to me. I wake up feeling refreshed and that NEVER happened with Trazedone or Ambien.
06-10-06, 03:58 AM
Hi Courtney, so two weeks later, still goin stong????
06-10-06, 07:49 AM
I'm still liking Rozerem! It's still going strong! I love waking up refreshed. . .!
I have been taking Rozerem off an on for a couple of months now, and I find it to be a very therapuetic sleep aid with little side effects. The biggest con is the high cost of this drug which is rough for those without insurance, but since it's still a relatively new drug there are many Dr's out there that still have product samples available.
08-13-06, 10:27 PM
Hi Courtney... checking in again :). Same story???
08-15-06, 07:18 PM
I'm actually taking a break from it to see how I can sleep w/o it, especially now that I'm done w/ school and have time to sleep.
So far, so good! I'm not having any problems with rebound insomnia!!