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Re: Xyrem helps me be less sleepy!!!!

Posted by utopizen on September 7, 2003, at 14:32:37

In reply to Re: Xyrem helps me be less sleepy!!!! utopizen, posted by btnd on September 6, 2003, at 4:08:21

One patient was mentioning to their neurologist how it only let him sleep 6 hours, so she put him on it 3x/night for 8 hours of sleep. I'm concerned this is necessary, even though it seems as if everyone who talks about it on the 'net only gets 6 hours, and they assume that this is okay because they're not tired...

> > yay! Just after one day, of 6 hours of sleep, I feel like I slept for weeks-- and it's 9PM!!!!!
> >
> > yahoo!!!!!
> Yupp, 5 hours of sleep on Xyrem (GHB) equals around 8-10 of normal sleep. Because body produces more GH and puts you already in stages 3 and 4 of sleep (those that are responsible for "refreshing" the body). That's why Xyrem is prescribed (and GHB has been used for decades) for narcolepsy - people with this condition, FWIR, never get to deep, refreshing stage 4 sleep phase. And Xyrem(GHB) deals with that problem. It is also non toxic, non habit-forming (when used only for the sleep purpose) and actually beneficial for the body.
> But the whole thing with Orphan and its prices is way too messed up. First of all, Xyrem right now is prescribed for narcolepsy only, although GHB has been used for many illnesses throughout the years. But I'm heading way out of topic, so I'll stop right here :-)
> Take care,
> Brad




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