A study for a 57-year old woman who takes Valium, Lunesta, Sonata
Summary: 166 female patients aged 57 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 57 year old female patient who has Anxiety, Insomnia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 21,820 Valium users)
Lunesta has active ingredients of eszopiclone. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 16,182 Lunesta users)
Sonata has active ingredients of zaleplon. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,192 Sonata users)
What are the conditions
Anxiety can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Zoloft, Lexapro, Ativan. (latest reports from 212,462 Anxiety patients)
Insomnia (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Melatonin. (latest reports from 143,724 Insomnia patients)
On Jan, 21, 2015: 166 females aged 51 (±5) who take Valium, Lunesta, Sonata are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
Conditions: Anxiety, Insomnia
- Valium - 5MG (diazepam): used for 1 - 6 months
- Lunesta - 3MG (eszopiclone): used for 1 - 6 months
- Sonata - 10MG (zaleplon): used for 1 - 6 months
eHealthMe real world results:
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Valium is effective||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
|Lunesta is effective||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
|Sonata is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)||Pleurothotonus (neurological disorder which occurs due to prolonged exposure to antipsychotic drugs)||Suicidal Ideation||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Feelings Of Worthlessness||Fatigue Aggravated (worse feeling of tiredness)||Increased Appetite (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)||Overdose|
|Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||Liver Function Test Abnormal||Self-injurious Ideation||Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)||Feeling Of Despair||Constipation||Feeling Of Despair||Insomnia (sleeplessness)|
|Middle Insomnia (difficulty returning to sleep after awakening either in the middle of the night)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Weight Decreased||Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)||Feelings Of Worthlessness||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)|
|Drug Ineffective||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)||Drug Toxicity|
|Paradoxical Drug Reaction||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)|
|Nightmare (unpleasant dream)||Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)||Diarrhoea||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)|
|Cytolytic Hepatitis (dissolution or destruction of a liver cell)||Weight Decreased||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||Dizziness|
|Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Suicidal Ideation||Feeling Jittery||Vision Blurred|
|Poisoning Deliberate||Self-injurious Ideation||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Confusional State|
|Initial Insomnia (feeling of inadequate or poor-quality sleep)||Diarrhoea||Abdominal Pain||Sudden Death|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- support group for people who have Anxiety
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- support group for people who take Valium
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Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.
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My son is a hospital RN and said they would never discharge a patient with Bp that low.
He was very worried about me as I live alone. I fainted twice after climbing the 13 stairs to my bedroom. The first fall was very bad as I was unconscious and my ribs were severely injured/fractured completely around the front and back and was in terrific pain. I took to my bed and did not seek medical attn. my last ambulance ride to the hospital a mile from my house cost $1000 and since I have no income or relatives/friends to call for help, I just lay in bed I awful pain that was woes when I tried to get out of bed. Thus I lost 25 lbs of muscle, since I had very little body fat.
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see the project cyborg prof. kevin warwick and ubniversity columbia
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Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Valium for Anxiety reported by 425 people (updated 4 hours ago)
- Lunesta for Insomnia reported by 448 people (updated 5 days ago)
- Sonata for Insomnia reported by 44 people (updated 2 days ago)
Complete drug side effects:
- Anxiety (151 drugs in 14,387 reports) (updated 7 hours ago)
- Insomnia (101 drugs in 7,011 reports) (updated 2 days ago)
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