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Benlysta And Insomnia

Benlysta And Insomnia

Does anyone else who is taking Benlysta have problems with insomnia the day of and few days following treatment? If so, does anyone have any
tips on helping it. I'm super exhausted for 2-3 days after my treatment but unable to sleep. Then around day 3, everything gets back to normal again. Thanks, and God bless!

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

They give me premeds Tylenol orally and Benadryl, steroids IV before my infusion. I started with insomnia in the beginning of being diagnosed and I am on Trazadone for that and use Benadryl for about 2 days after infusion. Hope this helps

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Thanks Cyn61. I too take the Benadryl after, but for 7 days. You would think that would help, but it does not. I spoke to my dr yesterday during my infusion. She gave me a Rx for ambien, I can't take trazadone, it causes problems with my antisiezure meds. I tried it last night. It was a little better. I slept for about an hour. But then I got anxiety really bad which has never happened. My dr was surprised that this started after 2 years of treatment. And my steroid dose has been consistent at 20mg/day for a long time. But I guess that's the nature of the beast right?

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

It's the steroids they give you before your treatment. When I first started getting my treatment I was up at 3am cleaning the bathroom. Lupus makes it hard to go to sleep anyway. I take amitriptyline every night to help me sleep. Ask your Dr about it.😊

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I take 5mg valium

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Most definitely. Insomnia and an abundant supply of energy lasts for approx three days after infusion. Then anxiety sets in for another week. I also, take Benadryl for a few days after to sleep.

posted about 3 years ago
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