I've been taking Xyrem for a week (2.25) and knowing that my body is sensitive to drugs, only partially went up to the next dose (supposed to be 3.0) by doing 2.75. I woke up with nausea and a crazy amount of dizziness. I got nervous after it didn't go away after a few more hours and called my doctor who is apparently unreachable on the weekends unless a hospital calls him and then called Jazz Pharmaceuticals. A pharmacist called me back within a few minutes and told me it was just hanging around in my body and I would feel better soon. By the way, this was at 10:10am (over 8 hrs past my 2nd dose). He told me he wouldn't blame me if I skipped a dose or just go back down to the dose I had been taking and call my doctor on monday morning.
It's 5:00pm, a full 15 hrs after the 2nd dose and I still feel pretty dizzy. I can't even stand up too long or I feel like I will get sick or pass out. Anyone who has been on Xyrem have any suggestions? Anyone else had this kind of reaction? My husband said I should just take the same dose again and hopefully my body will get used to it. At first I thought I would take the lower dose I had been taking but then since the dizziness hasn't stopped, I'm scared it might cause an additive effect and make it even worse. Will not taking it for a night totally mess things up? Unfortunately the nurses line isn't open on weekends so I can't get any help/advice. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.