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    shelley25 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Does anyone who received Rituxen , have sleep problems?

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      MsScribe

      Lucky you - you get hormones!!! I've also had breast cancer so no hormones for me. Yes, Sleep is never easy! I often found myself lying awake. I also have infusions of Rituxen by itself for my RA. I suggest keeping some Benadryl handy - non habit forming and quite effective at making you sleepy. For emergencies I have some Xanex. I think the Rituxen contributes to some wild dreams which can wake me up? Several of my friends take a sleeping aid.

      My daughter has suggested yoga and meditation - she may be on to something :-)
      Good luck and sweet dreams.

      about 5 years ago
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      n2jhawks

      I didnt take Rituxin, but I did have Lupron, and suffered the same symptoms - hot flashes and insomnia. There were nights I couldnt sleep until 4 or 5 in the morning...other nights I would wake up at 3 or 4....I got a low dose of Ambien and it helped a great deal....didnt knock me out, but I guess it turned the brain off and let me sleep soundly...as far as the flashes, I didnt find anything that worked....I carried a handkerchief at all times....

      about 5 years ago
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      veedub

      I take medical cannabis and Ativan in the evenings: one bite of a cannabis cookie and 1/2 an Ativan pill, and I sleep all night. Otherwise, not.

      over 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Remission): Doctor said i went into partial remission.. I took a trail treatment with follow up care everything 3 mo. for 2 !/2 years! Been 5 months now still there. WBC bounces around but so far so good. I need a PET SCAN, but can't get one. Insurance won't pay.. It would be nice if some one had a thought on where I could go for help? They cost $5,600.00

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      Oh My gosh!!! I had no idea that a pet scan cost that much. WE do not have insurance. I went to a Catholic Hospital and the Dr. insisted that I needed one.
      I'm stage 4 waiting for my bone marrow tests to come back.This is all new this week.I did not know anything I thought I had appendix problems. Biopsys and a week in the hospital. The hospital is going to pay for it! all the tests! with out this help I think I would be still in denial. Go and ask for help. They have a financial office.
      go in and explaine your heart out. They have a heart!

      about 5 years ago
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