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    sleep disorder or Fentanyl pain patch effects?
    An_246458 posted:
    iI have tried numerous sleep aids. None have helped me STAY asleep. Sometimes I wake up in my walk-in closet or at my laptop trying to type my password to no avail. I have been awakened by falling head-first off the toilet (fully clothed) or falling out of bed. I do not remember the last time I slept all night withoug waking up in another room or doing something weird! I have had sleep studies done but I believe they were compromised by the Fentanyl pain patch I had at the time. The patch caused a whole slew of problems, including falling out of bed, running into walls, hallucinations of someone throwing me around my bedroom. This was a horrible time and I got off the Fentanyl and have no more hallucinations at least!
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi and welcome to WebMD,

    This is something you really should discuss with a sleep specialist and I hope you manage to get another sleep study done now that you are off the patch.

    I'm aware of a few people who needed more than one study to pinpoint the problem.

    And I hope you'll keep us updated and/or looking in here as I hope that others will eventually look in and share their own experiences with similar challenges.

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