antivirals and insomnia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by heapsreal, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. heapsreal

    heapsreal New Member

    Has anyone been getting insomnia from antivirals. My insomnia is driving me crazy and it seems since I have started famvir 5 weeks ago. Is it a die off reaction or stimulating the immune system or just a coincidence. Help!!
  2. panthere

    panthere Member

    Since I got relapsed 6 months ago, I have been having harder time falling asleep. I have started antivirals (famvir, now-valtrex) at that time, but I don't think that is what causing my insomnia. I have noticed when I feel better during the day, I can fall asleep on my own, without popping ambien. I think virus does something to the nervous system and causes insomnia. Anti-virals should help, but who knows with this disease?