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Insomnia

Feb 26, 2015 11:43 PM

Just for middle of the night fun!
Who deals with insomnia? What do you do about it?

Feb 27, 2015 12:09 AM

I do! I am usually on my phone or ipad checking in with all of you wonderful people, on tumblr, etsy, instagram or looking up something medical/symptom related. Or I am watching a movie... I am awake until I pass out from pure exhaustion then wake every hour or so till I drag myself out of bed the next day and do it all over again.

Feb 27, 2015 12:09 AM

My whole life I've had difficulty going to sleep. Now that I'm on gabapentin and I take melatonin I can fall asleep quickly. But only the first time. Once I wake up during the night those things don't do me any good.

Feb 27, 2015 12:12 AM

Horns, I get on my phone too. Really helps pass the time. I know the things "they" say about screens messing with sleep. But I'm sure you relate that no matter what, we are awake. Phones and iPads make it more bearable.

Feb 27, 2015 4:58 AM

Good morning all I also take Mellatonin and that helps me fall asleep . But After I wake up I can't fall back asleep. So I have always read,since I have found y'all I talk to you guys.

Feb 27, 2015 11:06 AM

Aliya I agree! I have always had sleep issues too. If I do manage to go to sleep at a somewhat normal time I will only sleep for around an hour then I am up. It doesn't matter if I lay in my bed in a dark silent room or entertain myself until my body decides it is sleep time again the result is the same. My Dr's always try to blame it on schedule, outside influence, caffeine intake, etc. And refuse to give me any sleep aids at this point. Morons!!

Feb 27, 2015 11:11 AM

I have problems with sleep. They put me on ropinirole for restless leg still didn't help. Now I'm on ropinirole, trazodone, and flexeril. Only helps a little but if I don't lay down within an hour of taking I get nauseated. I still toss and turn and wake up but it is a bit easier to get back to sleep. Problem is I think the combination is what is causing my bp issue that they are looking into now.

Feb 27, 2015 11:53 AM

I do... I used to sleep like a rock... Now, even with a sleeping pill I can't stay asleep. I usually either put music on or leave the TV on. I'm very tired almost all the time. Since I don't work, I catch naps whenever I can. Sometimes if I can't sleep, I'll go on FB, or come on here and try to help folks or chat with anyone who's up.

Sep 02, 2015 5:44 AM

Sleep, that eludes me! I toss and turn all night; I sleep about 1-2 hours, wake up from a nightmare, then I am awake for hours. I used to be a morning person, now, I am not ready to tackle any time of day. To explain to anyone what is going on with me, makes me sound crazy! I have my pain meds, but I don't want to take them unless, I truly need them. So, I suffer in silence. People who do not have this issue do not realize how much this changes a person's life!

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