Hello everyone, I love how much support I see here. I hope to be able to benefit as you all have from each other :) it is 10:09pm where I am. I wake up at 6am for work every morning. Any suggestions on sleep remedies? I have tried ambien (works best but I only get it when my husband shares), a flexeril with Motrin PM (works 2nd best but I am sure is destroying my liver since I must take 2 MR with 3 Motrin), cymbalta which was suppose to help with anxiety and sleep issues but actually made me feel crazy and awake, marijuana, melatonin (makes me incredibly groggy). Any ideas?
@Westrengirl uuugggghhhh I'm trying very hard to like sleepy time tea! My mom is a huge advocate. It's typically my brain that can't turn off alongside with my pain. I cannot lay in one position for more than 10 minutes. Constantly rolling with my constant pain!
Several things I do to improve the chance of going to sleep. 1) no cell phone within 15 feet of the bed. 2.) No WiFi signals same distance. 3)Put my tablet on nature sounds on Pandora in the bathroom with the sound were I can barely hear it. 4)Digestible lavender, one drop on my foot. 5) Breathing exercises to slow the blood pressure. 6) set an alarm for 30 minutes earlier than I need to be up. 7) reward my body parts that feel good. That is reaffirming the brain that you love your body. Even if it is just my ear lobe that has no discomfort. I concentrate on those feel good spots and relax with only thinking about them. I know it sounds weird but it truly helps.
👋🏼 Hi welcome to the group! I am sure you will get lots of support here Xx I don't really have any advice on the sleep thing as I have terrible insomnia 🙄😩 I will be thinking of you and I hope you find something that works for you 💕
Have you had a sleep study to check for sleep apnea? The rheumatologist who diagnosed my fibro insisted on one even though I don't snore, (according to my husband). Turned out that I had moderate to severe apnea. I am on Cpap now for 2 years. I have had real improvement in my sleep quality and suffer insomnia now only when I am having PMS. Some people don't want to try it because they imagine these giant face covering machines that are noisy and obnoxious. But really they are so different these days. I have the little nasal pillows, I hardly notice them and I can still sleep on my stomach. I would never go back to sleeping without it. More, better sleep has meant less pain and being able to continue working for now. Best of luck!