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Sep 05, 2017 9:13 PM

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?

Thank you ❤️

Sep 05, 2017 9:29 PM

Oh and I also have tried several anti anxiety meds that might as well by a vitamin

Sep 05, 2017 9:32 PM

Hey. 😊 welcome to our group of Amazing people. 🤗🤗 I usually drink hot tea before going to bed. It helps me sleep all night . Decaff.😎 I hope you like it here . Everyone here helped me so much 😊😊

Sep 05, 2017 9:34 PM

I used to be on meds for anxitiety and other stuff but Now I will only take something for my Bipolar disorder. The other stuff made my life worse . 🤗🤗

Sep 05, 2017 9:37 PM

@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!

Sep 05, 2017 9:44 PM

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.

Sep 05, 2017 10:00 PM

@PainedSteph1990. Awe. I am sorry to hear that 😐 I hope someone's suggestions helps you to relax and sleep well 🤗🤗

Sep 05, 2017 10:24 PM

👋🏼 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 💕

Sep 06, 2017 5:38 AM

Welcome to the community. We are very supportive.

Sep 06, 2017 8:40 AM

Soaking in a tub with magnesium flakes for a half hour before bed.

Sep 06, 2017 11:38 AM

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!

Sep 06, 2017 1:10 PM

I totally agree. I have sleep apnea and my cpap has been a god send!👍

Sep 06, 2017 1:56 PM

Hi! Welcome to the group, I hope that you can find some relief and get some sleep!

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