I have resently started taking Nuvigil and Rheumate during the day to help with my fatigue. At night I take a Tizanadine muscle relaxer to help with my pain - it also helps me to relax to a point where sleep is possible.
It would be worth it to let your doctors know sleep is an issue and see what they suggest. I know many who deal with chronic pain have found the muscle relaxer to be a huge help in getting sleep as the pain tends to cause us to tighten our muscles.
((( gentle hugs ))) I hope today's a good day for you.
Hi gerbera1991, I completely understand this feeling....no matter how tired you are you can never sleep. This has been me for soo long now it's beyond funny!!! I've now got an electric diffuser which I mix the water with lavender essential oil and put it on about an hour before I go to bed closing the door behind me then I run myself a hot bath with 1-2 cups of Epsom bath salts and soak in it for at least 20 minutes if not more, adding more hot as the water cools. By then my bedroom has a nice relaxing. It helps me relax a little more and occasionally helps me sleep for an hour extra.
I've found sleeping tablets don't help me....getting to sleep first off isn't the problem it's the staying asleep for more than an hour maybe two if I'm lucky!!!!
I hope you find something that helps.....if you do please share, I'm sure there's many of us who would like to try something new xx
I'll ditto Sezzy. I've found that on top of the Tylenol PM, I do the Epson Salt bath with lavender essential oil. I also use a meditation/hypnosis on my iPhone which gets me to breath correctly bringing down the level of stress caused by the pain. This was such a problem for me. I hope these little things add up for at least some relief for you.