Isn't no sleep the PITS???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by robin, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. robin

    robin New Member

    i WAS SLEEPING well until I changed RA doctors and
    began receiving new meds and we haven't found the
    right one yet! It is 3:15 in the morning and I have
    not had one drop of sleep. Grrrrrrrr. I will soon
    log off and go back upstairs and maybe read till its
    time for breakfast. I will get up to eat, have my
    meds and probably go back to bed till lunch! I hate
    this kind of crazy schedule....I guess all the changes
    are hard to do but hope the end result will be good.
    Hoping to re-try Remicade in near future...
    So I am here when I should be asleep! I'm tired, but
    my mind/body refuse to sleep now...will have no trouble
    after breakfast and meds....
    Boy this is the pits. Really the pits. And my feet have
    a bit of swelling and inflammation on soles of feet yet
    do not want any more medication. Think my body could
    use 20mg a day of Prednisone instead of would
    help ....maybe...with my foot inflammation. I see RA
    doctor again in 2 weeks and I may....GROAN..ask to up
    my Prednisone to 20mg per day (10 in a.m. 10 more in
    pm.) and see if it helps. I have had more sleep aids
    taken earlier at normal times but tonight nothing is
    working! :>( I am let-down, upset, angry, hate not
    being asleep...oh gawd i hope this will be over soon.
    Also fighting a head/chest cold!! I feel mean! I'd like
    to SCREAM! Oh well.

  2. bejo

    bejo New Member

    I have sleep problems at night too.Without meds it would take me 2 or 3 hours of laying there before going to sleep.With my meds I can sleep at most 7 hours.I also have a problem sleeping in the daytime.I lay down and rest when I get too tired but I very seldom get to sleep.Lack of sleep makes all the other symptoms worse too.Hopefully your Dr. will soon get the right combination of meds for you.Sending you (((((((sleep))))))). bejo
  3. robin

    robin New Member

    aS i felt I would, I went back to bed after a 5 a.m.
    breakfast with my meds. I slept till 10:30 a.m. and
    am now into my e-mail then cook lunch! I am grateful
    I got some rest but think my current difficulty in
    sleeping truly the its. As you said, it can make other
    problems and symptoms feel worse. I needed to vent this
    early a.m. and did but still feeling a bit let-down.

    thanks for writing. If it happens again tonight I may
    do same bloomin thing. God I hope this time of sleep
    difficulties is over! I do know of one personal friend
    who has it bad and I don't know when she last slept at
    night. She also makes it up days . She doesn't have
    a computer and haven't heard from her in ages, so I don't
    know her current situation. I may check with a friend of
    mine I am in frrequent touch with..

  4. Lendi

    Lendi New Member

    I posted on sleep, too. I can't seem to get my Dr. to undestand that the med that he thinks is so good for me doesn't make me sleep well and drags me down all day. I crave good sleep, but it just doesn't happen often. I, too don't sleep when I lie down during the day, but I'm so tired I can't keep my eyes open or move. I am aware of every single thing going on around me though. It is soooo boring. I'm seeing a new Dr. today and I hope she has some ideas :) Sending good sleeping vibes to all who are suffering today. {{{{{sleep}}}}} Lendi