I'm so sorry to read that you are having so much trouble!! Just left you a nessage the other day on the other thread..did you get it?
Looks like you are getting lots of great advice here, hope it helps you. I had quite a bit of trouble sleeping, but mine turned out to be hormones. Once I started on progesterone, it helped alot. I still wake up quite a bit more depending on where I am in my cycle, but I'm an old lady with all those wonderful issues! Sometimes it's really hard to shut off my thoughts, especially when there is a lot going on with the family. Makes for some long nights. Seems like there was another thread about this a while back, maybe imarzz started it? Not sure.
Hope you get some sweet dreams,
Nice to "meet" you. Don't meant to hijack your thread Mom, but will answer Bloo, if it's ok. Warm and sweaty flushes were definetely something I was having. I would have them during the day, but also would also wake up that way at night. Yes, fluid retention too, mostly in my feet and calves, and other parts of my body would get very sore and swollen...hurt to get a hug..if you know what I mean. My cycles started getting kind of irregular, felt like I had constant PMS. Anyway, when I went in for my annual exam, my doc put me on something called prometruim...said it's a bio-indentical hormone (whatever that means), I take it about 2 weeks of the month, and it has helped ALOT.
Hey there Mom,
Just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Are you getting any rest?
I so hope you are able to get some sleep! How did you keep yourself from puching that doc? Get rid of the stressors....just LOVE it when they tell you that, easy for them to say, right? LIFE is the stressor.....don't know of anyway around that, unless we could move to Bear's deserted island lol! The docs just make me crazy with the "stress" diagnosis sometimes, seems to be the answer to everything sometimes. That or depression.
Seriously, we all have our issues and we're all doing the best we can, and you do amazing with all you have on your plate. Just the RA is stressful in itself, throw in everything else, and wow. Wish they understood that!
Take care, Keep me posted!