ms contin and insomnia

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   Posted 6/30/2008 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,Im on ms contin and since I started them have been experiencing insomnia . Can ms contin cause insomnia? I go to the pm today and talk about this and see if he can prescribe me something else  and something to help me sleep til the ms contin wears off my  system .Im sorry I havent posted in awhile been busy with college . How is everyone? I also go back for some test results wish me luck.

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   Posted 6/30/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Sheryl,
I only know that a lot of the opiods cause strange dreams in some people - but not everyone. You might ask your doc about your dosing schedule, too. Maybe it could be altered a bit. Otherwise, maybe something else to help with sleep, which is so important. You sure don't want to get sleep deprived.

Good luck!


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   Posted 6/30/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have the same problem. I take vicoden, and have also been having trouble sleeping. The closer I take them to bedtime the less I sleep. I've tried not taking them at night, but I'm afraid I won't sleep because of the pain. It's a catch 22!!

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   Posted 6/30/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, achymom,
Just wanted to welcome you to HW as you're a relatively new member. I'd also suggest you talk with your doc about something else to help you sleep. Perhaps the vidocin will work during the day, and then at bedtime a different sleep aid of some sort. We're all so different when it comes to these meds, but we all need our sleep!


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   Posted 7/1/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   

I've been on narcotics for years for chronic pain, and boy as first the sleep thing really blew.  I could sleep, but it was not deep restful sleep.  Turns out this is fairly common, as any opoid analgesis interferes with certain brain wave patters, the ones that are common to deep restful sleep.  Talk to you doctor indeed, he should have good advice.  For me, I just kind of got sort of used to it.  Not much help I suppose, hang in there!



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   Posted 7/3/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on 100 mgs at bedtime and mornings
I am up at 4 in the am or just after so I wait til 6 ( take b/t meds) until then and at 6 I take my morphine so I am able to take it at 6 pm

Then I take my sleping meds and have a hot milk with cinnamon just as I am already laying in bed ....( this ole lady is in bed by 7 lol 8 the latest)

It does help 90% of the time but I have had nights when I have been really stressed out that I am awake every hour on the hour ..........
And yes sometimes the nightmares are very vivid.

Let us know how you make out ......LYN
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   Posted 4/16/2011 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Until today I was on 2mg dilaudid. I slept fine but would wake up in the middle of the night with terrible pain. Today the doctor prescribed ms contin 30mg controlled release. I took one at 11pm and here I am at 4:07 am wide awake (Had to take a dilaudid for the pain as well). What ever happened to the drowsiness and euphoria and beware of operating cars. I feel like I had a tripple latte.

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