I also take Trazodone which also helps with pain but this stuff puts me out like a light until about 2 am but then the pain starts to set in...
FJ sleeping aids are by the dozen out there.....lol Play around and find a good one.
Modelmaker I have heard good things about Lunesta I was thinking about trying it to see if it would last longer then what I take.
Wow trazadone didnt work. That is an old one that can knock a horse out..lol
I wish you luck on the search for sleep.
Cshelp, thanks for the encouragement. At least I know that this one won't work for me. On to the next option whatever that will be.
Skeye, another reason that I keep a journal of all the meds I have tried and even list what I am on presently when I go to the doctor is the meds mess with my memory at times. I can't seem to get the words out of my mouth even though I know what I want to say. I was talking to my PMS several weeks ago and he ask me if I was on a certain mediction. I could not remember what meds I was on. He had asked if I was on amitryptiline or nortriptyline and since I have been on both I could not remember. I told him I thought I was on 100 mg of nortryptiline and I took 2 50s. He asked why I did not take 1 100 mg. He looked it up on his computer and said they don't make a 100 mg and that was why I took 2 50s. It happened to be a day that my wife dropped me off at the doctors office and I left my wallet with her so I did not have my cheat sheet. He looked at me strange when I drew a blank about the meds but I looked at him strange when he didn't know the dosages they came in.
Good Morning All, I had a long night but at least I know I was not wandering around and not remembering. I did not get to bed until 3:30 AM. The good thing is my wife let me sleep until 10:00 AM. She is so nice to me. She got up and made sure everything was quiet and this is probably the best sleep I have had in months. I just don't know how I can fit this kind of schedule into my working schedule.
PAlady, you know the old saying, the memory is the first to go. If anytimg is going to hinder my working it is going to be my ability to get the words and thoughts from my mind to being able to deliver it. My PCP told me that he could increase my meds but decrease my IQ. I am not sure I have that much to start with so I don't want to lose much. Maybe not being able to remember will help with SSD as long as you can remember to get it all down. I have a feeling you are going to have more than enough put together for your case.
Hara, I am glad I stopped the ambien as my wife was talking of locking our bedroom door and taking my keys away and hiding them at night. Sometimes we have to weigh the benefit of the meds with the side effects. I could see a new street sign in front of our house, Warning, Sleep Walker Ahead.
Lindaloo, The sleep problem was what started the jpourney that I am on right now. 2 1/2 years ago I was at the point that I slept only an average of 2 hours a night due to the pain. I had been managing the pain with pills since my injury 11 years ago. Now, 3 surgeries and many medication trials I am still facing the same issues. My PMS told me after the Stim Trial, "this is as good as it is going to get." I am not ready to give up.
Modelmaker, What did the nurse mean most people our age. Just kidding. Since I am not eligible for Social Security Disability, not because I am not disabled because the state where I worked listed me as totally and pemanently disabled, I am looking at the 59 1/2 and 62 age marks more and more. I am 1 week away from having my SCS implant.