Insomia WORSE now that I'm lowering Pred?

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Kaycie
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh! What gives... I'm going to be WIPED tomorrow if I don't get some rest soon..... I'm even taking 3 Xanax a day because of my blood pressure issues.

Ay Ay Ay! I haven't taken an Ambien in several months, but I may have to resort to it this week!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kaycie, have you talked to your doctor about your sleeping problem. ppl with cd needs atleast 8 hours sleep.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 12/15/2008 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
teddybearweiser said...
Hi Kaycie, have you talked to your doctor about your sleeping problem. ppl with cd needs atleast 8 hours sleep.


Yup, they are aware. I'll be off the Pred this week and with the buzz of the holidays and the "mental" stress I'm under, I'm hoping once I get a few days off and we through all this, it'll get better. I think I'll probably take some Ambien once I get off the Pred.

I should note I'm dealing with high blood pressure because of Pred. And, I'm on Xanax .25mg/day and Hydroclorathiazide (sp?) - 25mg.

Anyway, I think all my issues combined have just left my mind unable to settle down at night. I'm trying all my tricks, and they just aren't working. Just going to hope once the Pred is out of my system, this too gradually gets better... the weekends aren't bad because if I am up all night, I can at least sleep in, but the weekdays can be VERY tough at times. If I miss sleep at night, i try to catch up with a late afternoon nap with my 16 month old. It's only about 30min-1 hour but if I only got a few hours of sleep the night before, I feel MUCH better...

Thanks for the response tho. I do have a script for Ambien, but only as needed and I've only taken it maybe 3-4 times. Usually a Xanax will cut it, but since I'm taking it daily now for blood pressure, it seems to have lost it's effectiveness...
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old


gachrons
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   Posted 12/16/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kaycie maybe call your pharmasist and ask if you could take it when on the other meds I feel a couple nights sleep would go a long way. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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