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   Posted 11/21/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
hi...well i'm back on pred...juss on for two days but i'm hardly getting any sleep....close to 4 hours a day...the first time i use pred it work perfectly fine but this juss wondering if any of u take pills or medication for sleeping during the use of pred.....i heard is addictive(sleeping pill)=P

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   Posted 11/21/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally have not but I do know some that have been prescribed medications to help with sleep. You might call your doctor and discuss your inability to sleep and see if they will prescribe something for a very short time to get you over the rough part.
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   Posted 11/21/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I found it useful to take a couple Benadryl. It's the same medicine most OTC sleep meds have.
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   Posted 11/22/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Tomboi, do you take your Pred as early in the morning as possible? That might help avoid some of the insomnia effects. And I agree Bendryl is a good one to try.
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   Posted 11/22/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
hi...thx for the answer.....neway Bendryl u guys talk abut is it over the counter or i need my doc to prescribe also.......i juss realize this last night my body and arm get really itchy by night do u guys think it would be the not sure should i call my gi he seem so busy and but he book me an apointment in 2week........
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