Help, Can't sleep

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Azstrait
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 259
   Posted 9/27/2007 8:31 AM (GMT 0)   
I just got released from the hospital after a 9day stay and during that stay I was on around the clock Morphine by IV and for a few days Ms Contin and the IV Morphine. I was sent home on 30mgs of Prednisone which is to be tapered by my GI. I am now going on 1 hour of sleep since last night. I have tried Sleep Tyme tea, Benadryl, etc but if I fall asleep  then I cant seem to stay a sleep. I feel like a zombie. I know higher dosages of Prednisone can cause insomnia but not sure if it is the culprit now. I am not taking any narcotics for pain which is good. Stopping the Morphine or being on Morphine stated it could cause insomnia. What things do you use or do when you cant sleep? I am not inclined to want to take a prescription sleeping pill for fear of getting addicted.
42 yrs, diagnosed Crohn's 1988, 2 bowel resections, 1 strictureplasty, 1 botched exploratory surgery, 1 emergency surgery for ruptured ulcer, Remicade every 8 wks, Immuran 100 mg, Protonix


yogaprof
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 9/27/2007 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on 80 mg and never slept for more than a few hours. I took ambian which helped some and don't worry about addition, get some rest! find time for naps. take care!
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and preparing to begin Humira.


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/27/2007 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Well if you are on Pred right now, you might just have to get a sleeping pill to take temporarily. One thing to help with the Pred is to take it as early in the morning as you can. That way some of the effects go down a little in the evening. I did it that way and was able to sleep a little better.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/27/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi As Nanners said take it before 9 was what I was told. When will you be getting below 30 ? As you said could be coming off the pain meds not helping you sleep either. Wouldn't think you would get addicted if you only take it for a short duration or once in awhile. What does your DR. say about it?lol gail

Azstrait
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 259
   Posted 9/27/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I finally took a sleeping pill about 240am and was able to sleep about 4 hours. Still not very restfully sleep but definitely better than 1 hr. If it goes on too much longer I will contact my doctors office and let them know. I have taken Ambien before. I have appt. Oct. 9th with my GI and hopefully he will ower the Prednisone down. The effects after Morphine say it can cause inability fallingi asleep or staying asleep. I had been on both Prednisone and Morphine in the hospital and afterwards before but dont seem to recall having this hard of time. Maybe I am just beyond tired and cant unwind. Thanks for the tip to take the Prednisone earlier and I took it today at 730am. Thanks again.
42 yrs, diagnosed Crohn's 1988, 2 bowel resections, 1 strictureplasty, 1 botched exploratory surgery, 1 emergency surgery for ruptured ulcer, Remicade every 8 wks, Immuran 100 mg, Protonix


Jenn4dex
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 9/28/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking temazapham 15 mgs. one per night for over 2 months now and was afraid i was getting addicted and asked for the 7 mg brand tablet, Restoril, to help me wean off of it.  Both my doctors said I am not addicted and the fact that I am asking for a smaller dose tells them I am taking it as directed, for help SLEEPING.  They siad the fact that I am sleeping 8 hours and am being productive, going to work, feeling good, etc. is the purpose for taking them and not to feel guilty, so I feel better about taking it.  I sleep incredible now. Ambien only works for like 4-5 hours.  You should really try a mild sedative.  For me it has worked wonders.


Jennifer
Diagnosed 1/06
CD of Terminal Ileum
Taking Pentasa, Prograf and Remicade.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 5:42 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,900 posts in 301,070 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151224 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, teacher2many.
217 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
teacher2many, Sherrine, NevadaMike, fibrocushie, Traveler


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer