I have always had trouble with sleep. Usually takes over an hour or two to fall asleep and then I'll keep waking up. I've very rarely had problems with "d" at night. My problems usually occurs after lunch. I guess I'm lucky like that. My doctor prescribed Ambien last year when I was on Pred and really had problems with insomnia. I've been on it ever since. I worry that I'll have problems sleeping with out it so I'll stop taking it for a day or two. And sure enough I'm up half the night. Since I still work and have to get up at 5:00am I continue taking it.
I still have refills but I just took my last one last night and I'm going to see if I have trouble tonight. I hope not. I really hate having to take it but I sure love being able to fall asleep within ten minutes and sleeping through the night. I don't seem to have any troubles waking at night if I need to.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor