Insomnia/Sleep & IBS

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Jashi
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   Posted 12/25/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering,... does anyone else have problems sleeping, or waking after a couple hours because of IBS?  it has been happening to me a lot lately, 2-3 hrs sleep a night, but I just cant get confortable to sleep, and the irritation i feel - so i wake up, go to the loo and its C.
 
this is getting frustrating, i am on all the proper meds (that i know of lol) and even take Ambien CR - still get woken up and am left with a tired feeling all day and still C
 
HELP! cry
Jashi

"Success is falling down nine times and getting up ten."  ~Jon Bon Jovi
 


Jashi
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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
 just getting on topic notification, dont know how else to do it
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Perhaps you might try one of those pillows that you put in the microwave and put that on your stomach and maybe it will sooth it. I guess they don't want insomnia discussed but if it is you IBS keeping you awake maybe people will have some ideas. By the way I couldn't take AMbian as it made my stomach much worse.

Jashi
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   Posted 12/25/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
yes it is the IBS, i am not even certain it would be insomnia, as I am very tired, but I get fidgity and uncomfortable, and my gut hurts, it is driving me insane.

and sorry, didnt know insomnia couldnt be discussed, i wont use that term anymore. thanks for the input, this afternoon i got one of those heatwraps and put it on my belly, i did get some rest and relief.
Jashi
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I use a heating pad sometimes but you are not supposed to sleep with a heating pad which is why I like the rice bags that you can put in microwave. I love the heat wraps also. Good luck. You are probably having spasms so I would suggest you ask you Doctor about an antispasm medication or you might try fennel tea or tablets as that will relax the gut.

purdylady
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jashi, my medication that I take to sleep helps so maybe asking doctor for something stronger might help. Canyon how come you are not suppose to sleep with heating pad? I do, it does turn itself off after a certain amount of time. Anyway I hope things go well for you Jashi. Hugs Lora

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/26/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
That is what it says on the information that comes with it. Perhaps it is because if you are asleep and it goes awry it can burn you.

purdylady
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
yes canyon you are right a heating pad can burn your stomach. i do put a pillow case on heating pad than put it over flannel sheet that goes over my tummy so hopefully that will help  from not burning tummy, but thank you for letting me know. hugs lora

Jashi
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much to all of you for your replies and input! I too use an automatic shutoff heating pad, and also have a flannel over it for safety, i should have stated that. I am now on flax seed oil gelcap suppliments, i am feeling better, although not "regular" yet, but hey, anything is better than how i was feeling! and at least i was able to sleep a night through without the spasms/discomforting pain!

than you all!
i am so glad i found this site!

Jashi
"Success is falling down nine times and getting up ten."  ~Jon Bon Jovi
 


Jashi
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
oh and a PS the heatwrap thing i have is one of those things that stick on the undergarments and it is something like iron or something and it heats up and is disposible - i hope that makes sense? i bought them by the pads in the feminine aisle at the store, they were for "cramps" - but hey if it works :)

Jashi
"Success is falling down nine times and getting up ten."  ~Jon Bon Jovi
 


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I think also the heating pads are not made to be used for hours on end like electric blankets. Remember those. I guess some people still use them and they have improved them but I rarely see them advertised anymore. They were made for the long hall with sophisticated heat coils. I really don't think that heating pads have that kind of safety for long term use. Those heat wraps will go a full 8 hours but they are expensive.
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