Insomnia and other stuff... need advice

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Jade25
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   Posted 8/22/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,
 
I've had a terrible time trying to sleep for the last month or so now. I am not having abnormal BMs at night, however if I'm lucky enough to fall asleep, I'm still waking up 2-6 times to urinate. I'm not even drinking more than 3 glasses of water after 6pm! I thought it was a UTI, but I never have any painful urination... my face feels flushed, and hot, yet my hands and feet are freezing... and my temperature reads 35.7 degrees celsius!
 
None of this is new, it comes and goes... I know I should see a doctor, but it took so long just to get any help for the IBS, I don't want to go through it again unless it's serious. More than anything, I just want to sleep. I was practically passing out earlier, and now I can't even stay still in bed - and feeling like I need to urinate 2 minutes after I just went doesn't help either.
 
Also, in the last several months I have this weird thing... when I lay down to sleep I sometimes experience high pitched ringing in my ears... and my entire body feels numb. I literally jerk awake just to *feel* again... it's so weird. :( I dunno... sorry for the rambling, I'm just exhausted from lack of sleep. I feel like I can *go* again... 4th time in the last hour. It's going to be a long night.
 
Sleep well,
 
Jade
Diagnosed with IBS in 2006
IBS symptoms since 1998
Chronic Back Injury since 2005
 

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

 


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/22/2006 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the night urination on occassion. I just get back to bed and then I have to go again and I really go, not just a little. That can happen up to 10 times toward morning for me. I went to the urologist and he said as long as it doesn't happen all the time there is no problem. Yours sounds like it is happening more frequently and it is very easy to see if you have an infection with a urine test and a blood test will tell how the kidneys are functioning. I get it a day or two after I have eaten really salty food. sort of like my body is throwing off the extra sodium. I never get this during the day so Ithink since yours is so prevalent I would at least get a blood test and urine analysis. Frequent urination is a sign of diabetes also. I am not diabetic but my sugar runs a little higher than normal sometimes so I am considered glucose impaired or what they call pre-diabetes. I don't feel any flushing or anything else that you describe. I dont know celsius vrs degrees.

missie1227
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   Posted 8/22/2006 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
poin the club i cant sleep either despite being on xanax .50mg twice daily and pain meds i still can not sleep i have day/night sleep reversal....i dont know how i got into this pattern or how to get out of it, my brain is messed up when it somes to slepping and keeping normal hours like other folks it is awful
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. on SSDI after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, IBS ( C & D). norco, xanax, predisone shots. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Keriamon
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   Posted 8/23/2006 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
You may want to get your hormones checked; they can cause you to flush (hot flash) and to feel cold at the same time. Coming home from Wales one time I felt like I constantly needed to pee, even when I had just peed--not a good feeling to have when you are sitting in the middle seat out of a row of 5. I told my mother about it and she said that it may have just been a little UTI. I never burned or hurt either. So I guess you can have one with no other symptom than the need to pee frequently. Also, blood pressure and edema (swelling) can mess up your body temp and your need to pee. My grandmother was apparently retaining water ahead of a mild heart attack; after the attack (which even she wasn't really aware that she had), all of that fluid decided to come off at once. We had to stop several times to let her go to the bathroom and she said she'd never peed so much at once in her life. People can have fluid retention problems, though, without having heart problems. And, as Canyon said, you need to be checked for diabetes as that can cause fluid retention, poor circulation in the hands and feet (making them cold) and another symptom is constant thirst.

Jade25
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   Posted 8/23/2006 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I weight about 95-100lbs, and have always had low BP. Every time I check my temperature, it seems lower than it should be, fever or not.

If it gets worse, I'll see someone... but it's just so frustrating to be awake when I'm so tired, and having to visit the washroom 6 times a night.

~ Jade
Diagnosed with IBS in 2006
IBS symptoms since 1998
Chronic Back Injury since 2005
 

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

 


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/23/2006 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Missie, I have day night reversal also. I think that is bound to happen with insomnia. If I took that much Xanax I couldn't get out of bed. My Dr. just gave me some samples of Rozerem for sleep which is NOT habit forming. He also suggested 2 or 3 mg of Melatonin. He also suggested I take a class in Yoga. I am definetly a type A personality and he feels my mind just can't shut down.

Jade, if you temp is lower than normal and you have not had your thyroid tested you might get the thyroid test. It can cause all kinds of nutty problems.

missie1227
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   Posted 8/26/2006 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
hi--- actually i am on less than 1 mg total of xanax.
it breaks down to .50mg ( less than 1 mg) times two ( every 12 hours.)
some peeps are on 10 mg a day or more......
 
the smallest amount you can be on of xanax is .25mg many times docs tell peeps with anxiety to take .25mg x's 4 a day for panic etc. which translates to .25mg every 6 hours
so this is a really not alot....
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. on SSDI after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, IBS ( C & D). norco, xanax, predisone shots. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/28/2006 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Jade, I notice that when I take Xanax for sleep that I tend to go more at night. I think it is a relaxation thing. I don't go all that much durng the day and certainly not so many times in a row as I do at night. I also notice that if I have salty food that this happens about 2 days later.

Jade25
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   Posted 8/28/2006 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't take any meds, though, except Immodium.

Here is something that isn't all that great, however I feel I should share it. When I drink alcohol, I don't have D... I can even eat without Immodium, and not have an episode, and will usually just get it the next morning. How weird is that? I know I should just give up the booze, but if it guarantees me a D-Free night, along with the pain-relieving effects (I don't take any pain meds now, not even tylenol) then why would I deny myself that? Only one or two will do it... yet I tend to feel a lot of pain in the right upper quadrant then next day. :( I don't know what to do some days, though. What a life we live sometimes, huh?

~ Jade
Diagnosed with IBS in 2006
IBS symptoms since 1998
Chronic Back Injury since 2005
 

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

 


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/28/2006 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, Tylenol and alcohol can be a deadly combination. I am sure you knwo that. Strangely enough you are not the first person to mention that you don't have the diahrea if you drink. it was a while back but someone else said that and I know it was true with my husband. He never had a problem when we went out to eat and he had his drinks but when we went out for breakfast or lunch he was in the john before I was done with my coffee. If we had a Bloody Mary for breakfast he didn't have to go. I am sure there is a logical reason, perhaps the relaxation that the alcohol causes. I jsut know it is true. you mention pain in the upper right quadrant. My husband did have gall bladder disease but he never really said he had pain. it was discovered on his autopsy when he died of a heart attack. His gall bladder was completely blocked with stones. I don't know why he didn't have pain.

missie1227
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   Posted 9/1/2006 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Canyonbabe711 said...
Well, Tylenol and alcohol can be a deadly combination. I am sure you knwo that. Strangely enough you are not the first person to mention that you don't have the diahrea if you drink. it was a while back but someone else said that and I know it was true with my husband. He never had a problem when we went out to eat and he had his drinks but when we went out for breakfast or lunch he was in the john before I was done with my coffee. If we had a Bloody Mary for breakfast he didn't have to go. I am sure there is a logical reason, perhaps the relaxation that the alcohol causes. I jsut know it is true. you mention pain in the upper right quadrant. My husband did have gall bladder disease but he never really said he had pain. it was discovered on his autopsy when he died of a heart attack. His gall bladder was completely blocked with stones. I don't know why he didn't have pain.
cayon- how old was your husband when he died of  his HA?
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. on SSDI after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, IBS ( C & D). norco, xanax, predisone shots. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 9/1/2006 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Two weeks short of 65. Sudden death attack which turned out to be from a genetic problem(though his family all seems to live to late 90's and 100's) but that is what autopsy showed and we did have to have all his children and grandchildren tested. Same type of disease that kills athletes when they are young. He was also a athlete and never sick a day in his life. Truly a shock. He did smoke and did drink and that may have made the disease worse in him. I believe it added to it a great deal.

It sounds as if you have really had a rough time. I have a cousin that has had a terrible time with intestinal problems his whole life. He is down to 107 lbs and is 75. He goes all the time but he says if he eats ice cream at night he doesn't get diahrea. Now for me it would be the opposite so I guess everyone has to find their own way with this IBS. Another friend of mine had been on some very strong opiate for years to prevent diahrea and a Dr. put her on Metamcil and she was able to get off the opiates. My cousin also takes the Metamucil even thought the Dr. tell him not to. He says he has to or he would go more. This sure is not an easy disease to figure out.

I still think it is a fluid retention thing for the urination. I had chinese food last night and was so bloated and hands swollen I had to take a water pill to start feeling better but I bet if I had waited tomorrow I would be going a gazillion times again.
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