Any Insomniacs Here???

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vette guy
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   Posted 12/13/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Though it's got nothing to do with my having an ostomy, I've been an insomniac ever since I graduated from college 25 years ago. Anyone else? Plus, what nonprescription remedies work well for you?

summerstorm
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   Posted 12/13/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG i never sleep. I used to take ambien some, but that doesnt' even help anymore,and with a 3 year old i can't be all drugged up at night. I find that staying up extremely late helps me sleep a little better. If i try to lay down before usually 1, i just lay there for hours, and that makes it worse. There are some days i just have to crash earlier though. tonight will probably be one of those, went tobed a 4 last night, got up at 7,came home went back to bed at 830, then got up at 10, so needless to say i am a sleepy girl, lol.

peggy113
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   Posted 12/13/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a lot of nights that I am up in the middle of the night.. not really an inscomniac, but up for an hour or two, then back to sleep. It doesn't say much for feeling very rested the next day. There is no rhyme or reason as to why I'm up and down like that. Yep, I've tried the Ambien and Xanax. Sometimes it works well. Whenever my DH cannot sleep, he usually drinks a luke warm cup of milk. He swears by that. Me, well, I usually drink some decaf herbal tea --- just something warm in my belly seems to help, and sometimes I just need a mid nighttime snack and I go back to sleep.

What do you do?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Wade457
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   Posted 12/13/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Putting on a movie just before going to bed is the best sleeping pill ever made...

summerstorm
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   Posted 12/13/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
i cant do that, it makes me sleepy, but then i hear something on the movie tht sounds interesting and i wake up. However, even though i have tried probably 15 times, i have never made it all the way through "the truman show" i finally started watching it in pieces, just so i could see it,

sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 12/13/2008 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, it's TV. And not TV that I am all that interested in, or I'd be like Summerstorm and start paying attention to the show. I usually have some sitcom reruns on and then it just lulls me to sleep. Prescription stuff doesn't work at all for me. Or, and this is WAY TMI, but when all else fails, I can wake the hubby up and... yeah, um....and then after that, I am dead to the world.
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.


Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileostomy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. Gallbladder removed December 5, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
When I can't sleep, a little sip of Nyquil works every time.

summerstorm
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   Posted 12/15/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
lol i use eqaute cough syrup

Wade457
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   Posted 12/15/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
flchurchlady said...
When I can't sleep, a little sip of Nyquil works every time.

Ny Quill - yummm :)

Almost as good as Vicks Formula 44....

lolaleigh
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I am lucky to go to sleep by two...then wake up at 3 to poop...it's usually so painful, it wakes me up completely..and I don't go back to sleep..I have to get one kid off to school and homeschool another....the only thing that makes me sleep is either sheer exhaustion or ALOT of alcohol...maybe that is passing out..well, whatever works..LOL 

summerstorm
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
oh yes drunk sleep is awesome, lol.

I like the equate nighttime cough and cold that helps me sleep, and if you take it with a zyrtec you can sleep really good!

vette guy
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   Posted 12/16/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
sfgiantsjo said...
For me, it's TV. And not TV that I am all that interested in, or I'd be like Summerstorm and start paying attention to the show. I usually have some sitcom reruns on and then it just lulls me to sleep. Prescription stuff doesn't work at all for me. Or, and this is WAY TMI, but when all else fails, I can wake the hubby up and... yeah, um....and then after that, I am dead to the world.

I'll have to give that a try.....where do you live??....I'm kidding! I'm kidding!

sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 12/16/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
HA HA HA! I totally deserved that! But hey, it does work! I hope you get some rest soon.
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.


Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileostomy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. Gallbladder removed December 5, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.


vette guy
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
My mother-in-law mailed me about 15 5mg Valium to help me sleep. What's a reasonable amount I can take without pulling a Heath Ledger?

peggy113
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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I notice that your post is a coupe of days old. Have you tried the valium yet? Any luck?

I'd try only one the first night, and watch your sugar and caffeine intake through the evening hours. And also see how you feel when you wake up in the morning... do you feel groggy, out of it, etc.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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