It's almost 5 am here and this is the second time I've been up during the night. Sometimes I'm up three or four times. I usually go to bed at 10 pm or so and then I'm up at 1 am or 2 am. I'm up for about an hour then I go back to bed for a couple of hours and am up again around 4 am or 5 am. I'm up for about an hour and then I'm back in bed until the alarm goes off if I have things to do. If not, I wake up when my body is ready. This has been my pattern for the last 3 weeks or more. It sucks and I'm very tired of it. I wake up with racing thoughts, can't breathe well, have nightmares etc. My NP uped my dosage of seroquel from 300mg to 400mg yesterday. I thought that would keep me asleep, but oooohhhh noooo....AAARRRGGG!!! Any thoughts, words of wisdom, help?
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, prozac, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus, xanax, PRN for migraine)
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006