I really dont think the ER will do much, I have gone several times complaining that something was going on so I cant sleep and they always say benadryl or they will offer vistiril, but ambien is about
it for something stong for sleep, but our bodies can become tolerant to it, so maybe you need a week off from it, then try taking it again. But a week of hardly any sleep will be a pain, but I'm sure nothing terrible will happen, I know because of personal experience, cause its not like the ER can do blood and urine tests or xrays for your sleep issues, maybe an urgent care will make more sence, but even there they wont offer you anything stronger then ambien, they probably wont even prescribe ambien. I went to the urgent care about
5 years ago cause of sleep and all they gave me was that visteril (which is just a stonger benadryl).
I only slept 3 hours last night, thats about
normal for me and I really hate it. This has been going on for about
3 months now. I'm usually wide awake til about
4am then I have to get up at 7am to get my kids to school, then I will have plans to go to back to sleep, but that never happens. Either someone needs me to do something, or I have things that have to get done, or I have some idiot knocking and ringing my door bell nonstop for hours at a time, and banging on my windows, and I will ignore them cause sometimes I just need some me time, it's the only time I get away from my kids where I dont feel bad about
them being gone, and yet I never get to relax. With my pain and fatigue, I need time to relax so I will have energy for when my kids get home from school. I cant sleep at night for some reason I dont understand, I'm just wide awake, then I will start playing a game on the computer or the Wii and I cant stop cause it's too addicting and it seems to take my mind off of the pain and stress I have, and time flies by, and before I know it, it's like 4 or 5 am, and even when I try to force myself asleep, I just twist and turn in bed til I cant stand it anymore.
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg,Arthiritis in my back, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks, Bipolar
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the counter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet), and Biofreeze
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, marsupilized bartholin gland cyst
"Never go to a doctor's office whose plants has died."
Posted 4/11/2009 5:17 AM (GMT -7)
I'm so sorry to hear about your sleeping problems, I too have had sleeping disorders since a very young age. There are some great suggestions here that might help you. I've found that the more upset you get over it, the worse it gets. I know it may be easy for me to say but you need to loose the anger that always comes with lack of sleep. Try to find your happy place and focus on it. I know that sounds corny but it works for me. Sometimes I even lucky and fall asleep there (my happy place) and dream I'm there. After years of insomnia I guess I've gotten used to less sleep if thats possible? I am up every hour like clockwork to use the bathroom as a result of my prostate cancer surgery anyway and only sleep from 3 - 5 hours a night, 5 being a good night. I hope you find some relief soon Little Sister, please let us know how you're doing!!!
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa!
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