Good morning I hope you were able to get some rest. It seems so unfair that you have to deal with sleeplessness after everything you have been through. I wish I could give you some advise on going to sleep..... but I just now reached 4hrs a night with only 3 or so waking periods. I even get 5hr nights sprinkled in! All I could say is to talk with your doctor about it to see if there is anything he can do to help.
I got a bit worried when you mentioned trying to cut back your medications by yourself. I am not being stern in anyway.... but I really feel that while you are still recovering is not a good time. I know you are uncomfortable with the medications, but you have got to do what is best for your body right now. There will be plenty of time down the road to tackle tapering down. Your body needs to be comfortable and as little spasms as possible to properly heal. The last thing you need is uncontrolled spasms and inflammation.
I hope you are able to stay off your feet and more so, decent sleep. Know you are in our hearts here!
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