Thank you everyone. it makes me feel better to know that i am not screaming into the wind. !!hugs to all!!
I love the sleepy suggestions. I know most of them, with the only new one was no electronics 60 mins prior. Yes, the resource threads are awesome. I do a relaxing yoga routine each night after my shower and meditate. If I can shut down my mind my body is right there to wake me up. I have found that there is a difference between falling asleep and staying asleep. I typically wake after a muscle spasm or rolling over on my arm. The tingles wake me up often too.
I did talk to the ortho doc and expressed how this is effecting my life. He was fine with medicating me. It has been *me* that has been resistant. I spent so long be told I was crazy, malingering, or a drug seeker that I just avoided that part of treatment. Add almost a year of not knowing what was wrong and its, well it wasn't a climate that I felt comfortable with the conversation. Now that we have a dx I am ready to explore sleeping again.
I was going to ask my gyn for sleep help as he did my last surgery. But I was able to talk to ortho about
a lot today. Sleep deprivation overruled my hesitation.
I pretty much repeated my post. I hadn't told him about
the a/d due to the no diagnosis issue. He would have jumped on that and never kept looking for the real issue. Yes I said that too when he asked about
He rx'd Restoril 7.5mg cap for sleep and nucynta (sp?) for pain. I haven't picked them up yet, there was a snafu with the insurance. I need to research before I attempt anyhow. my body gets all funny with meds. Anyone familiar?
I was born & raised in Florida but have spent the last 20 years with my hubby up north in the corn.
Thanks again everyone. I am blessed to have such wonderful support.
Pretending to be a normal person day after day is exhausting!