Hello and welcome. This forum has helped me a lot because after being told repeatedly "ït's all in your head", I tended to begin to believe. I came here and discoved Chutz's list of symptoms (top two threads), very helpful, and then I went down the list : yup, got that, and that, yup, yup, yup......... So, was I relieved to find out that I'm not crazy, or a drug seeking junkie, or imagining this in order to get attention, rather, there are reasons why I feel this way. I also did a major go round or six, where I was so depressed, the doctors either would not or could not help me. One anti-depressant I was on, Lexapro, I believe, was a sugar pill. It did diddly. At least it had no nasty side effects, It didn't have any effects at all.So, I admire you for doing the research. What conclusions did you draw vis a vis how to fix your sleep so it's not terrorism in between the bedsheets. I know, I get up at least once sometimes more, during the night to remake my bed. I get these really sore spots where my body touce any wrinkles in them. The fleece sheets are so taut, I don't run into the issue of my skin breaking down (like bedsores trying to take hold) The new sheets are almost to small for the bed, but, they don't have any wrinkles. I'm (with doctor's approval) trying to find a solution to how to get to sleep and worse still how to avoid waking up at two or three AM and not being able to fall bck to sleep. I do have amyltriptilene on hand, and it does put me to sleep after about
two hours but itgives me carb cravings and cotton mouth. The next day I feel like i was on a three day bender. (I don't drink, at all). I do get valium, 5mgs. at bedtime but it isn't doing the trick. I can fall asleep with it but I always wake up in the middle of the night. I also have muscle relaxers, flexeril. I can take thid with the valium and sometimes i'll sleep through. I'm on so many meds, it's embarassing. I am on at least seven. Nice to hear from you. Sorry this hit you so young. Maybe, though you'll find some answers for all of us.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.