Does anyone have insomnia and IBS ? I only have a little bit of bloating during the day. I wake up after 3-4 hours of sleep, usually due to farting. Then, I rarely go back to sleep. Thus, I have insomnia and its hurting my ability to work properly. I rarely sleep 6-7 hours.
Very rarely, I am also woken up by low level heartburn (thanks to my hiatal hernia). But, this is under good control with PPIs.
Is anyone else having such problems ? What have you tried to fix it ?
For a few years until recently, I had almost daily IBS-C and A. Not anymore. But, this bloating and early morning gas started in the past 4 years or so and has basically ruined my life. Its hard to keep a job. I have survived thanks to a combination of meds to help me sleep - Trazodone (antidepressant, side effect is sleep which insomniacs need), ZZZquil (made of nquil ingredients, otc drug just for sleeping), Cyclobenzaprine (muscle relaxant) etc.
The problem is that the trazodone seems to worsen my heartburn after using it for a year. I am not 100% sure though. It could be my stomach sliding due to the 2cm hiatal hernia that I have. Could be something else. It also makes me a bit foggy headed, say 30% of the times.
The other drugs usually make me much more unclear and foggy headed. So, I only use them rarely on weekends.
Post Edited (phoenixca) : 10/5/2018 7:23:51 AM (GMT-6)