Hi hippi, boy I wish I knew the answer to that one! I finally got a good night sleep last night. I by passed a pain killer and took 2 ibprophine and I slept well. Of course I hadn't slept in two days before that as everyone could probably tell by my rambling about absolutely nothing. The only thing the doctor has ever told me is that the effects of not sleeping hit harder and faster because we are already in a constant battle with our health to begin with that we don't have any extra to fight back with.
I think right now the biggest problem I have is the doctor changed my pain meds from vicodin to percocet. I was talking to my brother and he said percocet keeps him awake. They changed my xanax to twice as strong you would think that would help me sleep but it didn't even phase me. I thought about asking for sleeping pills but frankly I just don't want to take anymore pills. I've heard that depression can keep you awake just as much as it can make you sleep all the time.
Lynnwood I hope you get some answers and share them with us.
thanks for starting this thread hippi, it's good to hear what others have to say about this
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF, Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4.
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