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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/30/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
whuts up ppl...ive been on 100 mgs of pred for about 6 weeks and its drivin me krazy...aside frum me snappin on everybody, tha most bothersome thing is that i cannot doc does not want to put me on ambian bcuz he says it will affect my platelets which were at 5 when i started seeing him a coupla months they are up to 60 but he wants them a lil higher...i wuz takin unisom but that isnt helpin...he said to take 2 benadryl, which, surprisingly, has tha same amount of sleep agent as the unisom but thats a different story 4 another day...i wuz surprised to know benadryl is jus a sleep agent...*smile* anyway, i have resorted to 1 benadryl and 1 unisom...thats not working...i even stepped it up and pulled a junkie move...i did 1 unisom, 1 benadryl, 1 darvocet, and 1 vicadin...all within a 2-3 hour window...still was up after a couple of hours of sleep...does ANYONE have any advice???? please give me your feedback....i should change my name to SLEEPLESS IN ATLANTA......

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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JustOnce. I too am in ATL. Been having internet trouble, so haven't been on forum much, but welcome to our forum. I take 8mg pred daily (I know you're saying: woooo). Sunday, I finished 6 days of medrol. I've never been on 60 mg of pred and don't want to know, but even the 32mg of steroids kept me awake for a few days. It happens to all of us- we anticipate it, will never embrace it and catch sleep when we can. Some keep movies available, magazines and if you can concentrate, books for these all nighters.  If you're working it really sucks. BTW, benadryl is an anti-histamine that has sleep as a side effect. Your body will develop a tolerance pretty quickly, then you won't sleep. I'm sorry you're so wired. I would send you lots of calming sleep vibes, but it's 4:30 AM and I'm up too. So, I'm sending lots of empathy and ((((hugs)))!  Love, Butterflake

Dx: SLE ('05), depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea (use a CPAP), hypertension, IBS
Tx: CellCept plaquenil methotrexate prednisone prozac celebrex lisinopril actos lipitor nexeum seroquel arthritis tylenol actonel ambien multi vitamin C flaxseed oil  PRN: gabapentin promethazine xanax
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/30/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the advice butterflake....i guess i have no choice but to ride this a big sports fan but i guess its time to crank up the tivo and jus deal with it...oh, and no, im not laid off from home depots corporate headquarters back in november after 16 years of, money is about to run out...actually, i wish i was workin...but, such is life...u take care and again, thanks...
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