Good sleep IS really important (and sometimes hard to come by!).
I agree that the sleep really is a big issue. My rheumy said that he would address sleep issues before other symptoms because bad sleep really can cause the pain and fatigue. * sighhhhh *
Have you tried taking benadryl (Diphenhydramine hydrochloride). This is the PM in Tylenol PM. I buy generic and only use it "as needed". Sometimes I'll use it three nights in a row and sometimes only on occasion. I try not to use it all the time because I'm afraid it will lose its effectiveness (not sure that's a legitimate concern). But . . . it seems (in my case) that good sleep has resulted in more good sleep. In other words . . . once I got a few nights of good sleep, I had more energy, did more physically (careful not to overdo, of course) and then slept better w/o any benadryl.
Just a thought.
I'm sending you some sleepy dust to help you sleep tonight!! I used to pull it out of my pocket and toss it at my kids as I tucked them in. They would block their eyes!!! LOL!! But then they'd always laugh!!
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