I tried every sleep med from halcion, ambien cr, reg, lunesta, I ended up taking Klonopin it helps with my restless leg and my sleep i still wake up 2-3 times but i can fall back to sleep and feel rested. Amytriptalin or Elavil is very affective it is a mild antidepressant (that is the generic and name brand) it is safe and helps with sleep a lot of times drs. will piggy back it with another med if you have trouble with depression or anxiety because good sleep helps both.
I lately have been having that loss of will to keep playing the pain game. But even though i have had a crappy day i have hope. I decided to take a medrol pack after talking to my rheumy on the phone and going into the dr. because i have been in a flare for a month my hands were killing my knees my well you get it.. every joint, i keep getting thrush oral candidiasis, i am so tired i walk into walls and on top of that i am struggling with some neurological problems. oh and i am diabetic. so everytime i take prendisone... my sugar is out of whack. so i went to talk about getting on provigil which is expensive and is a band aide. I took it before and it does help. it is a drug used for narcolepsy. because it wouldn't make my sugar whacky. well, there is a new weight loss shot, i have lost at least 25lbs since jan but have about 80 to go. i don't like changing two drugs ever at once. so we decided i would go on a medrol pack and start the injections for a month to take more weight off. hopefully the medrol pack will help get me out of the flare enough so i can function and the weight loss will help keep my sugar down. that way i am not putting a band aid on i am trying to stop the circle. then when i am off the medrol and go in for my infusion i will get a cortisone shot in my shoulder and possibly get on provigil for a month or two.
Do any of you have Diabetes II and lupus or RA?and have this problem. Lynnwood... I totally agree Mind over Matter.. I would say 80% of the time I believe challenges are put in our lives for a reason. and It is how I deal with them that is the most important. when i am on here i tend to vent a bit. I have not been in my 80% in about a month, i am still grateful for the challenge i just feel overwhelmed by the obstacles. Thank you for the reminder.
I did feel better today when i saw a different dr at the practice i go to becuz mine was out and i have seen him before. He said something to the effect... You have been given more than a few obstacles to overcome that have no end. He said so..don't try to have perfect blood sugar this week, this week try to move your joints, do a medrol pack and check your sugar and if it isn't high enough for a hospital visit...tell yourself it is a good day. next week when you are off it the numbers will be better and maybe your joints will be tolerable. Sometimes you just have to pick and choose to get by.
I like Realist. like a dr that says everyday no matter how bad get up and walk 15 minutes. that is doable. no matter how crappy i can pace my floor for 15. but if someone said go walk outside a mile everyday. if it is to hot, nope to sunny nope if i feel real bad, i fall a lot, We do live in the real world ours just has modified guidelines.. i just forget that sometimes.
May each of your tomorrows bring you joy, a happy memory and a bit of healing. Its 1:14 a.m. i should really try to hit it. I have been coughing and i don't want to wake up my husband. lol its funny because i think he could sleep through most anything.
thank you all for listening, and being not only a virtual sounding board but real people. hugs to all Diana Fern