This was a huge issue for me. Even with conventional sleep aids, I would fall asleep, but wake up several hours later in a lot of pain. Doc finally prescribed Ambien CR (now available as a generic but I can't remember the name). The results were amazing. I have been taking it nightly for about 4 years now and the difference is unbelievable.
I hope you are able to get this resolved, I know it can be awful.
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac.
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.