The Dude Abides said...
My husband has always had trouble with sleep... he currently takes melatonin plus UDream (herbal sleep remedy) but it’s still not that great. I swear he’s chronically tired and needs more sleep.
I’m the opposite - sleep within 10 minutes after my head hits the pillow and sleep a solid 7-8 hours... plus an afternoon nap for half an hour.
He’s so jealous... lol
I'm jealous, too. I can be in bed for 12 hours and I'm still tired. I'm always tired. This started in 2003, but seemed to improve for a few years. But, since 2013, the fatigue has not abated.
Has your husband tried small doses of melatonin, versus larger doses?Life Extension Melatonin, 6-Hour Time-Released, 300 mcg, 100 Tabletshttps://www.amzn.com/b00cdabruw
Also, has he been tested for Sleep Apnea? Does he snore, gasp for air, and/or stop breathing at night?
Does he have any idea what may be causing his poor sleep? Do you have any guesses? When did this start for him?
Sorry for all the questions.
My husband does use lower doses of the melatonin now - he gets the capsules (1 mg) and
opens them up and takes about
He was tested for sleep apnea several years ago - before I started getting lyme symptoms - so that would be over 6 years ago - due to his poor sleep patterns and his results didn’t show any issues.
BUT - he swears he didn’t sleep a wink because of the contraptions he was having to wear. So likely not a valid test result.
He sometimes will snore but not too bad/loud and just intermittently.
I’m a fairly light sleeper so if he was noisy I’d most likely be woken.
He’s not slept well as long as I’ve been with him.
When he wakes in the morning (usually early) - he HAS to get out of bed - says he’s uncomfortable and can’t get back to sleep.
When we wouid go to another city and stay in a hotel - he’d be awake at 6:00 a.m and the “deal” was he’d quietly get dressed and leave the room for a couple of hours so I could sleep longer.... lol.
I think his poor sleep could be from the infections. He has tested positive - my LLND thought he should test even though he didn’t have any glaring symptoms.
He has a few other health anomalies but nothing bad enough to want to address them.
When I was diagnosed , The “deal” was I’d treat first and then he would. Someone needs to work and I was acutely ill. We figured a year or so for me (my past health has been quite good prior to lyme so we though I’d kick it to the curb quickly) - yah right!
We had no idea how complicated treating chronic Lyme would be.
It’s really changed our lives - in a big way... well you know ... sigh...
Now I’m feeling closer to getting back to work - need to work but don’t feel confident applying for jobs - at my age - it will almost be time to retire.
Last time we talked about
it - he said he doesn’t want to treat lyme - doesn’t want to
open Pandora’s box - as he’s functioning “okay” now.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
Post Edited (Girlie) : 11/2/2019 1:49:07 AM (GMT-6)