I have terrible insomnia with Pred. Since I didn't want to take sleeping medication, I just tried to relax and decide that when my body needed sleep, it would take it. Also, I learned to sleep when I could. The "experts" always say if you have insomnia, don't take naps, go to bed at the same time every day, blah, blah. None of that worked for me. I went for a long time refusing to let myself nap so I'd sleep at night. What I found was that naps made no difference in whether I slept at night. So, following my dear husband's suggestion, I started sleeping whenever I could. If I was home and felt sleepy, I laid down and slept for thirty minutes or an hour.
If you don't mind taking another med, try calling your doctor and asking for something to help you sleep.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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