this happened to me too during my flare from hell last sept/oct. I was up every hour or so or more. Once the meds kicked in I was ok.
until that point, I had to sleep a couple of times, so I took some tylenol PM just a couple of times and it did help me, though I still got up once or twice. Also, what really helped me too, but more w/cramping was a heating pad a big one it is about 15 inches wide and maybe a little longer.
so sorry you are going through this! I know how awful it is!! It took a couple of months to get rid of the black circles under my eyes I got from it.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!