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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/27/2008 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I just love these sleepless nights.  My Jim (DH) and I painted our sunroom yesterday - it's beautiful!  Anyway, we worked so hard that when I went to bed around 9 I died.  I always go to bed 8 or 9 o'clock - love my mornings!  Anyway, I woke up at 1:30 couldn't go back to sleep.  I hope my flare doesn't get worse during the day today because I am not really rested.  Going to go take care of our 2 beautiful grandaughters ages 2 and 3 so there won't be any rest for Grandma today!
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
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   Posted 10/27/2008 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm with you, Gigi. A good night for me is 6 hours. I went to bed at midnight, woke up at 2:30 and here I am. I'll try going back to bed again in a bit. I once formatted and edited a whole parenting curriculum on nights when I wasn't sleeping!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/27/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you guys ever tried melatonin? Its a natural sleep aid and works really well for me but there are a few tricks to it. Dont eat before bed, do something relaxing. Take the melatonin with some water on an empty stomach 30min before your bed time and you maybe out! I have trouble falling asleep sometimes and this does the trick, but i have noticed in the past it doesnt maintain sleep over a period of time all that well (then again i was on prednisone). You dont wake up groggy either thats what i like about it versus most sleep aids.

26y old male. Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                             Probiotics & supplements:
2400mg oral asacol                                       Digestive enzymes
75mg azathioprine                                        folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Prilosec                                              VSL#3 probiotic 
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,yeast,breads,alcohol. Stay natural as possible. A not so strict form of the SCD.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08

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