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Red_34
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   Posted 10/23/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Tab, when you seen a sleep specialist - what did they say?  I've been thinking about seeing one because of my chronic insomnia.  I'm like you were I have trouble staying asleep - no trouble whatsoever falling asleep though.  Right now I take Tylonel Simply Sleep every night because any time I try to do without I get the most horrible nights rest.  My chronic insomnia is going on 6 years  mad
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tjf
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   Posted 10/23/2007 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Sherry! I did see a sleep specialist after I mentioned to my primary that I never sleep. I saw him and we went through a zillion questions, my sleep practices, etc. He gave me a bunch of relaxation techiniques to try and also a book to read....Say Goodnight to Insomnia. I have always been wary of sleep pills w/ a young child (my hubby can sleep through anything and I want to be able to wake up if he needs me). I know that they do sleep studies if you have certain symptoms where they monitor you all night sleeping. I think after 6 years if would worth a try! I **think** I am doing better. Some nights are better than others.
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/23/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been putting off telling my primary about my chronic insomnia because I am sooooo sick of seeing doctors. I also have this fear that they are going to think I'm a hypochondriac (which is so not so). I did mention it offhandedly to my primary the last time I was in to see her and she looked like she wanted to persue the matter but then got distracted with the real reason I was there for which was for my allergies. I like the Tylonel Simply Sleep because I can wake up if I had to in the middle of the night. When I was on Ambien, I couldn't do that and I started doing some freaky stuff in my sleep that I decided that this med was not for me. I have read a ton of info on insomnia and implement all of them but it only helps marginally. I really should go have a study done because there are a few times that I wake up gasping so I think I may have a mild form of sleep apnea but luckily that doesn't happen to often but enough to warrant a visit to the doc I guess.

You ever get to a point where you are so tired of seeing docs that anything wrong with you makes you hesitate about persuing???

Thank you Tab :)
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Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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tjf
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   Posted 10/23/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally feel that way! Especially since I have been sick so much lately. My primary said the new thinking is not to immediately put people on sleep pills but to get to the root of the problem and then treat from there. I would say next time you are at your primary ask for a recommendation to a sleep specialist. I see an internest and they have a sleep specialist on staff.

Oh and my mom is on Ambien....she woke up the other morning and there was a bowl half full of popcorn on her bedside table. Apparently she went downstairs, made popcorn, went back to bed, ate half and then went back to sleep. She doesn't remember any of it. There house is pretty big so it was quite the feat to do in her ambien induced sleep! Scary!
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow, that IS scary! I don't think I was doing any of that in my sleep but who knows??? My husband did say one night he woke up and I was sitting cross legged on his chest and babbling at the wall! I thought well if I did that and had no memory of it what else can I be doing??? So I stopped Ambien.
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Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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tjf
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Whoa...I don't blame you! My dad is bipolar (diagnosed 6 years ago). He is great now and on a good med. reigimen. He takes some super high power sleep aid. He said he lays down and then wakes up 8 hours later. I wouldn't know what to do if I slept that well!

Let me know what your primary says.
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