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Re: SLEEP

Postby Iceskatemum » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:29 am

I also had major sleep probs up until a few weeks ago when for some reason by tweeking a few things I now manage about 6 hrs a night! yeahhh...could have slept teh clock around befre all of this

I now try and go to sleep at around the same time every night, with me that could be about midnight.

I have given my side of the bed extra duvets so that I am warm and cosy, I take a warm milky drink about 20 mins before going up and also a couple of pain killers . On nights when I feel especially restless I willl have a warm bath with some lavender /camomille oil in it. I also take rescue remedy night capsules ( equivilent to 4 drops of the rescue remedy night preparation)

I have also tried the aromatherapy sleep /calming room sprays and would put a quick spray of a cloth on my bed side table.

I apprecaite it all seem a bit OTT but I am having some sleep at first didn't feel much improvement but after a couple of weeks I am not as sore or wound up the next day, so something is working.

Good luck as I know how awful not sleeping can be on a person.
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Re: SLEEP

Postby jovigirl69 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:35 am

I also have sleep problems. I was put on zopiclone 10 years ago. I have never a great sleeper but when my nan died it got worse so that was when I was prescribed zopiclone and have been on it ever since but only take it 3 nights a week. For the other 4 nights I take mirtazapine which is an antidepressant that contains a antihistamine which helps you sleep. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Another reason they have kept me on the zopiclone and this may sound strange, but it helps with painful intercourse. I discovered this one night after taking the tablet, I couldn't remember anything about it the following day but would get flashbacks throughout the day. Obviously this didn't do much for my now ex husbands ego but I have to admit it was nice to be able to have pain free sex. I always put the pain down to endermetriosis but after having a hysterectomy 9 years ago the pain was still there and now know that it is one of the many symptons of the fibro
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SLEEP

Postby Joanne3853 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:44 am

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Oh my goodness tell me about it. Now they think I have sleep apnea. Since my doc convinced I have fibro still awaiting specialist been waiting for a full diagnosis since September . I now have to see someone about sleep apnea amongsed all aches n pains I have and can't get comfortable it's one thing after another trying to get to sleep
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Re: SLEEP

Postby Iceskatemum » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:17 am

Just read my previous post and had a quiet chuckle ....my sleeping success didn't last too long and am now back to not sleeping for at least part of most nights , even with keeping to a sleep hygeine routine !

Oh the joys of FM!!
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Re: SLEEP

Postby shazq » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:55 pm

Love the piglet photo :lol: :lol:
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Re: SLEEP

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:28 pm

I spotted the :pigoink 1: :pigoink 1: as well :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:

ISM, FM loves to let us think we're getting somewhere with controlling stuff, then it throws something completely new into the mix and dumps you on your head again :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: At least you had a little chuckle about what has happened or not happened, chuckles always beat :cry: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: SLEEP

Postby spencebel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:09 am

still awake,OMG. So tired,in pain,agitated and restless............Ready to scream :-x
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Re: SLEEP

Postby Iceskatemum » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:59 am

I have recently been to classess on managing you r cindition adn when it came to sleep they suggested using a distraction method .....fancy name for counting sheep. I was very sceptical at first but have been trying it this week since being on the course and can truthfull say that ok I don't get a full nights sleep I am getting a more stable 5-6 hours sleep which is a great improvement still not sure it is restoritive sleep but at least I am not up wandering around.

method ...lie in bed with your eyes closed, make sure you are in a comforatble position & at a reasonable temperature .

there are various things that you can do in you mind ...count sheep jumping a fence or wall , try and get a list A-Z of boys or girls names , count backwards from 600.

Haven't yet got to 0 or a full list of names yet so obviously something works :lol:


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Re: SLEEP

Postby kazak » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:56 pm

hi spencebel,
wish i came on here last nite, i woz awake all nite myself and its a very long nite when ur the only one awake. i've tried alsorts but i can't just lay there worryin about how much sleep i'm not havin and how crappy i'm gonna feel in the mornin. i usually end up gettin up and watchin tv (quincey me is on at 5am) having extra meds and puttin heat pads on. we can all empathise on here as we all suffer at some or another. hope u get a better nite 2nite. :sleep:
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Re: SLEEP

Postby spencebel » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:48 am

Hi Kazak
Slight improvement,had broken sleep,up at 3am then slept on sofa. Up at 5am,my body hurts everywhere and also feel so tired. I am the same as you ,worrying about how much sleep i will get. What does not help with me ,is that i am such a light sleeper,i have ear plugs in, like last night i could hear my dog walking about downstairs ,on the wooden flooring. It drives me mad...
I would just love even if its for one night, go up to bed and go into a deep sleep,and also to go straight asleep as soon as my head touches the pillow. Now that would be heaven!!!! :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:

My poor OH, i am so ratty, and he just lets me rant at him,some days he can do nothing right,i dont know why he puts up with me......... :oops:
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Re: SLEEP

Postby kazak » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:44 am

hi specebel
for some reason it wouldn't let me reply yesterday. oh no lite sleeper must be awful( gud job ur married 2 my oh he snores like a pig and thats with the anti-snoring rings on, worse after a nite out on the pop) glad u had a better nite and :fingerscrossed: it continues. i had a fairly gud nite last nite slept nearly 4hrs b4 waking, then only woke another 4 times and awake from 5.45am. do u remember waking in the morning and thinking no way is it morning i've only just gone 2 sleep, cos u slept well and all nite- no niether can i. my son fell asleep in my bed last nite and oh said leave him and let him sleep with u(oh on sofa at the mo he has bad cough) i said r u mad he fidgets so much and mumbles in his sleep i have enough trouble sleeping.(have rather enjoyed having bed 2 myself past 2 nites- long may it continue lol) have a gud day and an even better nite
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Re: SLEEP

Postby diddledog » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:45 am

I have just had two weeks of Zopiclone and its been heaven :-D Its not a regular thing but imhoping it may of got me into some sort of a pattern. Will see soon as only got a couple left. Otherwise i have terrible nights sleep. Really needed it at the moment though as was going through a bad time with things. I really feel for all the people that cant. It effects your body and mind so much xx
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Re: SLEEP

Postby spencebel » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:14 am

Update
Carn't believe it, last 2 nights full sleep, from 11pm till 7am. I have done the same thing both times .
Drank mug chocolate
Lavender sleep spray on pillow (avon)
Sleep balm cream rubbed on inside of both wrists (sanctuary)
Hot water bottle.
Then breathing exercises , :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:

No Napping during the day..............

Hopefully this continues.......... :-D
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Re: SLEEP

Postby Grannypants » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:05 pm

I haven't had a good night's sleep for over 2yrs. The doctor gave me Amitriptyline and after trying various amounts, I found that 30mg would help me to get to sleep but not stay asleep for more than 2hrs then I sleep on and off until my partners alarm goes off at 5.45. 50mg would get me to sleep and I would sleep for 3hrs then sleep on and off all night but made my mouth so dry that I could barely swallow anything the next day. So I have stuck with the 30mg as it's better than not being able to get to sleep at all. My GP won't prescribe sleeping pills as she is concerned about addiction. I would give anything to be able to sleep all night. I go to bed and wake at the same time every day, I don't have any stimulants for 3hrs before bed. I've tried Hot milk with honey, camomilie tea, listening to hypnosis cd's, wearing earplugs, everything but nothing works. When I wake in the night, I don't look at the clock, use my phone or anything else that might keep me awake, we even spent a fortune on a memory foam mattress but I still can't get any sleep.
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Re: SLEEP

Postby tracyann » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:38 pm

I'm sorry you guys are not getting any sleep, and it might not seem fair to complain that I all I want is sleep. I'm in bed as soon as I can get there once kids settled (bout 8pm-9pm) and get awoken by alarm at 7am and still feel exhausted. I work full time so cant nap, but at weekends so exhausted from the week can sleep for 2 hours easy during day. Have been known not too be get up all day if kids not around and still get no relief from the exhaustion. Been diagnosed with ME and FM but just left to get on with it. Feel like I'm sleeping my life away. My OH would love to take me out of an evening but the thought of the energy required fills me with dread. HELP :(
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