My diagnoses (given in 08) are fibro, osteo arthritis,& myopathy... I have been on the patch for about 3 years and this sleep issue has been going on for about 1 1/2 years... I am now on Topamax nightly & Lunesta in addition to the Topamax on the 3rd day... This new regiment is about 2 weeks old and I have not have any success... I am desperate... Any suggestions?
I would suggest researching, as we can benefit from the many sleep studies done over the past few years. So many things we can do, from diet and the intake of sugar in all its forms, artificial sweeteners, gluten, dairy, soy hydration, habits (especially 3-hours before bed) mid-day exercise (even mild walking), etc., etc. Got to the point where I didn't need meds to help me sleep at all. It took a while, because habits die hard and changes in food intake even harder, but I learned the more drugs, in the end, the more trouble we're in for.
I had the same problem. I told my doctor that I wasnt crazy about going on another controlling pill to fall asleep and with it comes the side effects, etc. So he gave me a script for Flexiral. It's just a simple muscle relaxer.I LOVE IT! It also helps with getting in comfortable positions with my pain. You won't wake-up groggy either feeling like you had a hangover. Try it.
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