Any solutions for sleeplessness while taking prednisone? It's 3 o'clock in the am and still wide awake, and once I fall asleep then I can't get up untill noon the next day. Anybody got an answer that doesn't involved MORE drugs? Have tried all the normal getting up early, no naps, dark room, no noise etc. I know that fibro causes fatigue, but it's like I'm not getting quality sleep even when I do fall asleep.
Unfortunately the only way this may change is to get off the Prednisone. I went through the the same thing on Prednisone, thank God I was only on it for a short time. I know getting off the prednisone is not an option for some people so you may want to ask the doctor if there is another drug that would help you so you can sleep. Just tell the doctor you cannot sleep and see if there is a substitute for the Prednisone and let the doctor know you don't want another drug just for sleep, see if they will change it not add another. I don't blame you for not wanting more drugs, doctors pass out too many at once as it is. Good luck and let me know how it goes, marjorie zych
I am taking 40mgs for 2 days and weaning down from that every 2 days. Today was my first dose and I cant sleep, only small intervals at a time that really don't feel like I'm sleeping at all... which is an odd feeling. The only thing that is helping at all is meditation. I have an app I use that helps with guided meditations... so far its the only thing that has been able to put me to sleep. I can't stay asleep but at least I'm getting a little something for a short blip instead on nothing at all. Good luck to everyone out there awake and desperate for sleep.
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I take Prednisone and it cures it, however, a side effect is racing heartbeat, access energy and lack of sleep. I also realized I get awful cramping around the same time at night waking me up if I dozed off.
This is very frustrating .
They say water, mostly what the human body consists of must be increased when taking such meds.
I try, but I have a hard time drinking it and drink soda.
At night I do get water in before bedtime
I can help others ,but I'm my worse enemy.
Drink alot of water ,stay hydrated , .NO caffeine, sugar 4 hrs b4 bedtime . Try to get some exercise and drink some sleepy time tea.
Now it's my turn to listen!.
Thankfully I have 1 more day till I get back to sleep.
źzzzzzzzzz. A good rest we all need .
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I'm having trouble falling asleep. I take 20 mg. With food in morning and tramadol 50 mg. Every 6 hrs. Can that be the cause.
I too take steroids for auto immune conditions. I have found a couple of tricks throughout the years that have helped me fall asleep sooner.
First and most important, I force myself to keep moving, preferably outside. By going for a half of a mile walk I breathe in fresh air, thus filling my lungs with fresh air over and over again.
Second, by walking 3 to 4 days a week I'm also helping my Lupus condition. At first it was very difficult to start this regiment, but once I developed a routine my muscles and joints felt better therefore I had less pain. Remember, a body in motion stays in motion. As corny as it sounds it's true.
Lastly, in addition to cutting off all caffeine products after 5 p.m. I bought myself a "Sleep Mate" machine. A sleep mate machine makes a quiet but not irritating noise. I stuck with the simple Sleep Mate machine because it came recommended to me. It definitely helps too.
However, I believe the key to sleeping is not in a drug but by way of Fresh Air. Hopefully it might help you as well.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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