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dysturbation

565d

The doctors at the local (and only) pain clinic are making me choose between pain management and my sleeping pill. I've had insomnia my entire life. I go to bed at 4am without my pill. I also can't function at the level of pain I'm having. What do I do?

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    • diamond_D

      565d

      @Luker me too!

    • Pandora40

      565d

      I have struggled with insomnia and started on Topamax for headache prevention and it really surprised me how well it helped my sleep. I got off of it since it wasn't helping my headaches all that much and really miss the amazing sleep I got. That may be something worth giving a shot if you haven't tried it and they are willing to prescribe it for you.

    • BraeburnGirl

      565d

      Can you try melatonin for a bit, maybe combined with meditation before bed?

      • dysturbation

        565d

        @BraeburnGirl Melatonin does nothing for my severe insomnia

    • Luker

      565d

      Try getting Tizanidine for your pain and muscles. It makes you really sleepy. I'm on 4mg and no problem getting to sleep now

      • diamond_D

        565d

        @Luker me too!

      • dysturbation

        565d

        @Luker It really doesn't work. Lunesta is the only thing that puts me to sleep. Even the pain meds won't do that

    • diamond_D

      565d

      Thats really hard...can they switch to a different more agreeable sleep med?

      • dysturbation

        565d

        @diamond_D No other sleep med has worked for me, and no, the pain clinic won't let me have pain medication if I'm on ANY sleep med

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