CSN Login
Members Online: 12

insomnia

melbas2
Posts: 108
Joined: Aug 2010

Hey y'all, I know I've broached this subject before...but how do you live with the insomnia? I started taking my bp pills at night for a couple weeks, but I would then sleep til 12:30 or so. Today I took it in the am and I am wide awake at 2:45 am. I didn't nap in the afternoon, even tho I wanted to, thinking that I would sleep tonight. No such luck. Any help? Thanks, Melodie

mp327's picture
mp327
Posts: 3119
Joined: Jan 2010

I can relate to the insomnia, which is much worse since having gone through treatment. I've never been a very good sleeper though. I tried Melatonin and it didn't really work. Now I take Tylenol PM when I want a decent night's sleep. Can you take it?

melbas2
Posts: 108
Joined: Aug 2010

I also tried Melatonin, Ambien, Ativan...have not tried the PM products. Seems like if I take anything I sleep too much, or they put me to sleep for a couple hours and then I'm wide awake again. I drink Sleepytime Tea before bed, take hot baths (but it's so cold in my house that doesn't seem to help). With the a-plastic anemia I can't seem to get warm. My poor husband. He works outside all day and he would like the ac to be set on 72 or 73. We keep it at 76, and I'm still wearing flannels and sweats, and he's in shorts. I'll keep plugging along. thanks, Melodie

Angela_K
Posts: 374
Joined: Jan 2011

Ambien has been my friend since diagnosis.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network