Sep 19, 2011 - 9:02 am
I post this separately as I'm not sure if this is from radiation, chemo, or neither. I am two and a half years post treatment from SCC of tonsil and neck and really have but one complaint. Like many of you I still have a lack of saliva and some tooth decay but my most serious complication is a lack of sleep. I can honestly say that I haven't had a great nights sleep since I started my treatment. I've tried most of the over the counter things but I'd rather not get into the prescription drugs like Ambien and others. I just can't seem to put together more than three hours of sleep at a time and it gets frustrating being tired most of the day. I workout 4-5 times a week and that doesn't help either. I did sleep like a baby before the illness. Any thoughts or "cures" would be greatly appreciated.