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Old 11-28-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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I am having sleeping problems (can't seem to go to sleep) at night. I have tried taking a half tablet and it's still the same. When I am fatigued during the day I can sleep. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks
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I am having sleeping problems (can't seem to go to sleep) at night. I have tried taking a half tablet and it's still the same. When I am fatigued during the day I can sleep. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks
Fortunately I have not had much of a problem sleeping, but I never did sleep a lot. I am on 180 mg of TR Mestinon also.
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I looked up insomnia in the "Coping with Prednisone" book. You might not be on steroids, but they give good advice in that book. Exercise can help, but that's difficult for MGers. Maybe even a small bit earlier in the afternoon might help. Meditation is useful. A peaceful environment (with no lights/clocks), comfy bed, cooler rather than hot room, and white noise can help.

Tryptophan can be helpful. Melatonin isn't always recommended for those with autoimmune diseases. Milk at bedtime is not useful. Why? Amino acids only make someone sleepy once they hit the large intestines, hours after intake. 5-HTP can also make one sleepy.

As with anything, speak to your internist and/or neuro first.

There are things that can add to insomnia, such as caffeine (and lack of exercise).

I am on Flovent, which can cause the same issues as oral steroids. There are times when I have wicked insomnia, but that may be from other hormones! I don't just sit in bed and toss and turn. I either meditate, get up and have a small snack, or watch something on TV that I know will put me out (weather channels or baseball games). White noise or a fan can help, too.

Sleep is so important! Very hard on the central nervous system, heart, and brain without sleep. Have you ever had a sleep study? A CPAP/APAP/BiPAP might help you sleep as well.

I hope you find something that works!


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