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Sleep with Pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Sleep Problems
I have severe insomnia, and I have tried trazedone, and a few others, but I continue to have insomnia and also to lose weight. This is in large part due to severe anxiety (I take 5mg Valium 2 to 3 times a day) and the fact I have always controlled my anxiety/sleep/appetite with exercise, which I can no longer do due to chronic pain. No medication I have taken for pain has made me sleepy, it usually has the opposite effect. I am wondering if anyone else who has problems sleeping due to chronic pain and/or uncontrolled anxiety has found any medication that is effective? When I take some medication (like trazedone) I feel heavy, but my heart races. Any medications that have worked for anxiety (except buspar, I had a bad reaction, and I'm allergic to klonopin) would be much appreciated as well! Thanks a bunch! peace&love J


  • hi! :H i see this is only your third post and i want to welcome you to the forum. :H i am so sorry you are not only having pain issues but sleep problems as well. ~X( stop by here if you are up at night. (|: i don't sleep alot either and there is usually someone hanging around there! have you tried any of the natural herbs like "Valerian" or "Melatonin" and Magnesium?" they might give you a few hours of sleep atleast. I) good luck as you move forward. :D Jenny :)
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