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Dave

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2:30 a.m. and here I sit......cant sleep again.....even ambien let me down tonight. Hate it when this happens. Just cant shut my mind off.....if some of the things that popped in my mind were made public I'd never get out of the booby hatch. God I hate this flippin disease. Oh well maybe something good on t.v.

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I know exactly how you feel. I have doubled my sleep meds but I still can't sleep. It's terrifying what we are going through and I hate this disease so much. I hate what it has done to my life and those around me. Just gotta get on with it and fight, what else can we do?

Hope you found something to watch at 2.30am, maybe at that time of night something rude was on, lol.

Just know you are not alone with this,

Sharon

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I hear ya - loud and clear. Nighttime seems to be the worse - I HATE thinking sometimes.

We should all start a "I am up anyway lets call each other phone line". We can either make each other laugh or bore each other to finally sleep. :lol::lol:

Good luck - Patti B.

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Hopefully you are grabbing some sleep right now. I hate when that happens, and it happens to me pretty much daily for completely different reasons.

Since my dad was dx. 5 years ago, I don't think I've slept a truly sound night...and then there is the weight of the website and several members who have become friends to me- I worry about ALL of them- and then my moms passing and my sibling issues...I rarely get more that 3-4 hours of sleep a night without medication.

Give me a call next time if you want to chat, although other than babble or bore you- I can't possibly know what you are feeling....but I'm here for you and we could pass the time.

There's also chat. If you see anyone online while you are- ask them to go to chat and chat it out- talking helps sometimes, it really does...sometimes its the "talking it out" that throws you the rope that pulls you out of the "booby hatch".

There's also sometihng called blogging....I know- that's a stretch, but some people really like it. You can be totally annoymous and b-itch and rant and rave and in the end purge yourself of everything you are holding inside that haunts your sleep...that might help too. There are websites that give you free blog space for that.

I hope tonight will be a better night for you and you've gotten some rest.

xoxo

K

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Sorry about the rough nite Dave. Hey we should start a 2:30 am club here. Whoever is up at that hour.can check in with other middle of the nite musers. Well a bit difficult to schedule with time changes etc....maybe make it 2:30 this site's time. Bet there might be some real interesting conversation in the middle of the night. All us crazy people, only half awake! Have a good night's sleep tonight.

Take care

Sandra

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Dave,

It sucks eggs, big time. I'm sorry. I well remember the days when my husband would fall asleep and be wide awake in the middle of the night. He tried all the different brands and dosages of sleeping meds. We ended up tweaking the primary med with an ativan or a xanax in the wee hours of the morning.

I don't have cancer, but laid awake for hours every night watching my dear husband's breathing. I've been a member of insomniac theater for a few years now. I hate it.

As Willie said, "To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there's the rub." (Taken out of context naturally!) :shock:

Many wishes of sleep for all of those so deprived.

Welthy

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Boy, do I hear you on the insomnia thing! (Arrrgggghhh!)

I like Katie's chat suggestion. I haven't tried to use chat before, but the main message board menu does show who else is on site so next time I'm up and online in the middle of the night, I think I'll try it.

In the meantime, good luck with getting some sleep.

Carole

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Well, now that they've upped my Prednisone (from 5 mg. to 40), I'm back on Restoril so slept from 1:00 a.m. to 7 a.m. this morning (Hurrah! a full 6 hours!)

Note: I've tried to avoid sleeping pills to the extent possible, but I'm also too well aware that 5 nights with zero sleep will result in a psychotic episode; and am told that 10 nights with zero sleep will result in death, so the heck with macha attitudes about sleep aids! :lol:

Carole

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