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    yoink15
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    Hello all.

    35 year old male in Los Angeles here.

    I'm a sufferer of chronic pelvic pain that's recently given me a huge flare in symptoms over the last 2-3 months.

    As a result, these last couple of weeks I've developed a serious insomnia problem.

    I've been sleeping less and less each night…usually I can fall asleep just fine but I wake up about 3-4 hours into my sleep cycle and then simply cannot fall back to sleep.

    My doctor prescribed me Ambien but it doesn't seem to prevent me from waking up after about 4 hours.

    Then last night I just had the worst night ever…I only slept 90 minutes total, even after taking the ambien.

    I'm exhausted, nauseous, and desperate. I think I've developed anxiety and depression over this insomnia and the constant pain in my pelvis due to chronic pelvic pain.

    #13063

    Margaret
    ✘ Not a client

    I wonder if you would be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation? It is a fairly simple surgery and the results can sometimes be dramatic. My sister went from being nearly bedfast to now going around with a cane and not much pain any more. Just a thought.

    Margaret

    #13064

    MarinaFournier
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    'yoink15' wrote on '04:

    I'm a sufferer of chronic pelvic pain that's recently given me a huge flare in symptoms over the last 2-3 months.

    As a result, these last couple of weeks I've developed a serious insomnia problem.

    The pain AND the insomnia must be driving you bonkers. I can sympathize.

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    Then last night I just had the worst night ever…I only slept 90 minutes total, even after taking the ambien.

    That's about the usual experience I have with any prescribed sleep meds–and then they will never work again.

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    I'm exhausted, nauseous, and desperate. I think I've developed anxiety and depression over this insomnia and the constant pain in my pelvis due to chronic pelvic pain.

    Have you considered getting a scrip for medical marijuana? The nausea, the insomnia, and the pain can often be ameliorated by taking it in some form. Be aware that I don't use the stuff, but I've heard so many people discuss how it's improved their quality of life, that they only need a few puffs rather than all the meds they've previously been treated with, that they can control the dosage they get. You don't even have to smoke it, which would be my problem: can't smoke, and the smell of the smoke makes ME nauseated!

    I hope you get a treatment for each, or for all, soon–one that actually works.

    #13065

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Welcome to Insomnia Land, Yoink. It sounds like your insomnia is directly caused by the pain you're currently experiencing. Do you think it's the pain that's keeping you awake, or something else?

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    #13066

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Pain can be a bastard at keeping you awake. I take several strong pain meds just to get through the day, as do several of the other members here, I believe. It does help, in conjunction with my anxiety meds, and it's not a cure, but it helps enough to get a few hours of sleep at once instead of maybe an hour or so in few days. I'll take anything.

    Good to see you around. Welcome to the board!

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