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  • #8544

    caz
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi,

    I'm Caz from Scotland. I just stumbled upon this site during one of my many

    night awake times and thought what an excellent way to spend some hours.

    I guess you'll want to know a bit about me…i'm 38, married with 2 kids, a dog

    and a guinea pig. Actually my dog is very special coz she's a guide dog. I'm not

    very well sighted so need a bit of help to get about.

    I don't sleep very well. I can't honestly say that I never sleep, that's not

    true, but I can sometimes go to bed at 10.30pm and wake at 1.30am and that be me.

    I'm always tired and wired!!!

    I'm in the wide awake club today. TBH I take oral steroids to help retain some of my

    eyesight and that's what I blame for my inability to zzzzz…I can get to sleep

    but staying asleep is the big problem. Since my sleep pattern has got really

    bad I have gained a lot of weight – about 10Kg in the past 12 months. It makes

    me sad but there's a correlation between steroids / no sleep and weight gain

    I believe.

    So, that's a brief intro to me! I won't go on and on because then I'll have nothing

    left to say in future posts!

    Take care

    Caz x

    #13467

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    Hello Caz welcome to the forum.

    Being sleep deprived is awful isn't it. It's so unfair when everyone else is zzzzz away and yet here we are wide awake.

    My mum has steroids, she has asthma and dermatitis and her inhaler and cream contain steroids. She doesn't sleep very well either, so maybe there is a connection between the two.

    I've gained loads of weight too, but that's due to too many mince pies over Christmas. 😆

    Great to see you and a happy new year to you. 🙂

    #13468

    lowercasebecky1952
    ✘ Not a client
    'caz' wrote on '02:

    Hi,

    I'm Caz from Scotland. I just stumbled upon this site during one of my many

    night awake times and thought what an excellent way to spend some hours.

    I guess you'll want to know a bit about me…i'm 38, married with 2 kids, a dog

    and a guinea pig. Actually my dog is very special coz she's a guide dog. I'm not

    very well sighted so need a bit of help to get about.

    I don't sleep very well. I can't honestly say that I never sleep, that's not

    true, but I can sometimes go to bed at 10.30pm and wake at 1.30am and that be me.

    I'm always tired and wired!!!

    I'm in the wide awake club today. TBH I take oral steroids to help retain some of my

    eyesight and that's what I blame for my inability to zzzzz…I can get to sleep

    but staying asleep is the big problem. Since my sleep pattern has got really

    bad I have gained a lot of weight – about 10Kg in the past 12 months. It makes

    me sad but there's a correlation between steroids / no sleep and weight gain

    I believe.

    So, that's a brief intro to me! I won't go on and on because then I'll have nothing

    left to say in future posts!

    Take care

    Caz x

    Hi Caz. I'm Becky. I'm 59 years old. I'm from the southwestern US. First let me say that I'm sorry about your sight. As a result of my diabetes and overexposure to the bright light of the desert southwest, I am also losing my sight. When the paramedics were here this mornng, the first responder asked if I had vision problems, when I said I do, he told me he could tell because my right eye wasn't very responsive. That convinces me that I need to see my eye guy soon. like I need one more thing to worry about all night!(read Matt's post to find out about the paramedics. Let's just say that my insomnia makes me accident prone) Actually, I think my eye was just pissed off about having light shone in it at 7:00am!

    Don't worry about saving remarks for other posts. Everytime I think I have said all I need to, someone says something which requires my opinion…and boy, do I have opinions! I hope you aren't running away from your computer aready, in fear of OPINIONS! Welcome to the group. We're a fun bunch!

    Becky

    #13469

    Nicole
    ✘ Not a client

    my doctor once told me that steroids can cause insomnia. I have heard that it is a very common side effect. So sorry to hear your dilemma!!

    #13470

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Welcome to Insomnia Land, Caz – and thank you for introducing yourself. If you have any suggestions as to how I can make Insomnia Land easier to use for the partially sighted, please let me know. In the meantime, take a look around and feel better knowing that you no longer have to suffer with insomnia alone, or in silence. We're all here to support one another.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you better.

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