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    Old 05-28-2008, 11:51 AM   #16
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    Re: Insomnia

    I thank you so much. My Dr. really doesn't get it when it comes to not sleeping but I do have the added problem of the poor breathing. When I see him again I am going to ask about some of the other meds. The Lunesta is doing nothing now and I have not taken it that much that I am immune to it. I don't want to mess with hormones because of my age (71) I was one of those rare people that never went on them and my Gyno will not prescribe them now since I have all my parts left. I have been thinking the the Elavil. I do have some Phenergan but in pills and in cough syrup. I know my PCP/pulmo is not crazy about me using it but I never overdo any drug. I am very careful because of my emphysema. I do use O2 at night only. I sleep basically from about 3AM to 9AM but intermittantly, usually from 5AM to 9AM steady. Fortunately I am retired and seldom have to get up early and my friends know that. I have had the Cortisol test for something else and it was normal. Something has to work. I fall asleep to the tV also or when reading and then wake up fairly quickly but can't go to sleep for the night. My brain also is always in high gear. Appreciate all your help. It is very bad on the body not to sleep and i have to get control of this somehow. I can understand how people overdose on pills to try and get some sleep. I am careful but then I am not under the stress that some people are. I have absolutely no stress in my life. Thanks again.

     
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