Thanks for the invite to the thread, 4.
I had sleep issues prior to AN removal, but nothing like now.
Pharmaceuticals can help if I am already EXHAUSTED, but not just normal "tired".
(So 3 days of insomnia will net me some sleep.)
Naps make it worse for me, so unless I fall asleep at the computer, I won't do it.
And it's RARE for me to fall asleep anywhere but my own bed.
I just has my sinuses roto-rootered and it did not help the sleep issues.
Next is the fat in the soft palate to see if removal will help. I believe so.
And WHY did I not do it all at once?? Geesh. LOL
Time of bed is irrelevant for me also, Lorenzo. It was frustrating a bit at first because my husband is SUCH a night owl,
but now I just accept it. So, he gets his "quiet time" at night, I get mine early in the AM.
Turns out quite perfect
in many ways! It's all in the way we look at it, eh?
And I can see why you don't nap if you fall asleep fast. Unless you set an alarm, you'll just snooze the day off.
Now MY question for you all:WHAT is AN fatigue?
I know about normal fatigue, and yes I do just go sit down and put a heating pad 'round my head when it aches for 10 mins or so, but I've never heard fatigue ascribed diretly to AN! Tell me all you know. I'm a sponge for new info.
So balance is related to this?
Hey Tony, we're not supposed to drink claret! LOL! JK, I love the stuff too. But all the bad stuff in it... Well, sometimes the
GOOD and the YUMMY outweighs the bad.
Give me a big glass of a Cali Zin and I'm in heaven, I tell you now. MMMmmmmmmm....
I am wondering if melatonin might help us? Perhaps chased with the classic chaser of milk? I can't abide warm milk, so mine will be cold. Hmmmm I am speaking with my neuro today, so I will be sure to ask about this for us.
I'll ask about interactions w/ other meds just in case, too. I know we are all not on the same pharmacological agents.
This is a WONDERFUL thread. Perhaps with all of us working on this we can find answers that work for all of us.
One last thing: Exercise. Yes, I know, boring to most and a pain to find time for. But I do notice I am happier when I do it, even if for only 15 mins a day. I have an elliptical I use, but just going up and down stairs 15 times is great if you have no equipment!