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post #11 of 45 Old 09-03-2013, 06:41 PM
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Hmm, doesn't sound like you're taking any medication that causes sleep interruption. I'd try some of the suggestions here :) and try and remember that this is only temporary...though with your long recovery so far I am sure that is easier said than done!

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post #12 of 45 Old 09-03-2013, 06:43 PM
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I used to have trouble sleeping and one thing that helped me was white noise. I have a fan next to my bed that I run at night and it keeps those little outside noises from keeping me awake and it's very soothing. Also if your insurance covers it, acupuncture works WONDERS on pain AND relaxation. I did it for a few months because I have a bad hip and I recommend to everyone now. After the first three sessions I noticed a huge difference in my mobility and as of now I haven't had any pain in over a year. Definitely something to look into!
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Acupuncture, now that's an idea, really helped ease my chronic back pain many years ago. My current Chiropractor is also an acupuncturist, and he works with the Rodeo at times, I'll have to investigate that one.
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I used to get dizzy spells quite frequently. No one could figure it out? A Dr rrecommended that I try the patch for motion sickness. (Small little circle sticker like thing, you place behind your ear) It worked amazingly well and I did not have any episodes while wearing them...or months afterwards.

Perhaps try those to help with the dizziness. And then you need to find some way to cure these sleepless nights!
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post #15 of 45 Old 09-03-2013, 08:56 PM
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Yeah you're getting crabby

Melatonin works. Lately my back and neck have been very sore so I've been taking two Robax before bed some don't wake up sore and they knock me right out, and I have great difficulty getting to sleep.
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With respect to getting dizzy. I go anemic very quickly w/o iron supplements. I started getting vertigo and thought it was related, but I had only ever prior gotten dizzy and not that really awful spinning feeling. It turned out to be something to do with the ear functions. I had to do "epley" exercises twice (it can work the first time, but sometimes take two or three goes) and it was completely gone.

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Yeah you're getting crabby

Melatonin works. Lately my back and neck have been very sore so I've been taking two Robax before bed some don't wake up sore and they knock me right out, and I have great difficulty getting to sleep.
What do you mean GETTING crabby, lets face it it isn't a long journey

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With respect to getting dizzy. I go anemic very quickly w/o iron supplements. I started getting vertigo and thought it was related, but I had only ever prior gotten dizzy and not that really awful spinning feeling. It turned out to be something to do with the ear functions. I had to do "epley" exercises twice (it can work the first time, but sometimes take two or three goes) and it was completely gone.
LOL, I spoke to my Doc about that and he knew nothing I'm self diagnosing 'ear rocks' caused by the accident, guess I will have to try the Epley on my own, or try and get DH to help.
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Ok then, I concede, you ARE crabby! LOL!

When you turn over in bed does it feel like your falling a little or even dramatically? It can be quite startling, as I had/have and ear issue, I feel a little nauseous even after spinning my horse. And he's not super fast.
Ear crystals will do that. I learnt about after meeting a fellow who had Menares disease. He'd have vertigo for days on end and he went to a specialist who put him in a special chair and turned him upside down and all over to move those crystals around and he came right for quite some time, but he still needs treatment.
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Making progress:

Didn't have any melatonin here, but do have Valerian, so took a couple of those, washed down with vodka, then pain pills. Settled down in the recliner, once I dozed off managed 2 hours, solid sleep, but couldn't settle down, so moved to the couch and got a really blissful 4 hours actual joined up sleep, woke up changed ends on couch, and got another hour on the 'bad side'

I call that a victory, each block of sleep was sound, and wasn't awake for long at any change over. May keep the pill routine and try for the couch full time tonight
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I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with sleep. Lack of sleep and too much pain can make a person into a molehill really quickly. I can't imagine how hard it's been for you to put up with both pain and sleep deprivation.

I thought I might add one small idea; I know that after I have had a serious laugh, that all kinds of great hormones get released and I just feel better. I doubt a person could conjure up a great source of belly laughs , night after night, but, maybe try once in awhile Netflixing a good comedy and just lettting yourself laugh from the depths of your soul.
(in India, they do it as a form of Yoga).
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