Posted by floatingbridge on May 14, 2011, at 18:07:35
In reply to Re: Sleep difficulty with MAOI » floatingbridge, posted by SLS on May 14, 2011, at 13:37:14
> Of course, you are aware that sleep difficulties are a feature of fibroymalgia. It is possible that the Emsam is adding to this insomnia. I bet the insomnia abates over time, but it is difficult to say whether or not you will need sleep aids to help maintain sleep hygeine. It would be nice if you were to spontaneously recover a normal sleep-wake cycle. Be sure to work with your pain doctors to
address your sleep difficulties.
> - Scott
Scott, you've probably read that sleep abnormalities might even (help) precipitate fibromyalgia. I am definitely looking at the sleep part of this. And I hope you are right about the insomnia abating. That would be great.
Still, I'm very interested in Sailboat's question. Because the insomnia does't respond as well to lunesta, sonata,
I'll mention the ativan to my pdoc. I've also thought of Valium because longer half-life. The benzo's seem so varied in
effects. That doesn't mean I couldn't wisely trial a different one.
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