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JulitaV posted:
Another night of tossing and turning and o yes my old friend pain. Even with sleeping pills they haven't been working. It's so frustrating i want to sleep so bad but my body says no. If any one has suggestions I am willing to try anything!!
Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi JulitaV,

Welcome to the Sleep Disorders Community. Sorry to hear about the troubles sleeping!

Have you tried keeping a sleep diary to track you sleep patterns? Based on what you've described, I'm going to link you to a couple of articles that may help:

How to Use a Sleep Diary
10 Tips to Get Better Sleep
Treatment of Common Sleep Disorders
Insomnia Medications

There is some really helpful info in these articles that I think you will find useful.

Let us know how things are going and if you have any more questions. Please let us know what worked, too!

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman
NeNe_11 responded:
I have been awakened several times through the night lately because of leg pains-I have fibro and I take sleeping pills every night & that usually is sufficient for a decent night's sleep. However, I have been awakened with my bones in my hips & legs hurting so bad that I need to get out of bed. You are right in saying that it is very frustrating.

Have you tried using anything like an anti convulsant or an anti depressant to control your pain? These worked ok for me for awhile but now I don't know what is up.

Microwavable heating pads help me in bed. Taking a hot bath or shower before bed is a helpful routine as well.

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