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jimj - November 12

k i have been sick for a long time i have been diagnosed with porphera/hep c/arthiritis/tmj/i have severe sleep apnea been on diff sleeping pills for over 5 yr now getting were i cant sleep even taking them my neck pops sometimes it sounds like someone breaking it i have severe severe pain in my neck shoulders and the muscles going down my arms at night its worse i have lost a lot of my grip and to top it off i tore a legement in my right arm this summer and couldnt get medical help for it also have back and hip pain i have not worked in 5 yr dont have any ins i see a P.A. in my little town he has had me on many meds nothing has helped i stay depressed to point i dont want to live anymore i dread the thought of going to bed anymore the pain and sleep depervation has taken a toll on me any sugesstions?? thanks in advance


Noca - November 12

Hep C can be almost cured via a new technology called a "hemo-modulator". Search it via youtube.


jimj - November 12

well the hep c is just 1 problem i did the inteferon treatment for it few yrs back the fibro is what is killing me now sllep depervation sux pain sux


Noca - November 13

What sleep aids do you take? And what other medications are you on? Have you tried using sleep music in addition to sleep aids? That combo seems to work for me though I am getting sick of listening to the same 8 songs for the past 8 months.


jimj - November 17

cant no one suggest anything?


Noca - November 17

Since you didn't list which sleep aids you have tried before, there is always the following to try:

Remeron, Trazodone, Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, Ambien, Zopiclone, Lunesta, Rozerem, Zaleplon, Seroquel, Geodon, Temazepam, Halcion, Hydroxyzine and the list goes on and on.

Combining a sleep aid with sleep music and relaxation techniques as well as exercise and rhythm can improve sleep and thus sleep deprivation significantly.


kvc33 - November 17

You need to attack your health problems one by one. There are lots of causes and treatments for sleep apnea, without knowing a lot more about you it is hard to comment. Are you overweight? Do you use a CPAP machine? Have you been evaluated by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor? Did you know that some sleeping medications can make sleep apnea worse? Do you sleep on your back? Did you know that surgery can remove excess tissue in your throat to help you breathe better? Have you seen a chiropractor or physiotherapist for your pain?


jimj - November 17

i bben on sleep aids for yrs bout 8 i have taken lunesta/trmadol/ambien is what iam taking now i have to take muscle relaxers and sleeping pills just to sleep have took vikingdon percoset mulpitile arthiritis meds the pain in my neck /shoulders back/arms is to much i have a condtion with ny liver were i get iron overload have to have blood draws to keep it down and aslo have the hep c so 2 things wrong with my liver plus all other cond no iam not overweight


kvc33 - November 18

I would think that your meds are causing the sleep apnea, a condition in which the muscles and tissues relax too much and cut off your airway. If you must take those medications you should be using a Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine while you sleep. Have you investigated this or not? Antidepressants can be used to treat pain and it sounds like you have not tried that. Good sleep is the most important thing to work on so make that your priority.



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