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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2007, 03:46:33 PM »

Hi everyone - I have been prescribed a small dose of amitriptiline ( 10mg) today as I had a very bad night last night and my doc feels its anxiety based now - there is a lot of advice on a seperate board bout this - but I am worried about trying an anti-depressant even in such a tiny dose. apparently it makes you sleepy and drowsy as a side effect as well as having a mild calming effect. i'll let you know how I get on love Sue
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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #76 on: April 04, 2007, 03:51:20 PM »

Hi Sue :)

Wishing you good luck with your trial of this medication, just know we are all here for you to help and support you and I hope you don't suffer any side effects from it, do let us know how you get on with it ;)

Love,

Tricia :peace:
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2007, 06:45:19 PM »

Will do Tricia - your posts always look so pretty! I will try it on my little Easter break away and let you know. My GP friend says its a tiny dose but has proved very helpful to sleepless ladies in her experience. happy Easter love Sue
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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2007, 07:00:27 PM »

Hi Sue hope it works for you.Try not to worry about taking it.Like I said somewhere in a previous post i wouldve taken arsenic if I thought it would work.Hope you enjoy your easter break.Love Julie x ps last night mustve been v bad for you...sorry. :hug:
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2007, 05:31:32 PM »

Hi ladies - just a quick update - managed to get a connection up here- the ami tryptiline didn't really work for me last night. I think I took it way too early before bedtime and it did make me drowsy  when I  took it but not asleep when I went to bed. So i had a very poor night again - ah me! Does anyone know anything about the timing of this stuff? Luv sue
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #80 on: April 08, 2007, 02:39:38 PM »

HI Julie and all - much better night! Took the med a lot later - just a si got into bed and read until I felt tired. Slept much more easily and got back to sleep when I woke - it felt like a whole night not just dreamy fragments. So hoorah! and will hope it improves more over next few nights. Feel much better today - normal and rested - just a bit woolly headed  when I first got up but that passed soon. Love Sue
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juju

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2007, 07:26:31 PM »

Hi Sue and sorry to hear you've had little sleep with the amytriptiline.It looks like you've been on it 7 or 8 days so maybe you need to speak to the gp again.No word about a sleep specialist then?I dont know anything about the ami so cant help you there.All I can say is keep trying with the gp and try to relax when you go to bed..I know its easier said than done but at least if you do then you're resting and not winding yourself up.All a bit of a viscious circle.Try and keep your chin up....hoping things improve soon for you.Julie xx
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #82 on: April 16, 2007, 08:03:48 AM »

HI Julie - its been a while so i thought Id update you and see how you are doing too! Bit worried because all my recent posts have a red remove thing beside them - what have I done wrong? I am still struggling to cope with the sleep problem - all the same issues and the medication the doctor suggested still isnt working or even helping I feel. I am seeing a specialist - a lady gynae who specialises in the menopause - on Friday so I am just hoping she can shed some light on all this and help me in some way.
How are you doing? love Sue
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juju

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2007, 12:32:35 PM »

Hi Sue...the red remove thing I think is just there for you to see against your posts when you log in..I suppose to give you the chance to remove them if you want!I cant see any against your posts..only mine! ::)I am doing fine at the moment.Havent even felt that warm even with the hot weather we've had.Sleep isnt great but ok.Poor you..you must be really fed up with the not sleeping,I hope the lady gyne can help you.Look forward to hear how you get on.Julie x
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #84 on: April 16, 2007, 03:55:59 PM »

HI Julie
its really great to hear from you again - sorry your sleep isn't great. I hope it gets better soon - I will let you know how I get on with the lady specialist. to be honest I'm not sure what she can suggest - although today a nurse at a well womens clinic said 6-8 months for sleep patterns to return after going on HRT!! I was amazed - I thought it shouldbe much quicker but she said thats how long it takes on average. I seem to be really stuck just now - in a bad cycle of havin a terrible night if I "go it alone" ...and trouble sleeping again the night or 2 after I take something to help. The amitryp stuff isn't really helping --- I don't know whether to continue and persevere with it or not.
Love Sue
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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #85 on: April 16, 2007, 04:06:50 PM »

I have had trouble sleeping for quite a while and was told by my doctor to take Phenergan 10mg (prescribed for travel sickness and allergies) a night for a few days - that really did help.  I now take it when i cannot stand it anymore and it puts me to sleep with no side effects and it does have the added bonus that it isn't a 'sleeping pill'.
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #86 on: April 17, 2007, 12:53:12 PM »

Hello - thanks for that. Isn't that what we used to give the kids years ago? I think it is the same idea as the amitryptiline som eof us have been prescibed to help with drowsiness and falling asleep. I'm finding it is taking a while to work though. Sue
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #87 on: April 17, 2007, 05:25:46 PM »

HI Julie
I am seeing a specialist ( Gyne lady who is expert in \meno) and I wondered If I am on the right HRT dose - its been suggested I should switch to tablets from patches. Which one are you on - what brand etc? i am currently on Evorel conti 50 a combined continuous patch -  but maybe a tablet form - or patch and tablet would be better. I know so little about all this - the patches always worked before so Ive never had to tweak it! Love Sue
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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #88 on: April 17, 2007, 06:28:29 PM »

Hi Sue..first I was on kliovance then they upped the dose so kliofem but I still kept having bleeds so decided that I needed a different type so am on premique.Apparently its low dose more or less same as first one but I have done 2 and half months of it and no bleeds.0.625mg of conjugated estrogensUSP and 5mg of Medrowyprogesterone Acetate Ph Eur.!!!!!Hope you get your sleep sorted.Yes phenergan is what some of us used to give our kids!Julie x
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suzieQ

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Re: Tell us how you cope with poor sleeping
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2007, 07:26:40 PM »

Thanks for that Julie - I will look it up and see if it higher than what I am on - I'm hoping thi slady specialist may have some clever ideas to help. Saw a counsellor for an hour today to talk about the sleep thing - she wa svery good and a lovely warm lady. i hop eits going to help - plus I think teh amitryp is helping a little now. Thanks for your help and concern Love Suexx
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