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Posted by JJS ( on March 02, 2001 at 17:19:21:

In Reply to: Melatonin posted by Joy on March 02, 2001 at 08:22:40:

I am only speaking for myself here, Joy, but when I'm in cycle, there is a certain level of anxiety about going to sleep. I feel that it's 99% certain that within an hour, I will be in pain.
At the same time, my chances are 50-50 if I'm awake. There were times during this past cycle that I didn't sleep at all for a couple of days at a time. It almost feels like sleep is a way to self induce an attack.

Also, I tried Ambien 5mg towards the end of the cycle, when the shadows outnumbered the attacks,
and that worked really well. Within a half an hour, I was ready for sleep, and didn't feel like crap the next morning, even after 5 hours sleep.

One more point to make, then I'll shut up. My cycle ended over a week ago, and my body is still on a cycle where I automatically wake up after four hours, and can't fall back asleep for another hour. It has to be because my body is so used to the routine of waking up every hour or two after falling asleep. Once the cycle is over, it may take some time to get back to 100%, even if the pain is gone.

Hope this helped ya, and this thing will be over for him any day now. Keep pluggin!

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