Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Mr. M is such an insomniac! He hasn't been able to sleep for the past few nights, and last night he was up all night long. It's not the first time he has done that, and it probably won't be his last. Sure, his doctors give him sleeping pills for this exact reason, but he hates to take them.

First of all, he is already taking too many pills. Second, he always gets a "hangover" when he takes most any kind of sleeping pill. (He has tried many different kinds.) Of course he could always take an over-the-counter sleeping pill, and those have worked for him in the past, but they don't always work, and if he takes one of those then he can't take a prescription one. Othertimes he just doesn't want to take them. He hates taking so many pills. I think sometimes he is hopeful that he will eventually fall asleep on his own. Many times he does, after several hours of trying. Then of course, he is completely exhausted during the day. So he is fighting his MS fatigue along with his insomniac fatigue. Thus we have a vicious cycle. And you know how I hate to watch him sleep. It is all so very frustrating.

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