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Topic Lurking, did you get help with your sleep? Go to previous topic Go to next topic Go to higher level

By jcoff012 On 2019.11.13 13:08
Carl and I had a huge fight this morning because, as usual, he came upstairs at 5:30 to “sleep”. This time was particularly bad because he screamed out and kept thrashing while still asleep. I, however, was wide awake since he came upstairs! In anger, I said, “STOP! I can’t sleep! I’m tired!” He immediately got out of bed, got a shower and left for our daughter’s condo without me...(which was fine because after 4 months/7days a week I’m worn out!) BUT, even after *I* apologized to soothe this situation, he lashed out at me...”I can’t sleep, so I come up to get comfort and you push me away. I don’t deserve this!”

So, I thought of you and your posts on similar sleep issues. Did you find anything to help? He is taking Melatonin, a pill his neuro suggested for anxiety, and he has gone back to Rock Steady boxing...

If you have any suggestions, I could use the help. I need uninterrupted sleep once in awhile, you know?

By lurkingforacure On 2019.11.17 21:07
Hi Jane,
I did, and although it is not consistent-I'll still take it! I told our neuro we needed a sleep aid for my husband and he scripted us a very low dose of quetiapine. This helped but was not consistent, as I mentioned, so we have since had the script doubled. My husband will still occasionally yell me awake at 3am, but it is so much better than before.

I was angry at our neuro for not suggesting it himself sooner, and angry at myself for not thinking to ask for it. The kids and I suffered for years when we could have been getting better sleep, so don't be shy about asking for the help. You'll be so glad you did:)


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