I am with SassyAuburn, you should look into Ambien or Ambien CR which is an extended release. I had to take Ambien for almost a year because I just wasn't sleeping. You could also look into over the counter sleep aids. Tylenol makes one that works pretty well and it is much more affordable I am starting to have that same issue again You are right, if we do not sleep we are just setting our selves up to be thrown full blown into a flare up :!: Like you said, what can you do if you just can't sleep. I think it is ironic that with our disease we need lots of rest and sleep; however, our disease can cause insomnia......sometimes it just isn't fair :!: Hopefully your doctor will give you something for it and you will find yourself getting more and more sleep and feeling a little bit better as you go. :sleeping: Until then keep your head up and keep talking to all of us, we will help you get through it
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram