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Thizznick

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2009 :  12:05:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I've struggled with insomnia for about two years now. It mysteriously went away about eight months ago right before I developed some chronic pain symptoms. After reading a couple of Sarno's books and seeing Dr. Schlecter, my pain symptoms gradually went away. But then I developed insomnia again. I realize it could just be a coincidence, but does any one know anything about TMS and insomnia or has anyone struggled with similar problems?

Thanks
Davis

David

HilaryN

United Kingdom
878 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2009 :  14:56:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thizznick,

It sounds like symptom imperative. (When one symptom goes away, sometimes another apears to take its place.)

Many people have mentioned insomnia. Here are a few examples:

http://tmswiki.wetpaint.com/page/Insomnia

Hilary N
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Fox

USA
496 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2009 :  13:54:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Read "Say Goodnight to Insomnia" - a terrific book for folks with insomnia like me.
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Thizznick

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2009 :  16:09:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmm...I suspected as much. I actually read Say Good Night to Insomnia and you're right, it is a very helpful book. I always felt that my chronic pain and insomnia were related (although truthfully I'd take the insomnia over the pain any day of the week).

David
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DrGUID

United Kingdom
42 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2009 :  08:13:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had TMS and insomnia. I believe my insomnia is related to blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Eating something sugary usually helps me get back to sleep. It's worth a go (but also it's worth checking you haven't got a real condition like diabetes).
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DR. CHRIS

Canada
5 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2009 :  02:12:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Western Medicine has made an observation that lack of Stage 4 Deep Sleep (REM) leads to the onset of Fibro (TMS) symptoms. Take it with a grain of Western Medicine, But interesting none the less.
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Wavy Soul

USA
778 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2009 :  01:26:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great topic, especially as I'm up after trying to go to sleep, at 12:23 am, reading this damn forum (nothing personal intended). Still, I just ate some chocolate, so hopefully I'm right on track.

I'm very stressed, with issues to do with an angry sister, a dying mom, the sister also has cancer, she hates me, I can't afford to go be with the mom... lotsa stuff.

And yes, it constantly moves around in me, from one psychosomatic thing to another, including exhaustion AND insomnia, which are a nasty combo.

I do find it endlessly helpful to continually kind of laugh at my symptoms and not "freeze" around any one of them, and just keep moving forward. It's actually better that they move around and change, than that one of them become the Symptom Du Jour, or of the Year, and get me into a doctor vortex or something.

love to all

Love is the answer, whatever the question
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Fox

USA
496 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2009 :  06:53:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the phrase "doctor vortex" - it's so true - avoid the (non TMS) docs if at all possible. They can be your downfall.
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