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Do you have any other health conditions?

Do you have any other health conditions alongside insomnia? Have you found any effective ways to manage both your insomnia and other condition(s)? Share in the comments below!

  1. I have insomnia, Chron’s disease, migraines, chronic kidney disease, lupus, borderline personality disorder, ptsd, depression, anxiety, and have had 3 heart attacks….did I mention I’m only 38? Have tried many different medications throughout the years…Effexor is starting to help somewhat. Melatonin helps me get sleepy but I don’t often fall asleep and stay asleep. So frustrated and exhausted.

    1. That is an awful lot to contend with at such a young age, . Is your insomnia due to pain or are you unsure what causes it? Is your doctor any help at all? I hope Effexor is effective for you. It can be so hard to find the right medications for mental health issues, but it will be worth it when you do. Thinking of you and sending the warmest of wishes your way. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. I have severe insomnia, chronic migraines, IBS-C, depression/anxiety, and have tried so many different treatments and prescriptions. It’s so debilitating and frustrating. I’ve spent the past 18 months changing up every medication that I’m on with no luck managing any of these issues.

    1. I can see why you are frustrated, . Do you remember when the insomnia began in relation to your other comorbidities? Some antidepressants can actually cause insomnia, but not all psychiatrists are aware of that. It might be worth asking your pharmacist whether you are taking anything that might be contributing. Have you found anything at all that helps? Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

  3. I have PCOS, T2 diabetes, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, Sjogren's, DDD, metabolic syndrome, fibromyalgia. I think that's everything!

    All of my health issues are well controlled and I do my part by having a healthy diet, exercising, and regular PT. I also don't smoke or drink alcohol. Basically my life revolves around keeping my medical issues in check and staying as healthy as I can.

    I haven't had a pain free day in 33 years. Pain is my constant companion and I don't remember what it was like not having pain. And while I occasionally have a bad day emotionally, I'm a positive person. Lots of people deal with much more than I do and they do it with a smile.

    My health concerns do control my life and body and they probably even define me on some level. But I control how I respond to them. Just call me the "glass is half full girl". @

    1. What a great approach and attitude, . With so many health conditions, you could easily have become angry or depressed, dramatically impacting your quality of life. I hope someday that you get to experience at least one pain-free day. Gentle hugs. - Lori (Team Member)

  4. Depression/anxiety disorder, widespread osteoarthritis, Type 2 diabetes with a device sounding if my blood sugar gets too low, ileostomy bag due to Crohn's, both adult children estranged from us due to THEIR mental health issues = very bad insomnia. Just about to give up at age 71.

    1. Hi . Unfortunately, not all rheumatologists are created equally. There are some who will not make a diagnosis without a positive ANA and who are unfamiliar with PsA, which can be very hard to diagnose. Here is an article about seronegative RA from our sister community, Here is an article about diagnosis PsA from our PsA community: I hope this helps and that you get some better answers and some relief. Warmly, Lori (Team Member)

    2. I am glad you finally got your PsA diagnosis. My brother has PsA and I moderated is our sister community,, for three years. I know what a struggle it can be to get a diagnosis. I hope you have found an effective medication. Is PsA pain contributing to your insomnia? Here is an article about PsA and sleep struggles that might interest you: Thanks for chiming in. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

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