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Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on my continued insomnia. This is still a huge problem but some things have changed.

I, still, for the life of me, cannot fall asleep! If I am really desperate I will pop a couple of Benadryls to make me groggy but I really wish to start sleeping on my own. Once asleep, I sleep soundly through the night. I just cannot fall asleep until 3 or 4 in the morning!


There were a few days I could not stay asleep because of the pain I was in. Whichever way I slept, the pressure on my joints kept me awake. I can no longer sleep on my right side because of the massive pain in my hip.

Unfortunately, this is the only side I can fall asleep on.  It is painful on my left side and on my stomach, but it more bearable.


I keep records of my medications and what time I take them and noticed I was taking my pain meds early in the evening.

I lowered my dinner dose and added Tramadol before bed. This really helped! Even though it does not help me fall asleep, it ensures I stay asleep.


Now, I just need to shut off my brain a little better so I can drift peacefully off to sleep.


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.