Insomnia After M C Anyone Else Having Problems Sleeping

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Morrison1 - March 1

Hi Ladies, I have been talking with some of you about other aspects of my recent m/c and thought I would post this to see if anyone else was in the same boat. I m/c starting on 2/17 and just finished bleeding around 2/27...but since Sunday I have been having issues with migraines and insomnia. Last night, I didn't get to sleep until 4:30am. My doctor says it could be all the hormones trying to regulate themselves, and I have noticed that my temperature is still fluctuating during the night like it did when I was first pregnant, but it seems strange. Anyone else having trouble sleeping? I am sure it could be all the anxiety, too...but just wondering.


buffy2297 - March 1

Morrison when I had my miscarriage in January I didn't sleep for about 3 weeks. I didn't start sleeping normally until I was back at work. I think it gave me something else to focus on and tired my brain. I think it's a combination of hormones and the sadness that grabs you. You mind works overtime not letting you shut down to relax. I will get better and you sleep pattern will return but like everything it takes time. I'm really sorry that you've had to join this sight but you are in the best place. I'm sorry for your loss.


Morrison1 - March 1

Thanks Buffy. I am glad, as selfish as it may sound, that I am not alone. Going through this, as I have found, can be a lonely process - especially at 3:00am. I am back at work - in fact I only took two days off (one week apart). I probably should have taken more. Thanks for the kind words...I am sorry for your loss as well and glad to hear you are doing better.


robinmarie74 - March 1

Hi, this is my 1st posting. I found out on 2/14 (I was 9 weeks) that my baby had stopped growing around 1.5 weeks prior. I had my D&C the next day and have had horrible problems sleeping since this all happened. I too have been getting headaches and terrible fluctuations in my mood. I'm now sorry that I had the D&C b/c I feel that it has made me feel worse, in general, than if I had let nature take its course. I guess this is normal but I have no one to talk to about this. I'm really glad that I found this site!


Morrison1 - March 1

Robinmarie, I am so sorry for your loss. I myself and hoping for a full night's sleep for the first time in days. We'll see how it goes. I have considered asking the doctor for sleeping pills, but I am afraid of how they will react with the hormones raging. Anyway, let me know if you find some relief. Take care ~


buffy2297 - March 2

Morrison, how far gone were you.?Perhaps you should of taken longer off from work. 2 days that is nothing. I never take sick leave but had 3 weeks off and on my first day back I was a wreck but it eventually got better. I could never have gone back to work having only had 2 days off. My you are so brave do they know at work? It does get better you don't forget but you just accept what's happened. While I was off i spent my life at the gym as I thought physical exercise would help but it didn't. I think it's part of the process.


robinmarie74 - March 2

Morrison, I agree that it's some comfort to know that you're not alone though I'm sorry for everyone's loss. I'm going to ask my Dr. for something to help me sleep b/c when I do sleep I only remember dreaming about babies. I took a week off of work and thought that I would be fine but I still have bad days. My husband tries so hard but I think that he feels that I should be getting "better" by now. This was my first pregnancy and I'm now paranoid that this is going to keep happening. My Mom said that my baby is now my guardian angel so that has been some comfort.


Morrison1 - March 2 are right. Two days (and they weren't even in a row) was probably not enough. But, I can do my job with minimal interaction with others and it gave me something to think about other than the loss. When I was home I felt worse. I did do a few short days, and that helped too. Some of my work friends know, but not all of them, and I haven't known many of them long. But I find that it doesn't matter how long you have known someone, if they haven't been there, they don't "get it". I did get a full night's sleep last night and feel a lot better today. It is amazing what rest will do. Robin - I think my body finally just shut down. I took some tylenol pm and let myself sink into a movie. Have you tried that? Turn off the lights, get comfortable, and sink into a movie. It doesn't fix anything, but you can escape - for just a little while - and let your body relax.


D D - March 9

YES I had problem sleeping - sould sleep- could concentrate at work and the doctor prescribed Ambien only because I was holding of on ttc.


Morrison1 - March 10

DD - will you have to stop the ambien before you ttc again? After four really BAD nights, I am back on a decent sleep scheule. I can't sleep in at all, but I am sleeping pretty soundly. I have never been one to remember my dreams well, either, and I have a feeling that right now, it's a blessing. Good luck and wishes of rest to you all!



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