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Sleep!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

SUCH a magical word!!!! I recently joined the better sleep challenge in order to try to get some semblance of normality into my somewhat shaky sleep patter...Ever since starting Tamoxifen, I have been unable to sleep, initially because of the pains from the side effects and subsequently because it knocked my ovaries for six and now I spend all winter in shorts and a tee shirt! Not fair! I wake up on average 5 times a night from the hot flashes I get as a result, and am trying everything I can to reduce them. However, as a breast cancer survivor, I am limited in my choices as to what I can take, so I am just going to have to learn to live with it for a while longer.

Sleep has always had a lovely relaxing quality about it for me...you can almost feel the pain and weariness flowing out of your body as you curl up in bed...I hope that the challenge wil help me get that wonderful feeling back again!
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DS9KIE 11/26/2013 3:37PM

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HERBKAT 11/23/2013 11:02PM

    Hope the challenge works for you. I know how hard it is to sleep with pain.

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MJ7DM33 11/23/2013 10:18PM

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/23/2013 7:43PM

    It doesn't work for everyone but I find that having soy milk or other soy products daily helps keep my hot flashes at bay. Soy has natural estrogen or similar chemicals in it which can help with menopausal symptoms, although I don't know if that is good for cancer survivors or not.

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JACKIE542 11/23/2013 6:45PM

    I sure hope the sleep challenge will help. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 11/23/2013 5:59PM

    I went into menopause when I was only 40, because of cancer. I'm now 50 and I still have hot flashes, I wake up a lot from them too. I used to love flannel pjs in the winter, but I haven't worn them in a long time; I wear cotton tee shirts and cotton pants to sleep in all year around. I also turn my heat down to 60F when I go to bed for the night.

I hope with the challenge, you find some helpful ways to get better sleep.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/23/2013 1:39PM

    No sleep is no fun I hope you find something that works. I hear you I am awaken all night also for hot flashes no fun.

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MAGGIEVAN 11/23/2013 1:28PM

    It helped me a lot. I hope you will get some benefits too.

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SUZIPAM1 11/23/2013 1:08PM

    i feel just the same way

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