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Three quarters of cancer patients and survivors treated with chemotherapy suffer insomnia or sleep disorders that often become chronic conditions, hindering patients' ability to fully recover, according to scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Fri Dec 11, 2009 09:47 PM
I wonder whether the insomnia might have some neurological basis as does the "chemo brain" phenomenon.
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:08 PM
i had the same problem,and i still do .Wonder if anything can be done, i think it`s the nurves that stops us from sleeping
And for one i dont want to tack sleeping pills
Sat Dec 12, 2009 07:24 PM
I too, have had insomnia since taking chemo in 2007. Up until about 4 monoths ago, .5mg Xanax helped me sleep but now it doesn't work at all. Don't want to take any higher dosage or any sleeping pills but can't sleep more than an hour at a time. Has anyone found anything that is not rx that works?
Mon Dec 14, 2009 04:22 AM
id love to hear if anyone has anytning besides the regular sleeping pills on the market, or tylenol or advil pm's or the holistic stuff. i too am at an hour or so at a time every night for the last three years. its horrible but i cant find anything to help that doesnt make me sleep walk and stumble around like im drunk; thats what my people tell me. thanks,
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