Hey- I have been diagnosed and successfully treated for bipolar for 20 years. I recently, 6 days ago, was injected with cortisone/prendisone for back problems. (several lumbar discs) I have been suffering from insomnia ever since. Fortunately, i am getting a minimum of 4-5 hours of sleep a night. However, my body needs 8-9 hours of sleep. It is very frustrating, just started a job and my concentration is off. Spoke to a PA at the Pain Management place, he gave me an Rx for 5mg cyclobenzaprine. (I am very sensitive to drugs. I don't want to get hooked on anything.) I started with one, guessing i should try two before bedtime. I am very apprehensive about more drugs and the way i am feeling.
Have i mentioned I am weaning off zoloft, down to 25 mg. every OTHER day, and have ben clean and sober for 14 years (alcoholism). So far, I feel in control and am aware of what is going on with my head, don't drive when I am tired. So, what can i do? Should i bring my psychiatrist, GP in on this or should i stay consulting with the Pain Management people> thank you