Since my bad bout of MAV in November I have had a horrible time sleeping. I was on Elavil for a month, couldnt stand the side effects and went off. The only good thing was it did make me sleep but too sound and too much. I’m med free right now other than the occasional Advil which I’ve been all my life. The bad bout I just experienced made me try the meds and it was an awful experience. Anyway, since November I cannot sleep and it in turn is causing my migraine to flare up - sleep disturbance and lack of is my worst trigger. I’ve tried hot baths, reading, sleepytime tea, meditation all of which does put me to sleep but I always wake up 3 hours later and then cannot fall back. I lay there and get full of anxiety knowing I am NOT sleeping and how this is going to throw my day and migraine into turmoil again. I’m lucky if I get 4 hours of sleep a night and I am not a napper so even catching up during the day doesnt work.
Other than hitting myself over the head with a hammer, any ideas??? I’m contemplating going to my doctor for sleeping pills but I really dont want to get into that habit either.