Saw my MD sleep doctor yesterday. Was almost at the end of my rope, tired, which they could all see. That was good.
I asked for pain pills and we compromised with a 24-hour anti-inflammatory which seems to help already. Felt better going to bed, and feel better today.
Also got a narcolepsy drug also labeled for OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), for the sleepiness, but so far, I think it just makes me want to toss my cookies more. I think that is a symthom of not enough sleep too.
They also sent me home with an oxymeter. So here I am, sleeping with a CPAP, an insulin pump, and the oxymeter. I got completely woud up in the mess and had to take about 5 minutes to get unwrapped around 1:30. Husband was dumb enough to ask if I slept okay. NO, I DIDN'T! But I think they got good data, as I woke when I often do.
I've been going through a weird cycle -- hopefully we can get this fixed. I get progressively more tired, more strung out, then finally get to a point that I sleep the sleep of the dead -- often as much as 10 hours (machine showed this to the doctor). I predict that really good sleep is going to hit in the next couple of days. Or at least I hope.
I also wake up a lot during these cycles. Last two nights were around 4 times. I usually only have to get up once -- but do have a bit of trouble falling asleep, especially when bond in medical cords
FYI: being tired seems to increase my insulin resistance slightly. I'm consistently running 10-20 points higher both yesterday and today, and have the temporary basal on.