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Hey Kate,
I really believe sleep disturbance is a symptom of lupus and definately of fibro and it should be given the same respect as any other symptom. I think it can go way beyond simple 'sleep hygeine' to the point where medicaton is necessary.
Sleeplessnes contributes to headaches fatigue and depression which lupies can suffer from anyway so it needs sorting.
My Gp prescribed zopiclone (I forget the american name) which I was really reluctant to take. However I did and it helped. I only took it a few times and it seemed to knock me back into a better sleeping pattern. I also know its there if I get desparate which helps.
I hope you get some sympathetic help soon
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