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In the last few years my IBS has gotten worse and so too has my sleep. I now wake up every morning with gas, discomfort and urgency. I have to get out of bed to have a bowel movement and cannot get back to sleep, especially since I have discomfort from incomplete evacuation. My sleep also never feels refreshing.
I suspect my antidepressant (Fluvoxamine) is also causing me sleep problems. I often feel tired, but restless at the same time. It’s difficult for me to even take a nap. I’m seeing my psych soon so I’ll be able to discuss that with him. Is there any medication that has helped any of you with sleep?
I have tried giving up alcohol, and giving up caffeine with no real difference. Weed used to help, but doesn’t anymore.
I kind of question which came first, the worsening of my IBS or the poor sleep. I know lack of sleep can make symptoms worse. I guess it’s kind of become this vicious cycle where they affect each other now. What can I do?
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