Faslodex and Insomnia

Faslodex and Insomnia: Suggestions

If you are experiencing insomnia with Faslodex, there are some things that you can try. Some tips for better sleep include:
  • Keep a regular sleep-wake cycle. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine in the four to six hours before bedtime.
  • Refrain from exercise within two hours of bedtime. Exercising five or six hours before bedtime, however, may help you sleep more soundly.
  • Avoid large meals within two hours of bedtime.
  • Refrain from taking nap later than 3 p.m.
  • Sleep in a dark, quiet room at a comfortable temperature.
  • Do a quiet activity somewhere else if you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes, and return to bed when you're sleepy.
  • Wind down in the 30 minutes before bedtime with a relaxing pre-sleep ritual, such as a warm bath, soft music, or reading.
(Click Good Sleep Habits for more suggestions.)

Faslodex and Insomnia: Final Thoughts

Remember that it is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop insomnia while taking Faslodex. Also, in some cases, if a person does develop insomnia, it is difficult to know whether these problems are because of Faslodex or other factors.
If you develop insomnia while taking Faslodex, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to recommend other treatments (such as insomnia medications), or may suggest adjusting the Faslodex dosage or trying another breast cancer treatment.
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