I have been diagnosed as having ataxia,consultant leaving it there.I take green tea,pomegranate juice,Vitamin E-400 and B12 on advised from him.I take zopiclone 3.7 mg from doctor to help me sleep,which has very little help as i wake up at 12.30 am and cannot go back to sleep ,use lavender oil as aid to sleep, cannot keep awake more than 9.00 am when I go to bed.Any suggestions would help
Ataxia: I have been diagnosed as having ataxia... - Ataxia UK
I suffer and so does a lot of people I’m afraid
For me, I call my CA topsy turvy condition because everything is back to front
Eg. I Can’t sleep when I’m tired.
So I’m in bed 6-7 pm and that can help
Also have a nap in the afternoon sometimes helps
There’s only a small window between tired and awake so i have to be on the ball. Miss that window and I’ll be too tired to sleep
See a neurologist that specializes in ataxia if you can. Physical Therapy, as well as eating as healthy as possible (lots of fresh fruit and veggies, little to no processed food) helps me. I also do exercises (safely, of course) at home for balance and strength. You can find exercises on line for handicap situation. I also stretch daily, as I'm so stiff. I take some vitamins (D, B-12 & a multi cap and CoQ10 (300 mg) daily, but I don't know if they've helped. I've heard Melatonin is helpful for sleep (I've not tried it) and don't recommend trying anything until you talk to your doctor please. I have ataxia due to adult on-set Niemann Pick C disease, so everyones different. My best to you...,;o)
Topsy turvy is a good way to explain how I feel, many times, having been diagnosed with Ataxia and PD. I don't sleep well, most of the time. Sleeping pills and I don't get along. Last time I took a sleeping pill, I had a major seizure, and ended up in hospital for several days. So, I guess I can really empathize with how you feel.