My father is unable to sleep after chemo because of the steroids in his meds. This will last two nights.
He also has a prescribed sleeping pill and that does not work either .
Has anyone experienced this? What did you find to help you?
The effects do wear off after the run of steroids ends, though. If you can just encourage your dad to “go with the flow” - be hyper when he’s hyper and rest when his body tells him to rest - he’ll get through this.
You could also discuss this with his medical team, particularly if the effects of the steroids are “over the top” - some patients get pretty bad mood swings with them, and in such cases, the meds need to be adjusted.
Hope this helps.
Just had my first FOLFOX infusion last week and ran into the same problem. My doc prescribed a sleeping pill that I knew worked for me. I would suggest working with his doc to find one that works for him. I know from past experience that you may need to experiment a little.