Unable to sleep
Just a quick query - my brother is recovering from his hip op which was a month ago now, almost, and 2 weeks ago he went back on his original chemo of Cap + oxy (sadly, not the Avastin he also had with it in 2015) to deal with some small lung mets. He is also due to have radiotherapy for good measure in the hip area to try to get rid of any lurking nasties there.
The trouble is that he is finding it very difficult to sleep at the moment. They have even given him temazepam late last week but even this does not seem to be helping. This was affecting him before the very hot weather we've had the past couple of days. Obviously as he is recovering from an op he needs to sleep to recover, plus the chemo is making him feel more fatigued than first time round: he had been told that is not unusual. However, the combination of the two is just leaving him exhausted with this lack of sleep.
Is there anything you can suggest? @Lady GT did suggest it may be something to do with steroids and the dose of these having to be reduced, but to be honest I don't know if these are in any of the medications he's on right now. I'm worried as he really needs to be able to sleep to boost his recovery and get him well enough for the radiotherapy part of his treatment.