I’m on month 5 of PFS caused by aromatase inhibitor use.
I suspected it was due to my AI use so I stopped immediately after experiencing the insomina, although I wasn’t sure at the time what might have caused it. Initially I thought I was just suffering from regular insomnia, so did 8 weeks of CBT-I with zero improvements whatsoever. My therapist even admitted to me this was the first time she’s never seen any improvement with one of her patients. The 5 hour sleep restriction absolutely killed me and started to become super depressed and anxious (I still am).
I can only sleep 2 to 4 hours before waking up in the middle of the night. Then I am tossing and turning for the rest of the night. Every time I sleep I am instantly in REM dream sleep. My dreams are very vivid and I remember them almost in their entirety every night. I never get any deep sleep. I am now super depressed.
Is this a symptom that can ever get better? What methods have people done that has improved them?