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Mostly my sympathy here . . . .
What I tend to do when he wants to nurse and I don't is to try to reduce the amount of time he nurses. I taught "time to finish up" by unlatching him and saying it at the same time, when he was about Eli's age. Now when I say "time to finish up", he unlatches himself. Do you do time "bells" at all (i.e. I say "five (and one) minute bell to batch time" a.r.i. Raising your spirited child)? You can apply this to nursing time, too.
I don't know if this would work at night, though-- I nightweaned when he was about 18 months, and now we talk about how we first nurse when the sun is up.
I sure hope you get some sleep soon-- that sounds so not fun.