Falling asleep all the time

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Sue2z
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   Posted 12/20/2008 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I fall alsleep all the time, for 15 mins a time then force myself up for 15 and the procedure continues all day .  It actually hurts me to sleep because I suffer chronic pain  its no way to live ones life constantly sleeping. I feel like crap and look also, if its chronic fatiague I really hope it goes as its affecting the quality of my liffe.    tasha confused confused
Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica


jewelrylady
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   Posted 12/23/2008 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Tasha, I hope you get some relief.  I am sorry you are having such a rough time of it.  My Chronic Fatigue seems to worsen this time of year for some reason.  I use Flexeril at night to sleep & also use Melatonin 5mg sublingual.  If I sleep, then all my other symptoms get better.  My pain is less, my fog is better & I can think alot clearer.  Right now I am in a sleep cycle of 10-14 hours per night.  I do wake & go back to sleep several times during the night but for the most part I sleep.  I am awake about 12 hours so I have short days.  I am going to talk to my Dr about some meds I was told about recently:  Adderall for staying awake & Ambien for sleep.  Some say this has really helped them. 

Is it possible for you to sleep without waking?  How do you sleep at night?  

I do have a better quality of life then I had before I was given the meds to help me sleep.  During the winter the quantity of awake time is down but that's the trade off I have taken for now.  I sure hope your pain will lessen.  Soft hugs, Denise  


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Sue2z
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   Posted 12/23/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks jewelry lady.  sue2z

Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/26/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Maybe you should see an immunoligist and see how your immune system is functioning, and if there is any way to boost it? just a thought. Have you had your thyroid function tested? and have you been tested for glandular fever? my first bout of GF i could NOT stay awake. I was also very anemic and needed tranfusions. maybe your doctor could do a full blood panel?

Maz XX



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odel
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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   

 

After reading your post I wish I could be of some better help for you in my case the opposite is true I am plagued with insomnia since I developed my chronic pain and began treate,emt with pain medication plus for 18 years I was a long distance highway Tractor Trailer driver and would stay awake for believe me almost 3 days in a row while driving 24/7 and I never ever took any drug to stay awake I had a weird ability to just stay awake for day s with just lots of coffee this also added to my sleep problem and sleeping meds have their peoblems when used daily

My previous Dr who perscribed me opiate med s longterm for by low back pain also to combat the drowsness some experience from opiate pain meds gave me a medication called Ritalin to also take in conjunction with the pain med s to stop the drowsyness caused by pain meds I took it as directed and it worked very well and I was told by other pain people who took it or similar type meds it worked for them also

 

Perhaps talk with your Dr about taking these type of med s Ritalin is used mainly to treat Hyper Activity in reality it is a stimilant/ Amphetamine class drug that has helped people

 

Today I don t take Ritalin anymore, to combat my tiredness today I just drink very strong coffee or expressO it works  for me

 

cheer s


Sue2z
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   Posted 1/24/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou for responses, I think its just chronic fatigue also Im on an opioid for fibro so that prob doesnt help. Been awake for two whole days, tomorrow prob sleep the whole day but did alot last couple days so thats all I can do.  You would think falling asleep all the time would be blissful.  its not. I cant even drive.           tasha

Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica


Mexus
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   Posted 2/20/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I was like you falling asleep all the time, and I lost alot of weight. I would be at work and be found asleep at the computer. I had tests done and I had an over active thyroid. If it was me, I would get checked out. Wishing you all the best. Mexus
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