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
I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.
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?
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