sleeping 14 hrs or more a day

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lacjac
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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone, I'm up for any ideas to help get me up, keep me up and sleep less. Right now my doc and I are trying to figure this out, I can sleep forever and sleep so hard it takes alot to wake me up. I try to go to bed before 10pm and can't get out until at least 2pm. I've tried alarms all over the house, putting the phone right by me head all sorts of weird things. PLEASE HELP!!!

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   Posted 9/17/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lacjac,

I had that problem too. The doctor put me on a medication called adderall. It keeps me awake. I have to take it first thing when I get up. Maybe your doc will give that a try.

Good luck

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donnaeil
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   Posted 9/17/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,

It sounds like it is time for you to have a sleep study. Take care,

Donnaeil

juliacraftylady
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   Posted 9/17/2008 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Whay happens if you make youreself stay awake?Do you function or need to sleep?Are you in pain awake?My only experience has been with CFS where i slept 18 hour days,now with Fibro have trouble sleeping.Has it been going on long?not being funny but maybe you could sleep it off,i have been asleep all day,defintley a sleep study ,good luck julia

AustenFan
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondered if you are taking any medications that promote drowsiness?
 
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SassyIsMyKitty
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   Posted 9/18/2008 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   

There is a drug you can get over the counter called Stay-Up. You could try that. Get some and take it when you wake up. I agree that a sleep study is a good idea. I sort of envy you...somedays I wish I could sleep the day away.

The weird thing with me is that I can fall asleep for a nap during the day without a problem. I sleep hard. But at night, the only way I can sleep is to take my Trazodone.

Julia, when I try to stay awake, it really affects me physically...the more I fight to stay awake during the day, the more pain I am in. Sleep is important because that is when your body takes time to repair itself. But, for those of us with Fibro, or any other chronic pain issues, we have to fight not to sleep too much. Exercise sucks when you are in pain, but you gotta do it to keep your muscles strong.


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lacjac
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   Posted 9/21/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, have to say I can sleep that long drug free!! Never thought of a sleep study - will ask pcp aout it. Thanks for the great idea.

luvmyboxer
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   Posted 9/21/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   

I know it is a problem for you and would be for most people but I am sooooo envious!

I would love to sleep even one hour solid without waking up. Sure does sound like a sleep study is in order.


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kara487
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   Posted 9/22/2008 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Im the opposite the only way I can sleep good is with ambien and elavil. Trazodone never worked for me to help my sleep. It doped me up but it kept me awake, Im the opposite I have trouble sleeping. I think you need a sleep study.

SassyIsMyKitty
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   Posted 9/22/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I have tried Ambien, and I loved it...but, it had weird sideffects for me...not that I minded them. I had cool hallucinations..I would take my pill, and then I would wait for it to kick in...I would stare at the ceiling and strands of colors would come to be from the ceiling and I would wrap them around my fingers. It was really cool. But, I got taken off of it because I had those sideeffects. I tried Lunesta, that didn't work for me. I was on Seroquel at one time, and I would take it at night and 50mg of Trazodone and I would sleep for like 11 hours. It was wonderful. If I didn't take the Traz with it, I would still get about 8 to 9 hours of sleep. And it helped keep me from going "psychotic". I'm not a crazy person, I just act out in odd ways when I am not on an anti-depressant of some kind. It's weird. I hate having trouble sleeping. I can take a few hours of sleep during the day without a problem, but when I go to bed at night, I have to take meds to help me sleep...

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