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Sorry you're having a tough time right now. I really don't know how I can help except, maybe you should go online and look up "sleep hygiene". I just looked it up for you and there's lots of advice via a google search. I think you might need to get yourself out of your current sleep pattern.
I'm one of those folks that was always an early raiser.. even when I was a little kid, I was awake before everyone else. I'm up with the sun and down with the moon and I'm really grateful for that. Except during the beginning of winter and summer.
I think you should explain your problem to your doctor, maybe some of the meds your on are giving you this problem.
I just wanted to let you know that I'm concerned about you and hope you can get some help, this must be very difficult for you and your family.
Hi Kitty, I was given that Lyrica 2x. The 2nd time I had such miserable headaches and pains in my head. I asked the dr. who gave it to me if Lyrica could be causing it, he gave me a dismissive smile and said NO. I checked the paper work on the med and headache is one of the side effects. I kept getting the pains every few minutes in addition to the constant headache. I stopped the medicine. My old pcp was annoyed w/ me. She said the med wasn't the prob, YET the headaches stopped after I stopped the med.
Besides checking the paper that should come w/ the medicine, ask your pharmacist about it. S/he would probably know better than the dr what effects you might experience.
I have a hard time w/ sleeping, usually average about 3 hrs. I have a set time to go to bed and I get up early every day. I am not able to take a nap, wish I could. It might help to have set hrs going to bed and up again in the morning. Routines do help us.
Hope you get some rest soon.
God bless. Alice.
Hi Kitty, I have almost exactly your sleep problem & I am not on Lyrica. I have insomnia from the Fibro & the sleep from the CFS. From the beginning of my Fibro I have had lots of trouble with insomnia. I take cyclobenzaprine 10mg an hour before bed & a melatonin 5mg, sublingual 20 min. before bed. This, for the most part helps me to sleep, however, when I am flaring nothing helps with the insomnia, I will be up until all hours. Once I go to sleep, when not flaring, I sleep between 10-12 hours. I do wake up several times during the night but fall back to sleep after awhile. Then in the morning, I can't get myself up. If I do get up too early (like I only get 8 hours of sleep) I will be so tired all day & then about 9:00p.m. or so I will wake up & have insomnia for hours & be unable to sleep. When I finally do go to sleep, I will sleep for 12-15 hours. I have found I must keep a routine & be dilegent with it. If I get off it, my whole life becomes trying to get my sleep pattern back in some kind of order. It's like a pendullum that I am trying to keep somewhat in the center but when my sleep is off, I will swing way over one way & then swing totally the other way. Oversleeping, insomnia, undersleeping, sleep 15 hours, stay awake for 36 hours & can't sleep, go to sleep & can't get up. If I let it, it can run my life or lack of life. So, talk to your Dr about your sleep & maybe try a sleeping pill or melatonin. What ever helps you get control of this.
This may be the Lyrica, I don't know. I actually hope it is & you can find some relief by going off it. Maybe, if it is from the Lyrica your body will adjust with time. Hugs to you, Denise
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
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