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leemadd
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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so tired I spent Monday runnuing around for DR. appt perscriptions filled errand ect.. planned on having tuesday to relax, Not daughter was running for track fell into a whole and twisted her ankle. we were at drs again we went for exrays It is not broken but the dr said that this type of sprain is worse than a brake. she has to be on crutches for 2 weeks and no weight on it. I started taking the cymbalta on Monday and I can not sleep. My body is so exhausted and I am in pain and. I am SICK AND TIRED of having Fibro I know it is not a disease that will cause death but this is no way for a person to live.. My feet hurt my legs hurt and my arms hurt and I have a headache bigger than Mt everst. I know I need to slow down and take care of me but I cant seem to find the time My husband normally helps out but he has been a big jerk this week because of the activities that has not been taking place if you know what I mean..I need a vacation. I am sorry I just need to vent I usually try to be positivr but how long can a person keep going until it catches up with them...
LeeAnn

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   Posted 3/18/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
No matter how positive we are, we still hurt and become exhausted more easily. Even parents who do not have fibro would have been wiped out with your schedule.

Have mercy on yourself and snatch rests whenever possible. I reared a son who was a ballet dancer and spent my time in the doctors office with him. I understand.

Take care and sneak in rest whenever possible.

Donnaeil

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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
LeeAnn, I hope you are feeling better. I know this is a tough thing, esp. when the husband wants sugar and we feel like salt :) I hope you can talk with him and help him understand that a nicer and more understanding husband makes a happier and less stressed wife. Good luck with everything and let us hear from you.
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
LeeAnn, I hope you can get some sleep. It sounds like you have been driven to the brink. I know what it's like to have a day planned for rest & to have it snatched away. GRRR!! I hope your daughter is ok & you can find some time to get the sleep you need. Soft hugs, Denise

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tyno3
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -7)   
cymb wink lta contains Nortriptilene, a stimulant. Do you take it AM? Still can't sleep. This happens to me when i overdo. I cannot relax to get to sleep. Mind racing, antsy, everybody is cranky. Can you escape? Matbe take daughter on crutches to a hotel and hole up for a couple of days. Prefer one with Sauna, Jacqussi and in room service massage. Is daughter got a friend who can come stay to step and fetch, then leave her home with friend. Or let hubby care for her. Go see your GP or best compassionate Doc. Have him order bedrest. Had to warn you about Cymbalta. My brother takes a similar med and runs all day, and still cannot sleep. Try to cut yourself a break. 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Aww, (LeeAnn) - gentle hug -

Sorry you're having trouble sleeping.  Its SO frustrating and hard on a fibromite's body.  I agree with Tyno, contact your doc and see if you can get a little help.

When I have trouble sleeping for more than a day or so, I wind up having anxiety issues and lots of pain.  So I wind up needing to take some Xanax and planning a day alone.  Seems you were trying to do just that and had an interuption.  (Same thing happened to me yesterday, the daughter stopped by for an hour and a half, the my sis and a friend stopped by after that, for about the same amount of time, then hubby wanted to go to his favorite bar to meet some friends from work - I didn't get a moment's peace and I was dying to just relax all day)

I hope you can get some rest and sorry your not feeling your best.

Take care,


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SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
{{{{LeeAnn}}}}}

I am so sorry you're having trouble sleeping-that is one of the worst things about this DD-we don't sleep well, which causes more pain, which can cause more anxiety, which can lead to more sleep issues! Isn't it awful??!!??

I don't take any meds, but when I am having a cycle like that (my sleep issues come in cycles, just like everything else), I make sure to take a warm bath and drink some chamomille tea about two hours before I go to bed. I also dress very lightly on nights like that (a lot of times I am woken up by night sweats) and make sure not to drink anything so that I don't wake up in need of a bathroom!

I hope you were able to get some much needed rest and that you're feeling a little better.
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leemadd
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I slept a little betterlast night woke up several times but was back to sleep quickly, I did take an advil PM I figured I would maybe get some pain relief and a good night sleep.The arthritis is getting to me today it is damp and rainy. my knees and back ache.I did clean the big house I clean today I have tomorrow to my self.wahooo... As long as we dont have any surprises..
Patti we had that happen to us on Sunday. My best friend showed up with her granddaughter she was insistant that she come see aunt Lee;s new puppy and then hubbys sister showed up of course because she wanted something. then hubbys parents showed up and I despise my inlaws all they ever do is talk about other people they know that there neighbors Got home at 422 am and 115 ect ect... And what are they doing out all hours of the night.. ect ect Finally I said I could care less what they are doing its none of my business...I excused my self and said I need to get ready to go we have some errands to run where you going ect.. We borrowed $300.00 from them about 15 years ago it was from like a tuesday to a friday, my sil knew and so did aunts and unlces would never ask them to borrow another dime. Any who I could ramble about inlaws all day. I will be trying to take a nap this aftrnoon . Thanks all for your support.
LeeAnn

tyno3
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   Posted 3/19/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Since we're all feeling awful, I might as well add my little catastrophe to the mix. I am still struggling with that pain in my left upper arm. I strained it badly around Feb. end as I tried to empty Farmhouse. I lugged my brother's d--- hockey trophies, 3 boxes and probably disabled myself. I am an old lady, 53, with a chronic muscle/connective tissue disease and my brother is still asking me about stuff from that nasty old Farmhouse, I was left to deal with all by myself. Did they think the elves came in the night and saved every little piece of thirty-five years of accumulated garbage, in a magical warehouse somewhere for free, until such time as they themselves recall that Dad had some kind of pulley system to get that d----- truck out of the d----- mud. The new owner called yesterday, he wants it gone. Brother says, "oh yeah, get Dad's pulley and pull it out." Nothing to it. Just call up those elves. 

So, I saw a massage therapist, and everything else was much better but the arm soldiers on, more pain, just that constant nagging pain. Kinda like my constant nagging sibs.

So, what has all this to do with sleep? Well, I am going to lie down on the bed and see if I can catch a nap. lol, Grumpie Elf.

 


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leemadd
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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Tyno, you have a great sence of humor. Tell you brother to get the pulley out him self..Or the other man to trash it that it was part of the farm.
LeeAnn

tyno3
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Leemadd: Sometimes cynicism and wit are all a gal has to hang on to. I have been working on developing a sense of humour so as to look at the world from an entirely different perspective.
 
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Carnissa
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feeel Leemadd, ever since i have moved out on my own with the bf seems i have no time to get the rest i need....or at least it seems between working 40-44 hours a week, making sure dinner is ready and everything else that a place takes to maintain... and trying to make bf happy i am exhausted.. swollen arms legs feet and hands are nothing... i just can't stand not getting sleep.. when i do sleep it feels like i just closed my eyes and my alarm is going off... i can't stand functioning on 2-4 hours sleep a night.... at least i am keeping the tea industry alaive LOL
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tyno3
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   Posted 3/20/2009 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Carnissa, I take amyltriptilene, and I take it earlier about one to two hours before I go to bed. Because of the thick coating it takes longer to get into your system. Also, I asked my doc, and he said ok, could I cut the pill in two halves to speed up the process, if I am late taking it. It starts getting into my system quicker. If that doesn't work, maybe you need a slightly higher dose. Ask your doc. You have to allow sleep to come with amyltriptilene, ie. don't jump up and start doing things an hour after you take it. Then, as I have experienced, several times, an emergency will come up, I get up to deal with it, and then the amyltriptilene doesn't work.
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   Posted 3/20/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Lee Ann I haven't done this for awhile but when I need to get away from my family I tell them I'm going to go do some genealogy research, which is 4 hrs away, and I stay in a nice motel for a few days by myself. devil I do a little research while I'm there too. Besides talking to hubby a few times a day so he will know I'm okay my cell phone doesn't work well down there in the hills when any other family members try to call me. turn I know the area well and feel very comfy being there by myself and it is heaven.
 
So you need to take up a hobby that will take you away from home every once in awhile when they get to you. devil
 
Matter of fact after this baby is born and the weather gets a little nicer I feel the need to do genealogy research coming on. yeah
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 3/20/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
What a marvelous idea. When I was caring for my Dad, almost solo, those two or three days when my brother was in town and available, I would disappear. I love music festivals, so I would go stay in a motel closeby and attend the festival or not, as I pleased. It saved me from insanity, I think. At least  I could think.

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Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


leemadd
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   Posted 3/20/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to get away sometime maybe when it is a little warmer. I got a better nights sleep last night daughter woke me up at 705. we leave the house at 710 so other than a few minutes of panic. I have done nothing today except relax.
LeeAnn

jewelrylady
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   Posted 3/20/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
When I need to get away I go to my sister Patti's house. I have a nice quiet bedroom with my own bath & told to sleep all you want, read in bed & if you want company come out & visit. I always relax there & as soon as I am feeling better, probably when the greenhouses open, I will head to Spokane for a visit. LeeAnn, good for you, relax all day. For me Friday is always my relax day. I don't know why either, it just happened. So on Friday I take it easy & read alot. Tyno I think you should do as LeeAnn said & call your brother & tell him to arrange to get the pulley himself or he can hire someone but you, my dear, are out of it. No More Farm Chores for you!!!!! LOL Marlee, you are so smart, I really got a chuckle out of that, geneology hummm? Good job. Hey, I actually worked on my families geneology for awhile & it was interesting. Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11

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