so tired after company left - what's wrong with me?

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myjoy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
We had company (2 friends) at our home from last tuesday through yesterday (sunday). I am so tired that I can hardly function. My husband was off and running to work this morning...and if I did work, I sure would not have been able to go. How big of a problem is this for everyone? Why are we so tired compared to everyone else?
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, prilosec, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.


crazykitty
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi myjoy,

I understand your frustration. Fatigue, is a big issue. Alot of us fibromites suffer from
shear exhaustion. I think we don't get the GOOD sleep, healthy people do. Because
our energy levels are constantly changing it is so hard to pace ourselves. Sometimes
we just do more than we should. My weekend was hectic, today I am taking it easy. My
battery needs recharging!

Hope you have relaxing pain free day!!!!!

Robin
 
 possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
 Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
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Binki
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I know what ya mean! I was at my husband's b-day bash all day saturday. By the time we left I thought my body parts were going to fall off in pieces. Then the hour or so ride home was awful, couldn't get comfy, every thing I touched (arm rests, leg touchin' the door) hurt bad.

Yesterday wasn't too bad. But this morning I feel like I got hit with a mack truck. I had to Drraaag myself into work, I'm using my heating pad and all I feel like doing is laying down. But I know I can't, I Have to work-- AAahh! So, like you said How do we do it? I honestly hate this. I need the money, but it is getting to me big time sometimes.

Myjoy, I am glad you can rest in the peace in your own home. I am jealous. But I know it sucks having to pay for most "enjoyable" times we have. Take the day for yourself and relax, heating pad and a nap sounds good. :-)

Here's a ((Soft Hug)),
Take care,
Lori  
 
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myjoy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have aqua therapy this afternoon - that's about all I can muster. I'm so sorry for those of you who work with this awful disorder. It's not that we don't need the money - I just can't do it.

I'm so exhausted right now, and I need to get ready to leave soon. It seems like more than I can take today.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, prilosec, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.


Chutz
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joy!

Yes, we do totally understand what you are saying and feeling. I've had 2 parties here in the past 3 days and I can barely keep my eyes open right now...and I take Provigil which helps to keep me from being sleepy! We don't get the deep sleep to restore our bodies and I agree with Robin that this is one of the reasons for being so tired much of the time. It's very hard to do, but try to accept that you can't do things like you used to. Take a nap if and when you can, try to get to bed on time, allow yourself to sleep in when you can...you know the drill. But it's so easy to say and so very hard to do. I'm awful at keeping on a regular schedule. Too many things going on in life but I try and that's all we can do.

You might want to talk to your doc about being to tired. It's possible you have a vitamin deficiency, maybe a hormone imbalance or some other reason for being as tired as you are. I take a multiple vitamin each day...just a generic plus iron... and that helps. And remember...no matter how much you accomplish each day or how you feel, you are still the same wonderful person inside that you always were. It's just your body isn't cooperating like you'd prefer. Mine too. ;-)

Chutzie
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bipolarempress
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   Posted 8/17/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Boy can I relate. My husbands sister called to say she was having everyone over and I could not go I was so tired. I cannot tell you how many times I have missed events. You are lucky you can stay home and not work (I know its finacially hard). My husband freaks anytime I say I want to retire (after 38 years of working). It is a struggle everyday. I used to be the party girl; go out and party, get up and go to college, then go to work; then jog, play tennis; etc. I feel bad for my husband because he has to go without me. And on Firday and Saturday nights we do not go out at all. I just can't do it. On occassion when I have had consisten C-pap use I feel almost human and normal. Somtime I get very depressed an just say to myself whats the use. And Chutz says the yuse provigil. My doctor wants me to use it and I tried for a while but it made me feel like I had drank coffee and I do not drink any caffein so I stopped. I did not like it at all. I felt like it had thwarted all my efforts to say off caffeing for over 14 years.
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