Fatigue help please

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   Posted 9/29/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't handle this fatigue anymore.  I don't know what to do about it.  I'm sleeping terrible and it's getting worse by the night.  Does anyone have any helpful hints?

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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Put yourself on a sleep schedule.  Go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time in the morning.  Give yourself 8-9 hours to sleep.  Also, don't have caffeine after around 4-5 PM.  That includes chocolate.  This might help you. 


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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with everything. Sleeping is the hardest thing for fibro and depression. If you cant sleep you're body cant be restored. Try a nice warm shower or bath before going to bed. Have the room very dark and quiet. Don't watch tv or stimulate your brain before going to sleep. These are all suggestions my sleep doctor gave me. I had to have two sleep studies done and even during those I couldnt sleep. Duh....they put so many wires on you and I can't sleep in my sheets get wrinked! lol. They then prescribe a CPAP mask which helps with a positve airflow, Again, couldnt use it because of the mask, so I ended up taking Unisom Sleep melts, the only thing that did help and didnt make me feel so groggy the next day. I checked with my GP first though, It's always important to check with any new meds even over the counter pills. I even had to have my DH start sleeping in another bedroom since he used to keep me up from his snoring. Now I sleep so sound, most of the nights! But being fatugued is so draining, you want to do things and you just can't get up enough energy to do them. Have you had any sleep studies done? It might help!
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor prescribed amitriptyline for me to help me sleep better, and to help with nerve pain. It has worked wonders for me.

Also, I tried a malic acid/magnesium combo to give me more energy during the day. I used to feel like my muscles would always give out on me. Even thinking about doign anything made me tired. The magnesium can be hard on your stomach, so start off slowly. I worked up to 2 tablets at breakfast and 2 tablets at supper. I saw a difference within a couple weeks. Puritan's Pride usually has some good sales for these.
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   Posted 9/29/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I also take amitriptyline for the sleep disorder and it's a miracle drug for me too. Also, the good sleep hygiene is important. My doctor also suggested taking 2 Benadryl at bedtime. It works!
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