At work guess what I day dream of all day??

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   Posted 5/11/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so sad but all day especially after 1 I day dream of going home and going to sleep. So exhausted every day. I take nuvigil in the morning, but it seems like after 2 I'm drained and trying to stay awake for the rest of the work day.
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 5/11/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hopegirl,

I take adderall, but I take two a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Is your nuvigil time released? If so it should last you longer than that. Maybe you need a higher dose. Or to take a kind that you can take twice a day. There are time release adderall, but they aren't generic and I can't afford them.

I hope that you find some energy. Do you take it when you first wake up? If not, maybe you can push it back a couple of hours so it lasts longer throughout the day. Just hoping, I guess.

Talk to the doc and see about taking adderall or something like that. It is in the amphetamine family.

Best wishes,

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   Posted 5/11/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh Hope...I'm sorry your life is so miserable and mundane right now. Have you talked to your doc about this? Have you had blood work to see if you are deficient in some areas? Does your medication need to be increased? You may have already shared the answers to these before but you know what I'm like in the

Have you considered having something to look forward to in the evenings? I don't know what your personal life it like but maybe you could have a friend over to visit or have a cookie baking evening. Just something fun that may peek your interest and wakefulness.

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   Posted 5/12/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info, I will check with my doctor when I see her at the end of this month. I have actually thought about trying to take it later so I am not so tired like I am right now.
I'm sorry...I think I was a bit too dramatic about my post. I do have 3 boys (soon to be 20, 18 and 13) at home, along with my hubby who is supportive. I do have things to look forward to when I go home, its just that I am so tired during the day, anything else seems to fade in the backround or take a back seat to me going home and laying down. Oh, and not for the night or anything, just taking an hour or so nap. I'm sorry...I guess I tend to forget that when you reply thru typing vs talking, things may not come out as I want them too.  wink
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 5/12/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suspect your lunch is the problem. Try removing starches from your lunch and substituting salads, meats, nuts, cheeses and fruits. This will give you a level blood sugar rise without the dramatic spike and drop that leads to afternoon fatigue. Also, a 10 minute walk after you eat, just 5 minutes away from work and turn around and come back, will stimulate your circulation, invigorate you and help keep you awake. Good luck with this.
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   Posted 5/13/2010 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Wakefullness problems like this in fibromyalgia are not associated with being bored or what you eat for lunch! (which are things you might suspect in a "normal" person). Many people with fibro get narcolepsy-like sleepiness that can't be avoided no matter how exciting your life is or what you eat. The cause is probably one of many possible sleep disburbances that will make you chronically sleep deprived no matter how many hours a night you sleep. My suggestion is to start with a polysomnogram, or sleep study. A sleep problem like apnea, restless leg syndrome, or delta deficiency are the first things to rule out in a case of excessive daytime sleepiness. Goodluck hope girl I was narcoleptic for years and I know how totally it can ruin your work day!

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   Posted 5/14/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I am exaclty the same way - it's my whole day - every part of me - mentally and physically wants to go home and sleep. When I'm asleep, I can escape the pain.
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