Need help w fatigue!

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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 4/24/2012 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. I need serious advice for severe fatigue! I know it has to do w lack of sleep bc I stay awake til 4 or 5 am & then sleep til kids get home fro school & TRY to stay awake but not always working!
I have tried decreasing fentanyl patch dose but that makes it even worse! (For some reason, I just sleep 24/7 when in pain???). I don't understand all this bc I am supposedly in remission from Lupus ..but then why so tired?!
I take clonaxepam 1 Mg for sleep but doesn't work. Tried to tell sleep clinic Dr but she doesn't want to increase it. Help! I'm tired & its getting depressing! smhair
age 41, Mom of 2 great kids (10 & 8), Diagnosed in 2007
MCTD(LUPUS), RAYNAUDS, FIBROMYALGIA, L4L5 disc herniation, fracture in L3 fro EPIDURAL in childbirth
Meds: Prednisone, Nifedipine, estropipate, cyclobenzaprine, Cymbalta, sulfasalazine(on hold)gabapentin, hydrocod, fentanyl patch, methotrexate - MTX (on hold), clonaxepam (sleep), vit D, PRILOSEC, Vit B12 shots.
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