She started me right away on Lyrica, and it really seems to help. I took it for the first time on Thursday evening, and I slept for 10 hours that night. I actually woke up feeling rested. I haven't felt that way in months. And I was still achey, but not as bad as I was the day before. By the end of the day Friday I was tired and sore again, but just those few hours of feeling not-so-terrible were amazing.
I took it during the day today for the first time. It left me feeling kind of dippy- a little tired, a little dizzy, generally off. If I know I'm not going anywhere I'll continue to take it during the day, but if I have to drive somewhere I'll skip it. My doctor said that some people just can't handle taking it during the day, and if I can't that's OK. I'm really tired again tonight- I feel like I could go to bed right now- but the achiness is mild and ignorable. I don't want to push too hard, but if I feel good again tomorrow, I think I might try to get on the treadmill or exercise bike for a few minutes. Nothing crazy, but 10-15 minutes movement would be good.
I don't think I really have sleep apnea. I live by myself, so there's no one around to tell me if I snore. But I wasn't last November when my mother came to visit, and I'm no fatter now than I was then. My weight and interrupted sleep are what make her suspect it. I don't mind doing the test, and if it turns out there is a problem, well that's one more thing we can treat and hopefully improve.
I took a peek in the Fibro forum earlier this week, but I haven't really explored over there. I'll have to check it out again soon, when I'm not so tired.