I am sorry to hear that we all seem to have this fatigue to some degree. I do push myself when I feel well, and sometimes won't sleep at all that day or that night - it is like I feel so good and I am just wired. I have tried to pace myself and I admitt sometimes I do pretty good and other times I just blow it. As far as the pain meds, I have built up a tolerance to that as far as the sleepiness I have been on narcotics so long. The phenergan I don't take everyday, but I have been on it for over 4 years regularly, so that doesn't put me to sleep either. My doctor is quite aware of these problems and says it is just part of my chronic conditions and feels very bad that I have to go through this, especially being so young. He has also seen me in some of my very worst times and has had to send me to the ER numerous times and I always had dilaudid, phenergan, toredol among other things; the last time I was there I had to have 6 mg of dilaudid, before it even touched my pain for ibs. Anyway, I have been on heavy doses of narcotics for long periods of time when I was hospitalized numerous times in short periods.
The thing is, even if I don't take the oxycodone and the phenergan, I may still do this and I may not get sleepy, like I said and just be wired.
I just hate having these chronic conditions, I just absolutely hate it. At times I feel like I have a pretty good handle on it emotionally and have accepted it and other times I feel so worthless, like dead weight around my own house.
Basically, I just wondered if I were alone in the amount of fatigue I have. Thanks for your replies.
Have a wonderful pain free day, Anne.
IBS, fibromyalgia,arthritis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, GERD, migraines, past endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polyps in uterus = hysterectomy, gallbladder removal; liver resection
cymbalta, amitza, vivelle patch, fentanyl patch, oxycodone, levisyn, restoril, xanax, phenergan, mobic, fioracett, skelaxin