Okay, so I have been diagnosed with FM for about
2 months, and recently (like the past week or so) I have been feeling like I'm getting NO sleep. My doctor put me on Elavil when I was first diagnosed, and I had gotten the dosage up to about
20 mg, but had to lower it when it made me crazy! I think when they lowered my dosage it threw me into a bad sleep pattern, and ever since then I've been sleeping 7-9 hours at least, but feeling like I've barely slept 1 hour! I was looking up information about
FM and sleep on the internet, and they said that the main thing for people to do is make sure that they wake up and go to sleep at the same time time every day. Well, I work retail, and right now I could work a 7AM to 3:30PM shift, or a 2PM-11PM shift, every week my schedule is different. Like on Sunday I have to close at 11PM, and on Monday I have to work at 7AM! How the heck can I go to sleep or wake up at the same time everyday!? It's basically asking too much of my managers to work the same shift everyday, and frankly, I'm lucky to even have a job right now. I just had to go home early (again) because I felt so nauseous, dizzy, tired, and in pain that I felt like I was going to fall down. I'm tired of telling people at work how I'm feeling, they either tell me to calm down, think positive, or look at me like I'm a hypochondriac. I'm going to go to the doctor on Friday; does anyone have any recommendations for medicine or anything? I'm seriously at my breaking point. I can barely function, and I can't keep on going on like this. Thanks for listening...