Fatigue has always been my biggest problem from the beginning. I have been having problems with waking early in the morning for several weeks now, been awake since 4:00 this morning. Night before last I really felt like I did get good restorative sleep but no matter how I sleep I give out by 2 or 3 in the afternoons. It is so frustrating when there is so much in your mind you want to do but the body won't cooperate. I did try adderal but it upped the anxiety so stopped that right away.
I know there are days when I feel like a zombie from lack of sleep but you have to keep moving or you will have more pain. I'm not able to sleep during the day and really don't want to cause I try to stay on a sleep schedule, that is important to us. If I stop during the day it only makes me more tired so I keep going as long as I can and then quit for the day. I do lay on the couch in the late afternoons and rest.
The more we do the more energy we have but for me I have to find that fine line everyday between doing enough and getting enough exercise and pushing too much and ending up feeling like a wet noodle.
I have also found that if I'm doing something I enjoy I have more energy than when I'm doing something I don't enjoy.
Stress not only causes me pain but it also zaps my energy so I do try to keep stress as low as possible for both reasons, but of course you can't always keep stress out of your life.
I take 100 mg of amitriptyline and 1 1/2 mg of xanax at bedtime and I do fall right to sleep so I'm working on something that will put me back out when I wake too early. I have tried taking more xanax but that doesn't seem to work too often. I know pain is part of the reason I wake (usually neck and headache) so I might try taking a half of a vicodin to see if that works.
If your like me you don't have enough energy on good days so not sleeping only makes it worse.
Hi Faye and welcome to the family.
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