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   Posted 4/27/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I've tried exercise, sleeping at least 8 hours, keeping busy and nothings helping.  Anyone doing "anything" to over come this extreme fatigue/tiredness?  I can't keep my eyes open at work anymore.

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   Posted 4/27/2010 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
There are medications out there to help you. I guess I only say that because that is what worked for me. I take adderall and it keeps me going and awake. I hope that you find something that works for you. I also walk a lot. That does help too.

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   Posted 4/27/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you're having all this sleepiness. I get it too from time to time, esp. when I can't keep busy (but you said you have been.) Sometimes a 10-min. nap on the couch will snap me out of it, sometimes it makes it worse.
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   Posted 4/27/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the suggestions.  I have to take a nap at lunch everyday to get through the afternoon.  I have to admit, I don't go to the Dr's much so I havent' looked into any pills but I just may have to do that.  This is a pretty tricky disease.

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   Posted 4/27/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You said that you are sleeping at least 8 hours at night but if you aren't getting the restorative (delta) sleep which many fibros don't, that can cause fatigue and pain problems. I had that issue and the dr put me on xyrem to help promote delta sleep. I sleep better on it so feel much better, more alert the next day. BTW xyrem is in clinical trials to be used on-label for fibro. Maybe it is time to talk to your doctor about some medication to help you. Lisa
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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I also struggle with extreme tiredness. It almost seems as if the more I sleep, the more I need. Sometimes, napping can make me feel much worse. I have Adult ADHD, and have taken Adderall XR for it for several years. I also take Trazodone at night to help with getting a more restorative sleep. At times, these seem to help. However, the weather seems to really effect me. on warm, sunny days, I feel much better. On cool, gloomy days, I could sleep for hours-and this is even with the Adderall. It does sometimes help me if I stay busy-as long as I keep moving. Otherwise, if I sit down, I am at risk of falling asleep!
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