Thanks everyone for your kind replies and your support!
I know a lot of you too suffer from insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns. It seems to be another fibro-thing. In the past i've nevere really been a good sleeper,
I have a history of sleepwalking, sleep-eating, I constantly grind my teeth at night and I have always had trouble with getting to sleep. Ever since I started having more and more fibro symptoms i've been starting to wake up all hours of the night and have again trouble to go back to sleep. I don't know if its really the pain thats waking me up or if my brain is just missing the mechanism to keep me sleeping but i DO know that it takes a lot of energy, and we are allready lacking energy as it is.
Offcourse i'm planning to tell my doc about the worsening of this problem, my next appointment is allready next week wednesday so since it's so soon allready I didn't want to call to come early bcause I don't want to come across as desperate, although in truth I kinda am....
My experience with the amitryptiline is exactly like holmesla described: Got more problems ON those meds than off them. I also can't really say that the effect is "sedative" as that docter described, at least for me it's not. I have to take one 25 mg tablet every night about an hour before i plan to sleep and the first two weeks i did notice that my eyelids were somewhat heavier after taking the pill, but i think that had more to do with my body adjusting to the meds because once i got a bit used to them that effect dissapeared entirely. Strange thing is i ussualy sleep better in the weekend as opposed to during the week when i know i have to get up to go to work.
@ Sherrine: you're right about the not beeing able to shut you brain off. I've always been a worrier and especially in bed in the evening things tend to run circles round my head and than one thing leads to another thing to worry about and it just keeps going on. Sometimes i think i should take some kind off therapy lol so that maybe i don't let things get to me that much, i guess i'm just a bit hypersensitive emotionally as well as physical.
By the way Sherrine i ment to thank u for the tips about the 'how to get out of bed properly' ive been doing that since last weekend and i must say it does really make a difference, so much so that i've "showed" the technique to a friend with back problems and now she's doing it too. Mind u when i tried it the first time i was constantly running back and forth to the pc cause i kept forgetting how i was ment to do it lol. But again thanks a lot for that info :)