Excruciating fatigue, anyone else like this?

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Re: Excruciating fatigue, anyone else like this?

Postby Purpledot » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:50 pm

Fatigue is one of my worst symptoms and has got a lot worse over the past couple of months. I do also have ME, but I'm never sure which is causing which symptom....probably a combination of both!

My GP did tell me that Fibro stops your brain falling into Stage 4 sleep, which is the refreshing, rejuvenating deep sleep that regenerates cells and muscles and restores energy....which is why however much we sleep we don't feel refreshed.

I am also aware that ME messes with your sleep patterns, and mine are all over the place at the moment......I am not sleeping at night until about 4-5am and then waking up mid-morning, then having to go back to bed in the afternoon and/or early evening to rest again. The trouble is, however much I sleep or don't sleep I don't feel any better as the sleep is fitful and non-refreshing.

I have decided I am going to listen to my body and just sleep/rest when I feel I need to at the moment, which is a weird existence but at least I don't make myself feel worse by not resting when my body needs it, or get stressed when I can't sleep at night.

I have tried Amitryptiline and another similar drug but neither have helped with my sleep but have made me feel majorly spaced out the following day.
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