Fibromyalgia and sleep

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3202069 tn?1345404482 I take a muscle relaxer in the evening at times to help me sleep. I get lots of headaches and have what they called fibro fog. I get up every morning which is late morning for me and soak in a warm bath. I also eat something light like oatmeal, cheerios or a couple of scrambled eggs and take my pain medication. then when that kicks in I stretch, pray and try to move around, My bladder bothers me too since I have Interstitial cystitis. I get up several times to go to the restroom.
Avatar n tn hello i just bumped into this site & i hope to receive some very much needed information here. i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few months ago and i've been monitoring some of my symptoms but would like to see if anyone else has the same problems. every month when it's that time of the month is when everything gets the worse for me. my eyes are dryer, skin, mouth everything. migranes flare up, numbness in the face & i have trouble sleeping.
1550149 tn?1340000730 In primary fibromyalgia (also called idiopathic fibromyalgia) the causes are not known, and in secondary fibromyalgia the causes can be identified. Primary fibromyalgia is the more common form. Many experts believe that fibromyalgia is not a disease but rather a chronic pain condition brought on by a constellation of dysfunctional biologic responses to stress. Such individuals are thought to be more susceptible to stress because of traumatic personal histories, genetic factors, or both.
374573 tn?1199670146 A few weeks ago I found this site and posted a question about Fibromyalgia and antibiotics. Nicole had recently been on antibiotics for a sinus infection and had 10 glorious days pain free. That after 12 months of pain unless taking strong (addictive) pain medications. She had a brief reprive last spring when being treated for pnemonia which she will also have a chest xray for on Monday as it seems she has it again.
1336585 tn?1275709112 Some days, the meds only help a little and the achiness is so intense all i want to do is lay down and sleep. With 4 young kids, that's not always an option. The worst part about it is that no one understands the pain i'm in except for those that have this conditon. My husband doesn't even understand and thinks i use it as an excuse so it's very frustrating.
Avatar n tn Flare up of my fibromyalgia, especially sleep disturbances and fatigue. Feel sad but agitated and restless.
Avatar n tn Usually, my body only lets me sleep for 4-5 hours before waking me up. Anything over 5 and I wake up hurting. 2.The weather is changing. Anytime the weather changes, be it rain, humidity, temperature or barometric pressure, I hurt. After eating this morning I took a tramadol to try to lessen the pains. Now, at 8:00am the pains have lessened somewhat but, have not gone away.
769745 tn?1345746412 Fibromyalgia Symptoms Widespread Pain Morning Stiffness Fatigue Vision Problems Nausea Sleep Disorders Urinary and Pelvic Problems Weight Gain Dizziness Chronic Headaches Cold Symptoms Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndromes "Fibrofog": Cognitive or Memory Impairment Skin Complaints Chest Symptoms Anxiety Depression Dysmenorrhea Aggravating Factors Myofascial Pain Syndrome Muscle Twitches and Weakness Memory Loss: Is it Real?
Avatar dr m tn t choose purely insomniacs, but their premise in designing the study was to determine how to approach someone with both insomnia and a mild sleep-breathing disorder. They also noted that most patients who have mild sleep-breathing problems also have insomnia, are women, and are thin and don't fit the typical sleep apnea profile. This study is one more in the daily to weekly studies that are published that only serves to strengthen the sleep-breathing paradigm that I describe in my book.
573297 tn?1304709140 Does anyone have both dx and yet their pdoc doesn't believe them? I got diagnosed like 8 years ago I think (kind of don't remember...the exact time) but now this year I get dx of bipolar and my pdoc doesn't believe I have fibromyalgia...I know I have the pain....and it feels like it is coming back, and if so this is the fourth flare up (one lasting two years, one lasting 6 months to a year, one was three months because of the depo-provera shot) what do I do to get taken seriously?
Avatar n tn Wondering if my muscle tightness and pain is a symptom of fibromyalgia. My lower back hurt this morning and night, my back, neck, and shoulders are still all balled up.
617690 tn?1241449950 I feel very sleepy and foggy right now. I've been irritable and kind of flat in mood.
Avatar n tn Well, im a 17 year old male and I think I may have fibromyalgia. Let me start off by saying that my grandmother has fibromyalgia, so it is in the family. I've been having anxiety and panic attacks for about 6 months. But I have also had very stiff muscles, especially upon waking. I'm very tight when I wake up, and my lower back and neck is especially sore and tight and so is my jaw. I also dont sleep like I used to..
Avatar n tn So it appears that very severe sleep apnea was the cause of my fatigue and eventual depression. Everyone else out there with chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia symptoms and/or depression should go to a sleep clinic. Hit me back if you found out you have sleep apnea as well, Cpap at night is a lifesaver!!!
Avatar f tn FYI, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and sleep apnea. Use of a CPAP has NOT had an affect on my "idiopathic daytime somnolemnce." I would appreciate advice. Thank you. Carol S.
1399618 tn?1286465931 My husband has been complaining of pain in his joints for some time. It was thought to have been caused by having Back Surgery. However, he cant' sleep at night, its up and down constantly. Even sleep walking or sitting up sleeping. When walking you can see the pain on his face. If he doesn't have something to lean on ie. shopping cart etc. forget walking. The pain is excruciating.
1568087 tn?1296360186 Pain very bad all over today. Fatigue in morning and at night.
1568087 tn?1296360186 Pain body-wide all day fatigue really bad in morning and at night.
554442 tn?1221235225 Fibromyalgia (FMS or Fibro for short) is a chronic condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue as well as a variety of other symptoms. The name Fibromyalgia comes from "fibro" meaning fibrous tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), "my" meaning muscles, and "algia" meaning pain. Fibro does not cause joint pain or swelling. The pain from Fibromyalgia is produced in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles and tendons. http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar m tn Aching in your muscles and joints and fatigue. It hurts you to get out of the chair, also fatigued.You wake up tired and go to bed tired. Your head always feels tired. Complaints of fatigue and joint pains are,unfortunately, very common. fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by muscular aches and pains, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. It is much more common in women, and it can be debilitating. Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists.
771990 tn?1341779376 Today was more about the Fibromyalgia pain in my upper back and spasms down my arm. This is the most aggravating pain. Its almost as if it burns. On top of all of that all day is a cold I am trying to come down with and I always worry because of the COPD I have and the asthma. Been taking that strong prescription cough medicine that helps with rest but with everything elese I am taking for pain I hope the mix is ok.
358486 tn?1294776388 Then it just started progressing....My sleep pattern became very weird and I would awaken after 8 hours of sleep and feel like I had not slept. My neck and shoulders ached ALL the TIME! This went on for until 2005. I started having extreme pain in my right side and usually one to two weeks out of the month - my knees (more over, the BACK of my knees) would just ache and burn something awful. I was still drinking pretty heavily at the time so again - I thought it was something else.
794091 tn?1264986339 i use to wake like 4 times a night only to feel like ahhh u know the next day. i was put on Amitriptyline and i can sleep all night now or most all anyways.But for the pains and all of that stuff the only thing thats worked for me is the new drug called Savella (milnacipran) i can say alot of the pains like back pain,chest pain,stiff joints are pretty much gone for me good luck and heres the info on sleep medication...
Avatar f tn If you can get 6 hours minimum you can better deal with the pain. Have you ever had a sleep study? I requested one and I have sleep apnea. I also take trazadone. It is an older sleep medication that is taken at bedtime. You and your doctor can decide if taking something would help. To me your top list would be your headaches, not sleeping and pain.
587071 tn?1218542387 Every thing came out okay but I still have the lumps.My family doctor thinks fibromyalgia is all in my head and its not a real disease.How ever the rumatodaligist thought the other way.Since I had know swelling of my joints they ruled out arthrities. Even though I dont think I have fibromyalgia it could be that I do.I just have a feeling that there is more going on with me.Some days I'm so scared because my body hurts so bad and I cant do any thing for it.
Avatar n tn I suffer from fibromyalgia and neurophy daily. When the pain is severe I can hardly stand it. Are there any new approaches to this condition. I am taking vicoden, cymbalta, pamelor and neurotyn?