Fibromyalgia medication sleep

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Avatar n tn constipation, upset stomach, bloating; dry mouth; sleep problems (insomnia); hot flashes, sweating; weight changes; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. As you can see sweating is listed as a common side effect. Some side effects will subside as your system become accustomed to a new medication. I can't guess if that may be true with this medication or with your specific reaction.
Avatar n tn If you have already tried a slew of medications and the Savela is the diamond in the rough, then consider having a discussion with your doctor about a medication you can take before bedtime to counter the effects of the Savella so that you can get some sleep. Sleep deprivation often makes chronic pain worse. It is important to get a good night's sleep so that you body can recharge and heal itself so that it will function better the next day.
Avatar n tn Here are some of the treatment options - Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella are the only three drugs approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Lyrica is an antiseizure medication, while Cymbalta and Savella are antidepressants. All three have been known to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia significantly.
Avatar f tn 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. If you can deal with foods, digestion and drinking more water on your own and allow the doctors to work with you on the rest you might be able to get a plan of action in place.
Avatar f tn Does anyone who has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia know of the best medication to take to help relieve the discomfort associated with this disease?
Avatar f tn I am going to because the research for the medication will be over in June and I will not be on any medication, they alter you inside, not my style.
Avatar m tn After the endoscopy we were given the diagnosis of chronic fatigue / fibromyalgia . Having been initially relieved that we finally had a diagnosis we are now starting to think differently. Once you have been tarred with this brush it would appear the doctors are not interested. My concern is how quickly this diagnosis has been made. I've read people can wait years before getting this confirmed as tests for all other conditions are looked into.
Avatar m tn Are you on medication for hbv? I dont know if hbv causes fibromyalgia. But i experienced similar symptoms brfore starting v the treatment for hbv. 2 months after entecavir 0.5mg and vitamin d3 supplement (10000iu per day) i started feeling much better. However if you are on antiviral and you vitamin D levels are normal, then better to check with the doctor. These symptoms csn be caused by stress, anxiety, bad diet, less intake of water....
1336585 tn?1275712712 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a year and a half ago but have had chronic pain for about 6 years. The pain is constant and only with medication can i even function on a daily basis. 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.
3202069 tn?1345408082 I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 yrs maybe longer. It is very hard to deal with. My legs bother me alot. I am on pain meds and eating certain foods make it worse. I go to an Integrative doctor Steve Windley. I would say that Diet and exercise help the most. Stretching is very important. My doctor told me that alot of Carbs cause the body to be inflamed. I also know that soda causes me to hurt all over. I get tightness in my legs and calves. I used to have alot of shoulder pain.
1130095 tn?1267372859 Look up the link between fibromyalgia and thyroid. I've never heard of any of the other medication you take so I can't comment. Also, as far as the headaches foods, what you drink can bring on headaches. Nuts, cheese, dairy all bring headaches on for me. I too drink a ton of water, that's really good but make sure there isn't anything going on with your blood sugar. Good luck.
794091 tn?1264989939 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... In a study of 70 fibromyalgia patients that evaluated the efficacy of 50 mg of Amitriptyline, patients receiving the Amitriptyline had significantly improved quality of sleep, morning stiffness, pain analog and global assessment.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure about what meds to take to sleep, but I would suggest not taking meds you don't have to if they interfere with your sleep. Years ago I took Paxil and it made me sleep and I remember all my pain going away. Noone seemed to care back then as I hadn't been diagnozed with FMS yet. Doctors just said maybe I needed the sleep hence I was sleeping so much.
Avatar f tn There actually is much documented proof about how the lack of sleep affects fibromyalgia symptoms. It's a vicious cycle - you hurt because you aren't getting enough sleep and you aren't getting enough sleep because you hurt. However, it's important to remember that JUST getting enough sleep will more than likely not alleviate all of your fibro symptoms.
Avatar f tn I need a tracker that covers fibromyalgia symptoms not just pain. Im going to see a specialist and need to keep track of where and when the pain is.
1073473 tn?1257844249 As far as trying to alleviate symptoms- make sure you have a good mattress to sleep on at night and a good pillow. Don't sleep on more than one pillow and don't bunched it up. I purchased one of those a tempurpedic mattresses- It's wonderful! They also have tempurpedic pillows too! As far as medication goes, and I am no doctor of course, but anti-seizure meds like Lyrica and Neurontin can be very effective for nerve tingling and pain for some people.
4861077 tn?1360159739 That helps our sleep arousals, which may not wake you up, but lighter sleep stages wont get you the growth hormone manufacture that is needed for daily tissue repair. Couple of thoughts. Have you honestly reduced your amount of repetitive work yet? Some (a lot) fibro patients are going to have to cut back, perhaps significantly. Standards of cleanliness may take a negative adjustment, and family members will need to pitch in and/or an occasional maid service gets things caught up.
5586759 tn?1370438872 I do have problems with quality sleep. I have gone through a sleep study to rule out any sleep apnea or RLS, thank heavens that isn't an issue. I have problems completing the proper sleep cycles people should. Thus my sleep isn't restful enough which does contribute to pain levels. For the past five years or so I finally took my health into my own hands and I have concentrated on one thing at a time. Both my parents passed on too early in age, and I don't want that for myself.
Avatar f tn My doctor thinks I may have FM or CFS. I am having a test for sleep apnea tonight. I have been prescribed Provigil for the fatigue. My question is this..When you feel 'fatigued' does it affect your mind as well as your body? I know that some of you say your head is 'in a fog'. My head is almost always clear. It seems to be my body that is extremely weak and fatigued; also all of my mucles ache(almost feels as if the bones hurt) all over my body, especially my legs.
Avatar m tn How effective is the drug Topamax in which to treat Fibromyalgia. I am aware it is a drug to treat Epilepsy! Epilepsy is caused by over active shocks of Electricity in the Brain cells! Fibromyalgia is caused by over active nerves throughout the body!
Avatar f tn Pain all over the body & more severe at specific points Fatigue Sleep difficulties Loss of memory / difficulty in remebering Morning stiffness Muscle knots, cramping, weakness Digestive disorders Itchy/burning skin More urinating frequency Too much intake of water Mental depression It is more severe on the right side from shoulder till the leg possibly because she works with her right hand. It is very difficult to get up from bed during morning.
Avatar m tn It is a Rheumatologist who you must see for a fibromyalgia diagnosis and if positive,consequent treatment follows, prescribed normally by the Rheumatologist. There is no effective standard medical treatment for fibromyalgia other than symptom management, by the way. The suspected side-effects of the acupuncture cannot be attributed to the treatment itself, as it cannot be verified. Those " strange" side effects could be easily caused by stress alone.
Avatar f tn I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Sleep Apnea. The apneas are what prompted me to write as I can see that Chreey is about to have a sleep study done. I just wanted to say that since I have received treatment for my Sleep Apnea in the form of a C PAP mask, my symptoms regarding the FS have greatly improved. I hope too that this is the case for you and would be very interested to hear if that is the case or otherwise.
709619 tn?1230165075 Do people with fibromyalgia experience attacks similar to MS that last for a week or so and then subside with more mild symptoms, or is it a chronic condition? And are the painful areas always sensitive to touch? I've been dealing with something that feels neurological in nature and I'm working with my neurologist on eliminating certain conditions. I have thus far eliminated two conditions that resemble the symptoms I've been dealing with i.e., ALS and B12 deficiency.
434278 tn?1324709825 The pain across the back of your shoulders is very typical of fibromyalgia. It is not uncommon for lupus patients to also have fibromyalgia. The one thing that seems to help with fibro is sleep. I take a benadryll and a melatonin to help me sleep. I'm not saying that you only have lupus. I was also told that all I had was fibro and deep don I knew I had more than fibro. I know people w/ fibro and they have never been as sick as I was.
209591 tn?1267418314 Hi, I am a 25 year old female that was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in August along with many other things...I have been staying so tired, some days sleeping more than 15 hours....Just getting out of bed sometimes is almost impossible...For you all what has been the most helpful treatment (exercise, therapy or medication) for your fatigue? All of my medicines cause fatigue and so do all 8 to 10 diagnoses I currently have...Thanks so much for your help.
1075109 tn?1281839291 Anyway, finally I got the right medication which included sleep medication. Not sleeping pills but Clonazapam which helped relax me into sleep because of my Anxiety. So having listened to all of this it should come as no surprise that at 41, with a divorce in the works that I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia that keeps me awake for 36 hours at a time and then I get about 6 hours. Then we go for the 36 hours again. The pain has alot to do with it.