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Can’t sleep

Jan 08, 2020 11:59 PM

Recently my sleeping pill prescription is doing nothing to help me sleep because my pain is so bad I was so tired at school today I fell asleep when I went to my favorite teachers room for study hall. I need sleep the most I get is 2-3 hours

Jan 19, 2020 9:29 PM

Hi Talia14.
I too struggle to sleep.
However I have been sleeping better and have been less fatigued since taking a medication called Naltrexone, in a low dose.
Along with fibromyalgia comes chronic fatigue and I was falling asleep in waiting rooms, on my lunch break, and would spend up to 22hrs in bed some days and I still felt exhausted.
One other thing I do is lots and lots of meditation.
Guided sleep meditation is so good to help your body relax and your mind too.
I just get mine on YouTube.
Best of luck xx

Jan 21, 2020 11:53 AM

Talia, My sleep study showed my pain is what keeps me from good sleep. My Ortho surgeon has been giving me a mild muscle relaxer that I take at bedtime, along with Natrol Melatonin (it works better than the Lunesta because I have no hung over sluggish feelings). But it's important to take it 30 minutes before laying down to sleep. Also, relaxation techniques are important before bedtime; meditation like katpain does, reading, listening to music, whatever helps your body relax to go to sleep.

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