Number one pet peeve....being sooooooo stiff, tired and achy, even after sleeping for 8 hours!
I also really hate muscle weakness... generally I cant lift more than 35 pounds (thats been since, forever)...but last week I noticed I could barley lift a 9 pound box of olives Makes me feel so pathetic!View Thread
This is just going to seem like one big complaint but, ugh, I need to get this out there.
I have recently been diagnosed with Fibro and I'm pretty sure I've been fighting it (unknowingly) for 2-3 years. I'm currently taking Gabapentin for it and I am slowly increasing the dose (via doctor instructions) to see if it gets any better. The first day I took it, it was shortly before bed and I woke up feeling AMAZING. I almost cried. Well, that was a few months ago and I haven't felt it since....even with the increased dose. Lyrica is out of the picture cause it'd be $100 a month. Might be switching to Cymbalta in the future.
As of right now though, I am so stiff, I have a hard time sleeping and when I do get to sleep, I wake up numerous times during the night cause I'm just so damn uncomfortable! Stiff, achy, weak muscles, exhausted and I need to find relief fast or I'm going to go CRAZY!
What can I do!? I had my first appointment for acupuncture today (recommended by my doc) and I've always wanted to try it, but it'll be $55 a week, cant afford that. Massage might be out of the question too cause its also costly.
Any ideas?? It'd be greatly appreciated if you share!View Thread
Well, I guess I should have mentioned that the Gabapentin doesnt make me tired...instead I'm pretty awake so I take it during the day.
I also have an antidepressant that keeps me up, so I take it during the day AND I have zolpidem (generic ambien). I take a half a tablet before bed (cause a whole tablet kind of weirds me and my boyfriend out).
Example though: last night, took a half a tab of zolpidem, still wasnt all too tired around 11:30 but went to bed anyways. Woke up at 2:30am, woke up at 4:30am and remained awake. I think its cause I took my Gabapentin after 6pm (Im having a hard time getting my 3x a day in, especially when Im at work),
My work schedule varies A LOT as well so I dont get to bed at the same time everynight. ie: monday 10 to 730, tues 8 to 330, wed 10 to 7, thur 3 to 11pm. Cant get a set schedule either View Thread