Hi Jan/Dakota, I am new here, but have had fibro for a long time. The newest pain specialist told me that REM sleep is one of the most helpful things against flares and I am taking Lunesta to sleep, every night and it is GREAT!!! Between the RA and Fibro pain it is sometimes impossible to sleep, even when your body is exhausted your mind just keeps on rolling, but now that I am taking the Lunesta with Elavil I am sleeping like a baby for the first time in about 14 years. So do not be shy do not ask TELL your doctor you need these medications. I have another friend with fibro and she takes Ambien with Elavil. I tried that combination but the Ambien gave me severe headaches that is when my doctor switched me to Lunesta and it is wonderful to sleep all night long. After 11 months I am still amazed at what a difference a good night's sleep really makes. Best of Luck honey. Gentle Hugs, StarrView Thread
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