Fibronaut At Home

Insomnia

on September 14, 2012

I have not had an issue with this in so long that I don’t know what to do with myself. Let me clarify. I have a hard time going to sleep but once there, I’m out. I still wake up tired and have fatigue but I was getting at least 6 – 8 hours of sleep a night.  I take amitriptyline to help me sleep and that is what has helped me to sleep.  Ever since I lowered my Lyrica though, I’ve been a little wonky. I was doing okay with one in the am and one in the pm but the last couple days I thought I’d test out just taking one at night. I guess I have my answer, huh? Trial-and-error really sucks. My doctor suggested taking it a month at-a-time but I don’t know if I can do this any more. Also, while driving to pick up my kids from school today, a moth flew at my windshield and I literally gasped and jumped. I’m lucky I didn’t jerk the steering wheel. I’m kind of bummed about this development because I was hoping I could function without the Lyrica, but I’m just too jumpy and jittery. I think I had an easier time going off of the narcotics. Too bad they don’t make something to wean you off of the Lyrica.

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One response to “Insomnia

  1. painfighter says:

    I have tons of trouble sleeping. Just blogged about it http://painfighter.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/fibromyalgia-jumping-through-hoops-to-sleep/ . I just started Lyrica a week ago. I sleep amazingly well the first couple of nights, then I didn’t sleep much at all for the last few days. The last few nights I’ve slept pretty well, not as great as the first two days, but much better than I usually do. I’m hoping that means the Lyrica is evening out in my system out. I’m on the low dose and am guessing I’ll need to go up a level. It’s trial by error for awhile. I felt high and awesome the first two days I was on Lyrica, then I crashed and was moody, really shaky and a total mess. I’m better as of yesterday, but still shaky. I have a tremor (inherited from my mom) that always gets worse when I’m tired or really hurting. I think the Lyrica has intensified this symptom for me. It was kind of dangerous last night when I was chopping potatoes. I almost took off a chunk of my thumg. I’ve got to be more careful! Hang in there. You’re body will even things out shortly. You could try Rescue Remedy or Melatonin. Both are good homeopathic remedies for trouble sleeping.

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