Stupid O'Clock

Hello everyone,

Well I've been up since 6:20 am again.....It's ridiculous. Grrr. I'm on amytriptaline (think that's how you spell it) I now have three of the 50mg tablets an hour before bed, and I've also tried just having two before bed, and then leaving one for when I wake up in the middle of the night. But it's not working. I know already that by 9/10am I'll be asleep for an hour at least and then probably again this afternoon. It could just be the lovely sunny early mornings, I don't know. I'd just love to sleep in later than 7am. I'm not asking for much, although I've now learnt that I need to accept being awake of a morning early morning and see how each day takes me. It's just something that I need to accept about myself through Fibro. Oh well. See how we get on tomorrow :) xxxxx

11 Replies
oldestnewest

Hiya, I too have been up since "the crack of dawn" I slept for 5 hours, interspaced by 3 visits to the loo and 5 position changes :-( I too take amitriptyline although not such a high dose as you.

I've not had a decent, full uninterrupted nights sleep now for many years...fibromyalgia has a lot to bloody answer for :-D

I hope you have a pain free day :-D

Reply

Hi Bearess,

Thank you, yes I also deal with the trips to the loo and position changes. Thank you for your kind comments. Gentle hugs to you :) xxx

Reply

I know it is not a competition but I slept from 11.00 till 4.00 and by 5.00 I have to be out of bed that doesnt take into account 2 trips to the loo. I have been doing this for a long time the family all laugh at me. I dont take sleeping pills I would love to sleep more but I suspect this is me and how my body sleeps.

Nice to know others are up and about early :) zgins

Reply

Hi gins,

Thank you for your comment hun. Yes I've been awake earlier but have always tried to drift off a bit more hoping that I'll wake up later but if this is what I need to do then its what I need to do. But yes nice to know that I'm not alone. xxxx

Reply

I take dosulepin at night 75mg I did try amatriptaline but it made me so sleepy I could sleep for England... I take my dosulepin and 0,5 mg clonezapam at 10pm every night ... Buy 11pm I am drowsy .. By midnight I am asleep

And the alarm wakes me at 7 am .... It's taken 21 years to find this combo and at last its wonderful... I can't take anything for the pain in the day ... But after a nights sleep everything seems that much more bearable ...

I,m not trying to sound smug ... Cos I would love some day pain relief ... But if you keep trying I hope there is a perfect med combo for sleep for us all

VG x

Reply

Hi VG,

Don't worry hun, your not smug. I used to be able to sleep for longer. I increased my meds because I felt that my body had become used to them so the doctor said it was okay. I'm slightly nervous about changing my meds. Last time I changed my medication was when I tried Tramadol instead of Dihydrocodeine but I had a bad reaction to it and ended up in hospital. But if I'm still having problems then I will talk to my gp about it and go from there. Thanks VG for your lovely comments xxx

Reply

Hi,

So nice to know you're not alone. My biggest problem is now I am back working - I feel like a zombie when I get up. I go to the toilet in the night over 3 times but thought that was just me. I rarely get more than 3 - 5 hours sleep a night but this can be in loads of combinations - not getting to sleep in the first place, waking up early or a big awake session in the middle of the night. My GP has just told me I have to live with it but I agree with VG - I think sleep wiuld make everything else a bit more bearable - my GP thinks if she can get a handle on the pain I will sleep more. Both are probably true - I tried amytriptiline, tramadol, diazepan, zopiclone etc etc and none of them touch me. I take 2 x 30mg codeine at night or day with paracetamol for pain but have to laugh when everyone goes on about codeine making them sleepy - it does nothing for me:)

I do sympathise and hope some of the suggestions on here might help - I certainly have noted VG combination to have up my sleeve if the GPs way does not work.

Reply

HI Suzy,

Thank you so much for your comment. I was just going to leave another blog post because last night...... I slept for 8 hours!!!! wooo. Lols. Yesterday I'd been up since 6:20 again :( I do think sleep makes things more bearable. Take care hun, gentle hugs, here to talk anytime :) xxx

Reply

I no longer take amitriptyline, but I'm now on butrans patches 20mcg, sleep a bit better. Trouble is I sleeping in fits and starts but work days I have to be up at 5 am and don't get home till 9.30pm. You'd think after that I'd sleep better but no! What's going on! I hope everyone managed some sleep last night, got an early start tomorrow again but benefit is I only do this 3 times a week. I still don't sleep on nights off. I would like to go to 2 long days a week but can't afford it at the moment.

Love and hugs to all. Becky x

Reply

Hi Malwimmy,

Thank you for your comment. I honestly thought that upping my amytriptalyne meds would help. Had a good sleep last night so see how go tonight. Take care and gentle hugs xxx

Reply

I'm pleased to hear you had a good sleep last night. I really do hope you sleep as well again tonight.

Gentle hugs to you too xx

Reply

You may also like...