Fibromyalgia Action UK
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24 + hours sleeping

I started having Fibro symptoms about 11 months ago. I've seen all the doctors but they have run out of things to try, so now I take my pain meds and spend most of my time in bed due to fatigue.

It seems the amount of activity i can do is getting less and less. This week i had to drive downtown to file some paperwork and then go to thr dentist for a minor procedure. I was not given any shots, gas, or medication. I was out for about 4 or 5 hours.

When i got home i ate and fell asleep. I only woke up because my pain medication had worn off. I had a snack, took my meds and went back to bed.

With the exception of going to the bathroom and waking up due to body aches because my meds wore off, I slept for at least 24 hours. I lost an entire day due to 4 to 5 hours of activity. Has this happened to anyone else?


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Sometimes, first time very disconcerting as I had lost the day and thought family were trying to Gaslight me. however usually have the opposite problem really tired but still can't sleep.

I never drive after seeing the dentist even if just a check up as I even the head down can make me not 100%.

4-5 hours is a full day, Suggest you keep a diary to discuss with health professional. What you do, how you felt, when you recovered.

Hope you find your solution soon x


Hi Mark5177

I am so sorry to read of how you are struggling and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue. It may be worth keeping a pain, activity and fatigue diary for your GP or Medical Specialist to examine? As many of the medications that we take can also cause this issue? And may need tweaking?

All my hopes and dreams for you



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