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Must get out of bed!

Morning all!

I'm finding it increasingly hard to find any motivation in the morning.. I feel drowsy, achey, pretty grumpy..

My two girls (3&5) insist on bickering, usually kicks off about 6.30am (when NearlyHub leaves for work) and I know that if I could just peel myself out of bed quickly (like I used to) then my girls would be happier and I'd get a good start to the day.... I just can't seem to do it.

I sit here just trying to pull myself together, knowing that I'm increasing the chances of the stressy, rushed, uncomfortable mission of getting madam to school. I'm my own worst enemy.

I hope everyone is having a better morning x x

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Morning sibbs, its horrible isn't it, mornings are the worse, the only thing I have changed is my tablet times, my alarm goes off an hour before I have to get up for me to take my tablets, which hopefully work a little before I start my day. With small children is worse because you can't get a nap in afternoon, my children are now older but I have to get up so I'm in bed most nights by 8.30. Don't feel you are you worst enemy, it happens to us all. You just need to find what's best for you. And most of all stop beating yourself up, fibro is horrible, try and have a good day. Big hugs. Deb x


Can I ask if you're on amytriptaline? Not sure I've spelt that right but I found when I was on them, I couldn't function "AT ALL" in the morning and there's only me to sort out!!! I'm now on duloxatine and although it took a few weeks to kick in, I'm soooohhhh much better now!! Started on 30mg then up to 60mg per day...my energy levels are higher and my cognitive impairment is sharper and clearer now! Do have a word with your Dr...sometimes all it takes is a little tweak in meds and once you've got those right...you're half way there!!! Wherever "there" is????...:-D :-D :-D :-D

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It must be awful to suffer with fibro with 2 children to look after, I feel for you x


Thankfully I don't have to worry about getting kids out for school so hats off to you for managing it :)

I remember the time I would leap out of bed full of smiles as soon as the alarm went off, rushed about and managed the kids and work with time to spare....really peeved OH as he is not a morning person at all :D

Now the alarm goes off and if I am lucky if half an hour later I can get myself out of bed, gingerly put my feet on the floor and go about my business in slomo :) I really miss the old me but the new me is learning to adapt, albeit slowly :)

I admire all you younger people who have Fibro and still manage your kids :)

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Sadly things rarely happen in isolation. I found it hard enough getting one to school with a partner and no medical problems.

I agree, don't beat yourself up.

Amitriptyline is hard to spell. 3 "i"s and one "y" and it's hard to know where to place it. Then its a pain to use, I used to get hangovers next morning. Not headaches, just spaced out.

I'm not sure how to strategise mornings. Bickering is normal, just look at Tired and Lou, not mentioning names of course. My small screamy one hates getting dressed and undressed, but is fine once it's over. However that doesn't help mum and dad during the process. I wish I could wave a magic wand for you.

If he's a Nearlyhub, what does that make you? Hope things improve soon XX


Thank you everyone,

(Hey Fenbadger, I say NearlyHub as we're not married.. Or even engaged.. But living like a happily married couple with our daughters.. I never know how to describe it.. Partner, other half, my man.. Just doesn't feel like it describes us ha ha. Basically if we had money aside, we'd be married) 😉

I'm in the early stages of eliminating everything else so I'm not taking meds for fibro at all. I do take tablets for anxiety though, that could be a possible side effect.

It's my doctor suggesting fibromyalgia, so I suppose we're working towards a diagnosis. I don't know what's going on. I don't want to accept that I'm not who I was. I'm not well. But at the same time I'm pushing to find out what's wrong (probably doesn't make sense)

I have referrals to see a sleep/respiratory specialist, a psychiatrist and a counsellor and also appointments booked to see maxilio facial surgeon and rheumatologist.. I feel so weird about it all. Maybe I've got a combination of things going on so its hard to pin point what belongs where in terms of physical/psychological symptoms.. Feels a bit like the chicken and the egg.

I'm 30, I feel 80. I'm struggling to hold it together recently..

If only I could feel rested, I think other things would improve enough to manage.

You ladies and gents inspire me a great deal :)

I almost feel like a fraud posting on here.. Without a diagnosis, but the support has already helped so much that I can't help spilling my marbles here x x

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I am so genuinely sorry to read this, and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this situation. I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Thank you Ken.

Best wishes



I know how you feel,I have a six and eight year old and mornings are the worst,i'm so tired it's hard to get up and yes we have a stressed morning most mornings,so I feel your pain,this fibro is the worst thing that has ever happened to me,BUT a big BUT try to positive easier said than done i know.

All the best



Hi emma,

Thank you, certainly easier said than done. Some days I'm good at that... Today once again woken up with my girls arguing with each other.. best go and calm things down ;)


X x


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