I know that Fibro causes sleep difficulties but over the last 7/8 months my sleeping has become almost a childhood memory. I now sleep for about 2 hours, wake up, go to the loo/feed the cats, go back to sleep, wake up about two hours later - a vicious circle. I am totally exhausted and have tried everything to get to sleep. From over the counter sleeping aids - Kalms, noctura. I even bought some Phenegan Elixir from a UK Chemist on-line. When I read the information leaflet I was very concerned so I telephoned a well known chain of chemists who told me under no circumstances was I to take the elixir because of the medication I take for Fibro i.e. morphine mixed with the Phenergan would be dangerous for me. Yet Phenergan is advertised on-line for Fibro. Apparently, you are not supposed to be able to buy this medication without a prescription!
My GP won't give out sleeping tablets to anyone.
I've tried listening to specialist CDs to help me sleep. The 1st one I bought nearly gave me a heart attack. I was lying, all relaxed in bed waiting for the CD to begin when suddenly seagulls started screaming. The noise was so loud it could be heard in the living room and I jumped with a start and this was the start of the CD on a very low volume that was supposed to help me sleep! Good job I can see the funny side now. I wasn't happy then
I've tried listening to the radio on low and even books on CDs but all to no avail.
I would love to try meditation but I don't know how
I am desperate to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time.
Can anyone help or suggest something I could try.