Fibromyalgia has ruined my sleep. I am awake all day and night abd sleep for about 3 hours a day made up of 20 minutes here and 35 minutes there, sometimes I get as much as an hour. In the last few months it has got to the point where I was falling asleep standing up. I was texting a friend and the next thing I knew the sound of my telephone hitting the floor woke me up. I went to see my GP because I was becoming a danger to myself [I was scared in case this happened outside or if I was in the kitchen and could possibly burn, scald or cut myself].
I had read about melatonin and mentioned it to him. This is a restricted drug [even though you can buy it easily over the internet] and he has given me one month's supply to try and regulate my sleeping - even if it is just sleeping at night would do me. The problem I have is that it is working a little too well. I go to bed, take my tablet approx 2 hours later I am fast asleep but I am waking every 2 hours and this continues all day. I am so tired all I want to do is sleep. I don't mind if this is just the 'norm' whilst my body gets used to the Melatonin but I don't know. Is there anyone who has taken melatonin to help regulate your sleep? What affect did it have on you? Is what I am going through normal until my body gets adjusted to the melatonin?
I am concerned as I don't want to be in a worse position than I was before taking these tablets.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.