Fibromyalgia Action UK

Why is my sleep pattern so variable??

I woke up after going to bed at 05:00am, normalish time for me. It helps having my partner in Florida. I normally get up around 10:00am of 11:000am. 4-5 Hours sleep!

But if I go to bed say 11:00pm, I will be asleep until 2:00am. Why can I not Have to fight for sleep? Perhaps if I was in the States with Barry, I might be ok? xx

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HI suzy,

Do you take anything to help you sleep hun?

I had horrible sleep patterns two years ago, i used to be awake constantly in bed then day came and all i wanted to do was sleep, but still couldnt manage anymore than half an hour.

I begged my gp to do something as i had kids and i was no use to them. She tried me on amitriplyn and it helps me so much.

Its not alright for everybody and somepeople i have heard it doesnt work atall.

I hope you find something that helps as its horrible not sleeping, you can join diddles club, as she never sleeps. :(

hugs, kel xxxx


Hi Jazher. Yes I do ! I have Amitriptyline 50mg . I will join her club, as I seem to survive on just a few hors here and there. ( I am waiting for Diddles to Ask me to join) Lol!! having little ones is stressfull enough. but no sleep too?...for get that! (Did you ever try the whisky bottle?) Haha!


Hi suzy,

I am on 75mg of amitriplyn, it must be hard work taking it and it not working. :(

I do hope you find somethiing too.

I like vodka lol. Yes i do have few weekends where vodka is needed too and i wake up every morning with a hangover anyway so a proper hangover doesnt affect me any worse lol.

hugs, kel xxxx


hi yeah it may be worth trip to your GP and see if he can recomemed anythin i too am on amitriptyline iwas on 3 a night made no difference so doc dropped me down to one still no difference lol

just think i am weird !!!

you could always book a flight to Florida ??? see if you can get the ticket on prescription lol good luck love to you diddle xxx


Diddle, you are so funny and so sweet! I will go see him, but he just say's I am not trying hard enough. I have had enough of the Amitryptiline 50mg, It just is not enough..No! Your like me and all our other family of sufferers...your Unique! Not weird!! :)) I would Book that Flight too Barry today if I could afford it? But he is Home in June so not long to wait now. His Mum will Help if needed? But we have it covered. I just can't wait For Bear to get here! xxxx


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