3am and I am awake

Oh dear its 3.13 am and I am still awake...I went to bed earlier this evening at 8.30pm as I wasnt feeling too great and I was so tired I couldnt keep awake....only to wake up around midnight...as I needed the toilet...then found I couldnt sleep...tossed and turned till I finally decided to get up....took some pain meds as my left shoulder and arm was in agony....Now I cant sleep....been playing silly games on Face book...to try and kill time till meds kick in....er its now 3.16am and still no joy....I know tomorrow I am going to feel like crap again....and looks like it will be another one of those days where I have to keep going to bed to lie down due to me being tired...!!! I get so frustrated with my FMS...will I ever be normal or get a decent full nights sleep....Its ok I already know the answer to that one....a big zero!!! I am just rambling on because I am so fed up...! Wish these meds would kick in soon...I want some sleep...!!!!

Frustrated and fed up Bev :(

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  • hi and i too was in bed but awake nearly all night i saw the clock turning for nearly every hour lol why is it when i am soo very tired but my body just says no you can keep awake now lol now your in bed

    iboughta memery foam topper memeory foam pillows and they are both lovely but no magic in them to make me sleep grrrr

    oh well i do hope today the sun is going to shine it has a very autumnal feel in the mornings at the min love diddle xxxx

  • I think I just need a new body...LOL!!!! Well I finally fell asleep arounf 5.30am...then woke up again 8.30am...so I am up now probably end up going back to bed at some point...then the vicious cycle starts all over again when it comes to bedtime....Oh well such is life!!!! Hope your day is a good one diddle....no sign of the sun yet mind....hoping it will later on ...I might sit outside...or lie on the sunbed in the sunshine..! Hugss Bev :)

  • Morning diddle.im starting to get more and more frustrated with this m.e and fibto.

    When i was a full time i kicked it bum every day despite the pain coz i had no choice.

    Mu symptoms seem to be worse and i feel like im heading for a burn out with m.e.

    Im sick of fighting the system that doesnt care;im sick of struggling on 60.00 a week to live pff,im sick of all the stress.

    I want my life back.my fella says this isnt sammy i no.coz im tired of being ill.

    When are people gonna fet that .its real and is devastating at tines.x

  • Morning diddle.im starting to get more and more frustrated with this m.e and fibto.

    When i was a full time i kicked it bum every day despite the pain coz i had no choice.

    Mu symptoms seem to be worse and i feel like im heading for a burn out with m.e.

    Im sick of fighting the system that doesnt care;im sick of struggling on 60.00 a week to live pff,im sick of all the stress.

    I want my life back.my fella says this isnt sammy i no.coz im tired of being ill.

    When are people gonna fet that .its real and is devastating at tines.x

  • Morning Ladie, I too know feeling of not being able to sleep until day breaks & then nod of until between 7/8am.

    I get into bed at night after taking my meds & have a read of my kindle for a while. I switch everything of at the same time because for me playing games on my fone, going on twitter/face book kept my mind too active. Most nights I toss & turn but think Ido feel more relaxed than playing at night lol.

    Have a good weekend in whatever your able to get up to.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jac

  • Hi I am new to thiis site and I have suffered for hears with fibromyalgia I only got diiagnosed with this a couple of months but I do have hope as I am a born again christian and I believe that Jesus is our only healer. When I truly believe and agree with this I do really feel so much better but I have to believe with all my heart and not tell my self I have this I tell myself that Jesuss died on the cross and took all my sickness so I have to tell myself that I am healed and am getting better every day it really does help , if any one would like to know more about our one and only healer is and how to have a relationship with him please contact me I will be glad to discuss this , God bless you all x Dawn

  • I hear what you are saying and I respect anyones beliefs ..I dont have any...except that I have to accept what I have and live with it...but thank you for your reply...

    Hugs Bev :)

  • Hi sister, brave of you to share the message of Christian faith I too find great comfort in being a born again Christian x

  • Hi peeps i go to bed about 11 with pain killers about 2 im awake waiting for the next lablets and soon as they wear of about 5 waiting again so theres nearly all my dosage gone through the night that gets me mad as have to suffer in day time to i suffer with depression and this fm is getting worse which dosent help oh well must carry on or give up and i wont do that yvonne

  • I think depression goes hand in hand with FMS as I get depressed often about my health and when I am unable to do stuff...I also have a heart condition so that just impounds the fact...that my life has changed...not for the better..! So, I can empathise with you Yvonne...living with constant chronic pain is not easy...and is bound to affect one psychologically...it does me and I am sure a lot of other FMS sufferers must feel affected too by their condition..I know I am.. Gentle hugs Bev :)

  • Thank you bev95 its nice as im new to this site to talk to others who understand just what its like so hard to explain just what its like no one knows unless they have the pain i have a friend who has had it years now i know how she as suffered i dident really understand when he rxplained the amount of pain yours hugs back yvonne1960 xx

  • I've found out recently that the light from TV, computers and phones confuses the cicadian rhythm into thinking it's day time. It apprently takes 2 hours from switching off the light that proper sleep can be found. I've been testing out this theory and it does seem to be right.

    Trouble is....lying awake is BORING...

    I'm trying to do some more paper reading and writing to get my busy head to stop chattering. I've found a really small Melatonin dose form iherb. Its taken sublingual, under tongue...but I keep forgetting and swallowing it LOL. Not sure how much difference it makes. I haven't been waking up once asleep with it. I only take half a tablet and not every night, but I'm hoping that will encourage normal cicadian rhythm to return.

    I do know though that HABIT often keeps me downstairs. I have to really work on that.....

    I really need a good day shift so that I can have my mornings back. I just don't exist for the first half of the day....every day.

    I hate it x

  • I find having a radio on Quietly helps me off to sleep, easpecially if it's on a talk channel. (I use Radio 4), pop music channels or ones with adverts woulen't be as restful.

    Cheers, Midori

  • I use to have a TV in my bedroom but got rid of it as all I did was find myself lying awake watching TV and that it was actually stimulating my brain rather than switching it off..to rest....I do read so find if I read I very often drop off to sleep...I hasten to add that last night I already had four hours solid sleep...but awoke to go to the loo....that was it...couldnt sleep after that...even after trying all I did was toss and turn and I often get restless leg when I am in bed at night that doesnt help matters I read somewhere that eating a small banana may help with RLS as it is a lack of potassium that can cause it...

    Anyway I took my pain meds as my shoulder and arm was in agony but for some reason they took quite a while to kick in...The trouble is I only need one thing on my mind to be thinking about....and then that stops me from resting..as my mind was in a whirl...all manner of stuff was going through my head...!!! Hence why I was tossing and turning..!!! I finally got off to sleep around 5.30am totally exhausted...only to be woken up at 8.30am by my daughter who has been staying here this weekend....and I have been exhausted the best part of today!!!! Had to go lie down in the end this afternoon...... Just hope I get some sleep tonight!!!!! :(

  • I find having my Kindle is an absolute God send with having insomnia and sleep problems. I read in bed in comfort and I don't normally more than an hour before dropping off to sleep. I thoroughy recommend it! :)

  • I thought about a kindle but I must admit and ashamedly say that I am still an avid fan of paper back books...I am an avid reader..only find problems with that when my hands are affected badly which they do so often...to the degree I just sit and cry as the pain is unbearable... I might rethink and consider in purchasing a kindle!! Thanks for the recommendation.. :)

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