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From Sleep Deprived To Can't Sleep Enough With Fybromyalgia

by Clare
(Wales, UK )

I was diagnosed with Fybromyalgia 5 years ago and slowly over the years my sleep has become less and less to the point of having no sleep to maybe an hour at night.

Then about 3 weeks ago I started sleeping better to the point now that I can't sleep enough. I spent nearly all of the last weekend asleep but when I was conscious it was all I could do to stay awake.

I don't understand how I flip from one extreme to another. Either way I'm still tired but it feels different than it did before. Before I still struggled to remember things but at least I could concentrate and function more or less normally, now I can barely concentrate at all.

I'm still not sure what changed everything as my meds haven't changed, but there has been a increase in customers in work, so maybe that could be why. I'm so tired when I get home that it's straight to bed as soon as my husband is walking through the door. I wish I could resolve this one way or the other as I can't keep going like this with a husband that frequently works away and looking after 3 young children.

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