Posted by vickisnowwhite on December 9, 2002, at 10:25:53
In reply to not lazy, side effects, or CFS » vickisnowwhite, posted by shar30906 on December 8, 2002, at 23:05:56
> My heart goes out to you, I totally understand how hard it is to have a life when all you do is sleep. I my self am not far out of disablig depression either. I did not bathe brush my teeth or get out of bed for 4 months, and when I did I was exausted. I have fibromylgia and am wondering if you dont have a disease simullar to it chronic fatigue. I find myself having the same problems with the meds I am taking, Depakote xanax, and oxycotin. I BP2 and suffer from anxiety as well as chronic pain. I find my self in a very hard place. with the meds I sleep about 15 hour per day, with out them I do not sleep for three days, usually and crash on the third day and sleep for over24 hours, heck they put a new roof on my house in a day, 6 men, and I slept thought all the hammering and banging. I feel like I'm in a no win situation no matter what I do.
> Other than the side effects from your meds, has you dr. ever considered that you may suffer from chronic fatigue? I believe that you aren't lazy and hope you can find a dr. that will help you manage to stay awake. I have suggested to my dr. that i take stimulants during the day and stop the sleep meds, I would feel so much better if i has the energy to DO something other than sleep
> good luck,
Thanks for sharing shar30906. yes its terrible to sleep on an off all day long, perhaps I do suffer from cfs, I see the dr. tommorrow and will question him on this possibility. I really believe this tiredness is due to the meds that i take, but i'm really scared to go off of them!! Take care and thanks again for posting