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Question: How do I get a good night sleep when dealing with Fibromyalgia? Does anyone have any sugestions on how to get a good night sleep when you have Fibromyalgia? I take my Ultram and Aleve before I go to bed. I fall asleep fairly easy but within a few hours I am awake and hurting. I have to get out of bed and move around and then I start all over again with trying to get some sleep. Some night all I get is 1 to 2 hours of sleep and it is taking it's toll on me.

Answer: Inability to fall asleep and stay asleep is a symptom of fibromaylgia. And when your not sleeping your muscles can heal themselves from the days use. If you continue to not sleep the other fibromyalgia symptoms will get worst, (pain, fatigue etc...). I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 10 yrs now. the doctor that diagnosed me did not know enough about the syndrome to treat me correctly. I am now disabled.......You should be taking a sleeping aid on nights that you are have trouble sleeping either and anti-depressant in a low dose( which also helps with pain) or a medication like lunesta or roserem). Its very important that your doctor is knowledgeable about fibromyalgia and knows how to treat it. Do some research on the internet, there are good sites that explain what you should be on for medications. If your doctor is not willing to listen to you or seems to not be up on the correct treatment, Don't wait, go to a rhumatologist or a pain clinic, the longer you wait the more damage there is being done. because my doctor didn't know what she was doing I am permanently disabled...I can no longer do many of the things I once enjoyed. I have to take 2 very strong narcotics 4 times a day to help control the pain and sometimes that doesn't work so I have to stay in bed. I hope this helps...God bless

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