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what does it mean when all you want to do is sleep?
I have Fibromyalgia and I know that I don't get R.E.M. sleep but if not awakened by someone, I could sleep around the clock. Several times I have slept 16-18 hours straight.
Posted 3 years ago in Other by mary59

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Anonymous
Hey Teresa- I have fibro also, and I've had cycles where I just want to sleep and cycles where I can't sleep. There are also people with fibro who also have CFS along with it. You might want to ask your doctor if this could be the case with you. Some questions for you to think about: Do you take a really good multivitamin? Read and compare the labels. Also, have you had your B12 and vit. D levels checked? Now, vitamin D deficiency is different from fibro, but many patients are low. Your doctor can check these levels for you. My rheumy put me on B12 shots, then I switched to a high dose of sublingual tablets. It really makes a difference in my energy level. The great thing about B12 is that you can take large doses and it's not toxic. Your body flushes out what it doesn't use. You may also want to get your thyroid and hormone levels checked, as these can cause extreme fatigue. If everything checks out okay, you know it's just the fibro and it's how your body is coping with it. You can still take the multivitamin and B12 to help with the fatigue. Hope I've helped some. Take care!


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