full time sleepiness

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by GinnyB, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. GinnyB

    GinnyB New Member

    Is this another symptom of fibro or has the DD given me yet another independent symptom? I'm sleepy, not particularly tired, just sleeping day and night. I miss all the TV shows I like and can only to be on my feet doing any housework for 15 minutes to half an hour. Does anyone else here have this symptom or, heaven forbid, am I unique?

  2. spacee

    spacee Member

    I hate it too. I have ritalin that I take for the evenings so I can be awake with Hubby here. It is just 5mg and cost about $10 a month. Mayoclinic.com says that is for use experimentally for CFS. I took that to my doc and he ordered it.

    Dr. Bell says it is ok to take it but that even ritalin won't keep us awake at times. I think it might be that our adrenaline is low.
    I know mine is but low normal.

    Sorry you have this Ginny. I just got this symptom a couple of years ago. I have had this 24 years.

  3. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Sometimes full time sleepiness is due to the medications that you are taking. They may be too strong. Have you discussed this with your doctor?