hello hope4sofia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gmom605, May 5, 2006.

  1. gmom605

    gmom605 New Member

    just read your post of gapapentin i have been taking it for awhile i started with 1 600mg a day ,,now i take 3xday
    600 mg. for pain ,,but i think it`s effecting my sleep,,

    my question to you is how do you feel with this meds. and does it effect your sleep?

  2. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member

    It makes me very sleepy. At night I sleep very soundly but during the day I'm kind of in a daze and take a very deep nap around 2:00. I'm hoping some of the sleepiness wears off so I can feel more alert.

    The sleepy feeling is more of a deep relaxed feeling than the overwhelming fatigue feeling that I so often get on my own. Does that make sense?

    I'm taking 300mg in the morning and 300mg at night.

    It helps with the pain but isn't completely relieving it. I have found that I can do more even though I'm tired just because of the decrease in pain. The deep ache in my back was so intense I could hardly run a simple errand.

    How is it affecting your sleep?

    How do you do during the day?

  3. gmom605

    gmom605 New Member

    to answer your question,, how gapapentin is affecting

    my sleep? well at first nothing was happing to me didn`t

    feel anything so the my {rhumy}Dr. increase it to 3x day

    it making me now to sleepy during the day ,,i try not to

    sleep at all but i`m so tired,dragging almost so by

    6 p.m. i`m allready asleep waking up by 11pm then i can`t

    go back to sleep ,,but i`m going back to maybe 2 x day and

    see what affect it does on me. but you know i still have

    alot of pain so maybe i`ll talk to my dr. and maybe she

    can change meds.

    thanks for your reply,,,,gmom,,,