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Is it normal to for a son to say I would rather stay asleep than be awake.

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by hensue, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. hensue

    hensue Senior Member

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    I ask him why? He said because I am so fatigued I cannot move.
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    Marg Senior Member

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    Hi Suzie,

    When I was in the sickest part of this illness, I wanted to stay asleep too. The bed felt s good and I would sleep most of the day and be up most of the night because I felt better then. When I was asleep I felt no pain and did not feel the fatigue. So, yes I would say it is nrmal with this illness. No I have the opposite problem, it is hard to get to sleep and stay there. Everything always seems to be backwards with this.
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    Marg,
    He is on cymbalta and takes it in the morning. That is the only pill he is taking. I wonder if he brought it down some would it help? I have the problem going to sleep and staying asleep. I use earplugs 1mg klonopin and quiet. Oh yeh and I take one 5 mg valuim.
    I also wonder if his panic attacks would get worse? I think the cymbalta is not doing good in the GI or pale stools prob. Now he did have the prob before he started the cymbalta.
    He went to a doc yesterday about the pale stools. Of course she sees panic disorder and tells him you are overreacting!!
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hensue,

    If you come on chat (lower right hand corner, and click on chat next to my name) I can give you some useful info on dosing cymbalta with CFS. This is from an autonomic specialist. Most docs will give CFS patients waaay too high a dose.

    Sushi
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    I certainly did when I was at my lowest point physically. It can be a pretty torturous illness. I don't know anybody who wouldn't prefer to sleep through that.
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    When mine is flaring bad, I'd certainly rather be asleep than be awake, feeling that way.

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