Insomnia and Fibromyalgia

Insomnia is the bane of my existence. It affects a lot of things including my Fibromyalgia. One of the causes of pain in Fibromyalgia is the lack of necessary sleep. Our bodies heal overnight while we sleep, but those of us with insomnia and Fibromyalgia have a double whammy. We don’t get the necessary healing time with the little bit of sleep we get. I have insomnia and sleep apnea (cessation of breathing during sleep). I have a BiPap machine for the sleep apnea, but it doesn’t help any especially since the insomnia keeps me awake. Sleeping pills no longer work for me. Even if I fall asleep I am constantly waking up. I am frustrated and in dreadful pain.


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

11 thoughts on “Insomnia and Fibromyalgia

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    Curious…Have you ever tried Trazadone and or Seroquel for sleep? I used to be on 300mg Seroquel and 400mg Trazadone, which made me sleep for ten plus hours. They are not used as mood stabilizers/or anti depressants, but as sleep aids. Like Ambien on steroids plus some Xanax/klonopin/temazepam added.
    Personally, I can’t do the heavy sleepers now that I have a spawn on the loose. But that cocktail worked for me before I had to be on constant alert. JUst a thought.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Just stopped the trazedone. Only worked for the first few weeks. And Seroquel was my mood stabilizer and it didn’t work at all. I woke up all night with a mouthful of cotton. No sleep there either. I am not like others. To make this new one Rexulti worse is that insomnia is one of its major side effects. I already have insomnia, who needs more. Nothing works.

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  2. suesuzzz

    Oh how I can relate to this …the pain of fibro and not getting the sleep that is comes the flare..I have tried many of many medications some seem to work for awhile at best…I wish you luck and prayers are sent out to you

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