Mary Jane, I am so sorry you are frustrated, tired and to top it off you're in a flare! You are right, you need lots of sleep right now to get you through this. I have been diagnosed with lupus and fm and this is very common. I take certain medications for each and there really is a difference between the two. I just now starting to understand the difference between the two in regards to pain and what needs to be done. One thing you should try is about a half hour before bed, run an Epson salt bath, read a good book and relax. There are therapeutic properties within the salt and it really helps me with the tenderness and muscle pain. All of that also helps to bring my system down so I can fall a sleep easier. You just hang in there! What meds do the doctor have you on fm??????? I am on Lyrica and it really helps me out at night. Tonight I am sending you healing thoughts and gentle hugs to comfort you. Keep us posted on how you are feeling and what comes out of all of this frustration :hugs:
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram