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Losing My Mind and Most of My Sleep

Posted Jan 06 2009 7:00am

I have not taken Amitriptyline since Monday night and I’ve slept about 10 hours over the last four nights. I am physically and mentally exhausted, but each time I close my eyes and try to sleep my mind won’t shut down. I feel desperate and do not know how much longer I can go without sleeping.

This all goes back to me telling my doctor that Cymbalta seemed to make me anxious, unable to focus, and unable to sit still. If that’s the only consequence to taking both Amitriptyline and Cymbalta I want to go back. I think perhaps my doctor forgot that I take Amitriptyline because I don’t get REM sleep naturally. I am afraid that, in the talk about my fibromyalgia, we’ve forgotten to pay attention to my overall health. Not sleeping is only aggravating my fibromyalgia and arthritis and significantly reducing my energy.

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