Oh yes, it's increadably difficult going from active to this... I've had probs for 11 yrs, the derealization & fatigue. Body always felt tired & heavy. But, I got up, had my coffee & by 8am I was running & didn't stop till around 10. But always so tired I felt like if I stopped I couldn't start again. Now with Fibro I can't do much & I over do it. So everyone should know I'm not lazy but these days they treat me like I am.
Anyhow, I know your frustraitions. You are having so change so much of your life... I get so frustraited seeing everything I want to do but can't... Things I'd enjoy doing but don't have the energy...
My Rhum told me the same thing about sleep. I wasn't sleeping well & had a heck of a time getting out of bed.
Im on a muscle relaxer called Flexeril. I take one pill & about 20 mins later I'm out. I sleep really deep but still don't dream very often. Since being on Savella the fatigue has been better. I wake up in the morning & able to get up sooo much easier.
I give my daughter melatonin because she has insomnia & it works well for her. I tried it & it worked the same as the muscle relaxer when it came to falling asleep... But I'd wake up at 1am, 2am, 3am, well you get the point... It was awful... Couldn't sleep very heavy at all. I love the muscle relaxer
I sleep well through the night. I'm just really bad at waiting till 11 or midnight before taking it... Then getting up at 6:15... I enjoy that time of night, its my alone time. But I'm gonna have to get over it & go to sleep at a better time. For as long as I could remember, I hated sleeping because I had better things to do... Then the last 13 yrs I always feel just as tired if I got 4 or 8 hours sleep... But finding that sleep is more important than I thought... So 9 hours sounds great to me!
Anyhow, talk to your doctor about going on flexeril. Not only does it help sleep it also helps with pain...
P.s.~ you'll see I talk allot on here... I don't talk much in person so I guess I make up for it here lol