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Finngarian
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sa230e, that’s interesting about your experience with amphetamines. I didn’t feel rested in the morning no matter what I did but I always chalked it up to fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, which I developed after getting mono that went chronic.

I am sure some of my fatigue was from caring for babies/toddlers who didn’t sleep, and I’m sure some of it was from the antihistamines I was taking to stay asleep. I could not take care of kids or function otherwise if I woke up for the day at 4 am. That was the trade-off. My doctor wouldn’t give me anything prescription to use long-term. I tried everything else I could get my hands on (supplements and otc stuff) but nothing worked as well as unisom.

I should add that I “sleep hygiened” til the cows came home, even went so far as to avoid coffee, and of course that didn’t help me at all. I just needed to eat more, but didn’t know that at the time.

I am finally, very slowly, starting to feel like I’m getting restorative sleep. It is taking a really long time, but I can’t expect this fatigue I’ve had for 20 years to lift completely overnight.

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