So I'm finally fairly regulated on the Xyrem and a lot of times get a full night's sleep. Although the length of sleep seems to change unexpectedly. Sometimes it will only be three hours a dose for a few days...then oh ok we're at 4 hours or five hours a dose. Roll with the punches.
But even after starting to go to bed at a decent time, getting a full night's sleep and taking my prescribed stimulants - 200 mg provigil a.m. with 15 mg adarral (sp?), repeat at lunch - I'm sooooooo exhausted.
This scares me. perhaps I had unrealistic expectations. I am happy at least that I can now wake up to one little alarm - used to have five alarms and sometimes sleep through them all. Roommates declared it sounded like a bomb going off.
I'm at work, but I can't focus, I don't want to work, I don't want to move....I JUST WANT TO SLEEP. But the reality is, after the nighttime sleep I can only do one one hour nap a day. Other than that I can do the "twilight" naps - where you don't really fall asleep but you're not exactly awake.
This sucks. Boo.
Wondering if I can add some more stimulants in - ??
It's not the sick tired I had before Xyrem, but it's still I'm So Exhausted I Can't Function Tired.
I know sleepiness will always be there but I'm worried - how can I keep a job when I'm so tired I can't focus and take long breaks mostly cuz I'm too tired to walk back?
This is more than sleepiness and I well I don't get it - thought it would be different. Sigh.