I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain. I am also ADD?I take Vyvanse in the morning so I am normally not tired most of the time. Sometimes I seem to have fits of fatigue that come and go in the evening and was wondering if anyone else has this problem?. Does this also mean that I am suffering from Chronic Fatigue syndrome that is being covered up by my ADD medication? Just wondering? I can't get out of bed without my ADD medication.
Could chronic fatigue syndrome be covered up by ADD medication?
- 3 Apr 2011 by mfpdfibro
- 28 Apr 2015
- vyvanse, seizures, pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs), fatigue, chronic
Added 4 Apr 2011:
Thanks! I thought they went together and several years back before I started seeing a psychiatrist (the one that diagnosed me with ADD) I used to fall asleep at traffic lights. I would let my foot off the break and just slide right into someone. I also used to have to get out and run around my car three times every so many miles just to stay awake. Maybe I don't have ADD, but I am grateful for the medication as I get more done and sleep better during the night. My new psychiatrist wanted to take it away from me and I adamantly refuse to give it up. I have not had an increase nor need a dosage increase just really appreciate the change it has made in my life. I wonder why Fibro doctors don't prescribe it to their patients just to help keep them awake and focused. It could really make a huge difference in peoples lives. I still have times when I am really groggy and out of it. It seems to come out of no where and people assume I am on drugs when I am not. I mean I do take a lot of medications so maybe I missed something or accidentally added something. I know when I am putting my meds in my Mon thru Sun box I have to really concentrate and double, sometimes triple check things. Thanks for talking to me!
I was just wondering who diagnosed you with fibromyalgia & chrontic fatigue. They kind of run hand in hand. Fibro symtoms can be almost the same. It makes you so tired at times, & you hurt all over. Anyway I don't know much about ADD, but do about Fibro, & it alone can make it hard to get out of bed! Just my thoughts...
Hello, I wanted to tell you that I am in the same boat you are. I have been diagnosed with fibro for 7 years now and every year it gets worse. But I was at the point you were. Falling asleep while driving, and I could not stay awake during the day, I was sleeping almost all day and night. I had been diagnosed with ADD, but nothing was done about it. The I found out about CFD (chronic fatigue disorder) and I knew I had it. I talked to my psychologist and he agreed. But I also am not able to concentrate, or pay attention, and get things done. I finally was put on vyvanse but I was still sleeping. So now I am on concerta, and I am a lot better. I can stay awake, or if I want take a short nap. no more falling asleep. Your not crazy.
Have you been checked for RA? I just finished reading s/s of fibromyalgia and it is so me. Memory loss, brain fog, can't concentrate, sensitive to noise, bright light, feeling swollen, balance problems (I seem to have a scrape or bruise daily), at times I just feel drained for no reason, ache all over, (somedays are worse than others), bowel irregularities, my palms and soles are red and hot, and I'm also taking Vyvance, however; after a few weeks I couldn't tell a difference... back to the fatigue... after awhile the pain becomes second nature and I just silently scream. I'm taking flexaril and i will ask my pcp for neurotin to help with the the hand and feet tingling, pain, and burning. Oh, and I forgot about the morning stiffness and hurting after sitting very long. Last year when I was diagnosed with RA prednisone was a life saver, I didn't realize how much pain I was really in.
Unfortunately, I have osteoperosis and try to take the smallest dose possible. Autoimmune diseases are horrible and usually a person will have more than one. (I have Hashimotoes thyroiditis) Several years ago a nurse practiniture diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome and prescribed Effexor. Recently I've been consuming Apple Cider Vinegar with the "MOTHER" (sediment) unfiltered and not pasteurized, turmeric, ginger, garlic, raw honey, cinnamon, onion, pineapple, cherries, walnuts, and other foods that reduce inflammation. From my experience it seems that a lot of diseases overlap with some of the same symptoms... The Vyvance may be helping with your fatigue. Medications effect everyone differently. I Try to stay positive, meditate, and relax... relax... relax. U tube has a variety of relaxation and self hypnosis videos that I listen to. My favorite is thunderstorms and rain on a tin roof. It helps with my insomnia. I hope this helps. Good luck!
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