CFS / Fibromyalgia FAQ by Dr. Teitelbaum, MD:
CFS/Fibromyalgia - Their Causes and How To Treat Them Effectively! ....a series of questions and answers about chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (CFS FMS) reviews what these illnesses are, what causes them, what they feel like, testing, and how to get well.
Although I am sleeping a bit better now with the nortryptoline 4 - 5 hours solid sleep is still a far off dream for me. Am now on 50mg a day and seem to have hit a peak and am now going backwards with frequent sleep disruption and aches and pains creeping back. Have had a couple of really bad nights and feel so shit the next day it makes me wonder how I have kept going all this time with such poor sleep...
"After falling asleep, most people with FMS/ CFS find that they wake-up frequently during the night, especially between two and 4 AM. In addition, sleep is disrupted by pain and frequent urination. All in all, many people are only able to get four to five hours of solid sleep a night without treatment. The disrupted sleep then results in immune suppression and chronic widespread pain. "