Time of day hits you more

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Is there a time of day that your fatigue hits you more? I am just wondering because some days I have this. It seems as if at 2 or 3pm I feel as if I was hit by a Mack Truck. It feels during those times as if I cannot move another inch-though I do. I just feel so tired physically and mentally.
 

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I would say early evening is when the fatigue settles in. I usually try to have most important things done by then.
I get hit with the severe pain mostly in the mornings and it takes a while until my medication kicks in and I am able to walk around and move easily. When I need to get going early in the day I hate it because my legs are cramped up and I can hardly flex my hips and knees.

I hate the fatigue because my brain gets tired and I can not think fast enough to do anything right. Then my legs give out and I am done for the day.
Good Question! :)
 

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My pain is similar to you all, pain upon rising; I dread having a lot to do because if I move around for 2-3 hours straights, somedays less, the hips and knees starts to lock up and it's a done deal, so I'm going to say late afternoons I'm exhausted, not sleepy but "DONE" lol :)
 

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It sounds like some others have more problems later in the day too. Do you do worse or better when actual night hits? I am just curious and I know it can very from one day to the next.
 

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i have 2
the worst is right now- usually between 1:30 and 11:30 am
Then i get another anywhere between 2:30 an 5 pm.
I have it today at work really bad and desperately truing to stop myself drooping and drooling on my desk
 

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Sometimes, I am still tired for an hour or so in the morning, when I am trying to get myself going, but them i am usually ok until later n the afternoon, and sometimes, until evening. It depends on my energy level, and what I am doing that day.
However, there are those days, when the whole world just seems to crash around my head, usually around 2-4 pm, and when that hits, I am literally ready to fall over. At that point, I just go and lie down for a while until I recuperate again, or sometimes, I will fall asleep for hours, and not wake up until evening sometimes.
It just all depends on what my body is doing , and how much air my brain is getting, to think" of it a bad heart day, and I am it getting oxygen to my brain, then just resting is the best thing I can do.
 

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When I am in a flare-up I wake up fuzzy and in pain. When it is a normal day I am ok in the morning and by that magical hour of two pm I am done. I still work so I take a muscle relaxer and two tylenol and trudge through the rest of the day. After I make dinner and do the dishes I go to bed with an icepack on my mid-upper back.
 

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That is the low time for me, as well. Whether I am out grocery shopping or sitting right here, that is the time I need to rest or to have a nap. Slam down another diet coke and proceed except I can't, always do it!
 

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To get out of bed, I take a Vicodin. One half hour later, I am ready to get up. Pitiful that one needs drugs to climb out of bed in the morning!
 

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Good for you, though. You are out there and you are fighting the good fight! I could not possibly work at this time. Because money is so tight, I sometimes look at jobs but then I realize I could barely walk into a place, let alone have an interview, do actual work. Trying for disability but it is a bear!
 

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It sounds like some others have more problems later in the day too. Do you do worse or better when actual night hits? I am just curious and I know it can very from one day to the next.

When night hits, I'm finished. If something needs to be done I will finish it the next day. I have no energy, feet hurt, back hurts, legs including hips, knees, and ankles hurts. I just relax and lay down hoping to fall asleep, but I can't sleep. Only because my body is tensed and in pain.
 

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I think that the time of day can have an effect on most people, even those who do not suffer from fibromyalgia. It stands to reason that those with the condition are affected even more than others. One of the things that you should try to do is to learn to know your own body. For example, if you know that you're going to need a rest around that part of the day, then you should do everything that you can to ensure that you have a break around that time so that you are able to get the rest that you need. If you have a job then you should talk to your manager about your needs, and you should find that they are willing to be helpful.

Knowing when you're likely to feel tired is good, as it means that your condition can become a little more predictable, and therefore you're much more likely to be able to control it in the long term.
 

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Late in the day is usually the worst. Usually after the last meal of the day as the sun is going down. That's when you need to dig deep and hold onto your hope. Be positive at that point and have loved ones close including pets because it is when you are the most vulnerable. Maybe save a treat for that time of the day, whether it is medicine or a snack/drink. Make it so that there is something to look forward to when you know you will be at your lowest.
 

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I'm very lucky in my job. A family member is one of the owners and well aware of my condition before i was asked to help out there. I can go outside for a walk-a-bout at anytime and if i'm a bit slow some days it doesn't matter. I've even had my eyes shut for 5 minutes or so without complaint. Then there is the occasionally day where i am so fatigued or in pain I have no choice but to go home and I'm never penalized for it. If it wasn't for this particular job i would not be able to work at all so for that I am thankful. It gives me a reason to get motivated ,helps my mood tremendously as the people are all so wonderful and helpful there, we are all like family. And the pennies certainly help pay the bills. We would have trouble surviving financially as my hubby doesn't earn a huge amount but just too much for me to get any disability money. So while I am able to I will make damn sure I can keep this job till I drop :)
 

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I'm very lucky in my job. A family member is one of the owners and well aware of my condition before i was asked to help out there. I can go outside for a walk-a-bout at anytime and if i'm a bit slow some days it doesn't matter. I've even had my eyes shut for 5 minutes or so without complaint.

Wow, total golden opportunity for you here and I'm so glad to hear that you were able to find a job that "fits" you so well! I know it means a lot to have employers understand that you *need* that walk, or need to be slower sometimes... even close your eyes for a few minutes.
 
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