For about 8 years now I’ve been living with narcolepsy. I was diagnosed with FMS about 5 years ago on top of the narcolepsy. Sleep just isn’t my friend. I’m on Cymbalta, Provigil, and some other supplements. I also do yoga routinely as well as massage therapy. Currently, I’m managing well. I have recently had the opportunity to move into the career I’ve always wanted. I’m struggling with the decision to take it because I have to start out on night shift. Personally, I believe I could handle it seeing how I have little to no actual circadian cycle and my sleep relies heavily on my medications and routine. My husband is extremely worried. My mother, who also has FMS but suffers drastically differently from me, is extremely worried.
I still need to talk to my doctor but should I be worried if everyone around me is this questioning? Has anyone else ever worked night shift with FMS and did it cause problems for you? I just really think I need more information and insight from others with fibromyalgia. Thanks in advance!