I take 1000mgs of L-Tyrosine for the last year! (on an empty stomach in the afternoon. Amino acids compete for absorption if take together) This has Greatly reduced my FM pain level from 6-9 to only 2-4, 24hrs a day ! One night w/out sleep, I gave in to taking Ambien again...The next day my pain SHOT UP to 9!View Thread
Patients with Fibromyalgia are severely deficient in Dopamine, which causes the pain cycle to proliferate. Ambien works specifically on the Dopamine cycle, depleting it greatly! Opioid(pain killers) can not work without the presence of DOPAMINE. VICIOUS CYCLE !View Thread
Hi, After trying every health product imaginable, most with no help at all, I have been on Sleep meds for many years. First Ambien. I fluctuated from 10mg to 5 to none and around again. Ambien Caused me to Be PSYCHOTIC! In the summer of '08, after 2 auto accidents in a 30 day span, I was diagnosed w/ FM. In '09 after 30 nights w/ NO SLEEP, after trying EVERYTHING, I was prescribed Seroquil for sleep. It helped me sleep. BUT with in 8 months I had GAINED 40lbs , My Cholesterol and Blood Sugar SKYROCKETED! January '09, with help from a Naturopath,I started getting sleep w/ Tranquinol.(herbal formula by Quantum) After 5 nights of 5 1/2 hrs of sleep, I was OUT OF M SUPPLY! And all across the world it was on back order! 30 nights went by w/ NO SLEEP! NOT EVAN AN HOUR! Out of Fear I started taking Ambien again, Praying for some relief. NOW AMBIEN only gave me 2 1/2 hrs of sleep a night! I then went WITHOUT SLEEP except, 3 nights a week, I was able to sleep 2 1/2hrs. SO I got 7 1/2 hours a WEEK for 5 months ! Until late June '09.View Thread
A high percentage of patients with FM have abnormal MRIs that indicate that the activity centers of our Brains are over stimulated. The theory is: High Cal-Phos (all cells need Cal. and Phos for movement)that is unable to be flushed out by the kidneys. Plus low ATP which is needed to excite movement and the halt movement in cells, Hence always moving and always stressed. So we never get restful sleep! Read the book "What Your Doctor May Not Have Told You About Fibromyalgia" by Dr. St. AmandView Thread
One the the things I find interesting is the hidden prejudices that are manifested in people when they are confronted by a disabled person. Often one thinks "How do I act around this person? will I be disrespectful?" But when it comes to a hidden disability, As a FM sufferer, I personally experience prejudice and misconceptions. For instance, sometimes I need to use the motorized cart in the grocery store. Other times I choose to walk. Sometimes I evan feel that the cart will be to hard to navigate through the narrow isles. And some times when i am feeling a little bit better, I Know I don't need as many things or I just want the exercise,I choose to walk. It's Interesting to see the looks I get from the employees that have observed me walking one day and not the next. The feeling is akin to the feeling I got after taking a sick day from school of work. Than having a teacher ask if you were really sick, wanting to catch you in a lie.View Thread
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