Hi, Visited this site over the last couple of years but have never posted. Just wanted to share what has helped me (took time to figure it out). My diagnosis are: Chronic migraines, Fibromyalgia, IBS and Narcolepsy.
A hot bath every morning (wish it was a whirlpool) but still works, a heated mattress pad (to help with the bursitis in the hips since I sleep on my side) just feels good to the ole body, I keep a heating pad in the living room for my mid back when it flares up, and also a heated throw to put on the leather furniture (it's cold).
Skin sensivitivy is also an issue, so the bra comes off as soon as I get home, the tops of my feet bother me so I wear my work shoes so loosely tied they almost flop on my feet Can't wear anything constrictive. The hair has to be kept low on my head as it can drive my scalp nuts with the weight of my hair (mid back length).
The Vitamin D is truly a miracle. Short story-had mine checked it was 25, which is normal according to the lab standards. The bone physicians I work with keep their patients in the mid 40's. I was put on the vit D 50,000 for 8 weeks with addl 1000mg daily, rechecked when that was done and I was up to 47. Maintained the 1000mg vit D daily and rechecked in 3 months and still at 45. Had all this done during the summer, so didn't realize until halfway through winter that the light bulb came on that my pain was dramatically reduced that winter.
I got off the Ambien, I was doing weird things at night. Started melatonin 6mg about an hour and half before bed-and that has helped with my sleep throughout the night. Able to go back to sleep when woken up for a bathroom break.
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