I'm a working mother and I suffer from fibromyalgia. My biggest struggle is chronic fatigue and fibro fog. I would like to know if anyone is receiving treatment for either or both and what is the treatment? Also, do you feel your treatment is making a difference?
Thanks @A MyFibroTeam Member I will look into it. I do vapor and the store where I get my stuff has something like that. They just started selling it. Not sure if it's the same thing or not but sounds like it. I recently tried Vyvanse, an ADHD medication. It too has been a miracle. It has kept me awake and alert. I haven't been stressed or sleepy during the day. I have actually been able to think and make decisions whereas before I couldn't.
thogan32, D3 is Vitamin D supplements. It isn't a good replacement for the sun, but it brings the levels up. There is an app called D minder that is really good at tracking your sunlight. Tells you the best time to go outside. MindyWhitten, that is exactly what happens to me. I wake up thinking, Wow today I feel awake, then 10:00 and 11:00 I am about to pass out. What I have noticed lately is my brain is so wired up from me trying to wake it up that it shuts down. I would take so many things to wake me up like, extra D, all B vitamins, liquid minerals, coffee, water, asprin, etc. Nothing woke me up. Seems like it all put me to sleep. I read on here that a lady used cannabis oil in an E-Cig for pain and calm. It contains zero THC and legal in all 50 states. She mentioned organabus.com. Well I am pretty much a 1950's mentality person and usually would not even consider this, but I have read up on all of this and feel very ignorant to have never considered it. Anyway, it is nothing short of a miracle. It calms your nerves and if you are wired like I am it gives you a different energy. I cannot explain it other than I have cut my pain meds in half and have yet to take a nap during the day since I have been doing this. I really do recommend it to anyone suffering with brain fog and excess pain. It is almost like mountain dew to ADD kids.
I take D3 daily. I have had a deficiency in it all my life and have been able to function. I have even tried doubling up on my D3. Some days are good other days it's like why did I crawl out of bed. I don't wake up sleepy but usually around 10 am I'm falling asleep at work. I even try to get up and walk around. Even done exercises there in my office but still no help.
I have amytriptyline to help me sleep at night and I find that makes me feel less exhausted. I didn't realise how much better I felt on it until my prescription ran out. I find a good night's sleep helps with the fog x
This is the worst part of this disease for me. My brain literally feels asleep. I can take massive B vitamins and anything that is suppose to give you energy, and they do nothing. The one thing that does help me is getting my face in direct sunlight. Moving around outside in the grass in my bare feet and soaking up some good sun for a short time. It does something to my brain that wakes it up pretty quickly. Have you had your D3 levels checked by your doctor?