Fibromyalgia has been, at least for me, a constant balancing act of trying to use the right meds at the right time and balance that with activity and rest. Although I may find a regimen that works great one day, there is no guarantee that it will continue to work another day.
So I’ve been playing with sleep aids, which seems to be where most of my troubles lie. I don’t remember when I’ve had a good night sleep and woke up refreshed (actually, I do remember one day in February of 2007). How sad.
And lately I’ve been having lots of nights with active dreaming again. Makes me tired just to think of it. I’ve had lots of dreams about houses; so big and complicated you need GPS just to get around.
One of my really good friends is a nurse and also very in to natural medicine. She works the late shift so sleeping cycles can be very challenging for her, too. Lately she’s tried L-tryptophan, the amino acid that’s found in turkey that makes everyone sleeping on Thanksgiving afternoon. She said it has really worked great for her.
So I decided to give it a try. Wow! I’ve actually gotten 2 good nights sleep (not to say they were dreamless) but I wasn’t exhausted when I woke up. I actually feel good! Amazing!!!! I forgot how much energy I could have when I feel refreshed!!!! It’s definitely an exclamation point day!!!! I’ve already offered up thanks to God; now I’ve got to call my friend. She’ll be so pleased for me.
I hope this continues for a long time, but I’ll enjoy it for however long it lasts. I’m off to conquer the world!!!
Until next time…