Originally posted by EladarI think my wife may have it too. Been in hospital 5 times in last year for some fairly major surgery. Very weak right now. Of course this work may lead to treatments but I imagine not for 5 years or more.
My wife uses these to control hers
Ribose hourly doses if she is at work, Rhodiola, Coq10, high doses of vitamin D, and L-Lysine.
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Originally posted by sonhousePeople with fibromyalgia can also have Epstien-Barr virus.
She has fibromyalgia, a bit different.
Originally posted by EladarWith my wife, the fibro is really weird, she gets what feels like little boils under her skin, like little knots of cramped muscles. If I use something like rolfing to massage them, they get better for a while but it is painful for her to undergo such treatment. So I am left with just rubbing massages which also helps temporarily.
People with fibromyalgia can also have Epstien-Barr virus.
L-Lysine is just a protien that is good for the skin, but also helps with Epstien-Barr.
The book deals with fibromyalgia as well.
L-theanine helped my wife to sleep longer, melatonin helps to fall asleep. Sh ...[text shortened]... Fibro just adds pain, the lack of energy with being tired but never able to sleep are the same.
Originally posted by EladarWhat dose does she take? I know the cynical pharm totally overloads melatonin to ridiculous levels, milligrams when we need micrograms, and I see the ads for the L but they have 200 mg and 500 mg I saw on my first foray into it online. So what is your wife's preferred dose and has she experimented with different doses? Do you take it?
Remember the L-Theanine, it helps to stay asleep and not wake up. Of course if it is the pain keeping her up, then that won't help. It does help you calm down too, so that is a good side effect.
Originally posted by EladarMake sure you're using a brand of melatonin that has the advertised dosage. That goes generally for all over-the-counter medications and supplements:
This is the wife. I take Melatonin only when I have begun having trouble falling asleep. Take a few nights in a row and then stop.
L-Theanine I take every night with few exceptions. Missing several days allows back the frequent waking for me. I started with the smallest dose I could find and slowly worked my way up from there. When I cut back, I begin waki ...[text shortened]... game changers for me and allowed me to go back to teaching school after 18 years of disability.
Originally posted by SoothfastWe try to buy brands we know work for her. Rarely are we forced to try new stuff.
Make sure you're using a brand of melatonin that has the advertised dosage. That goes generally for all over-the-counter medications and supplements: