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1/23/20 10:54 P

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CBD! Yes, I have tried it and am currently taking(when I need and can remember) gummies that are like little sugar balls of magic. They help me relax and allow my muscles to unknit the knots they turn themselves into(almost daily). I am limiting my intake to truly intolerable nights so as to minimize the building of a tolerance. The good news is that, as I take nearly nothing on a regular basis, I have an INCREDIBLY low tolerance to just about everything. A benadryl tab knocks me out every time, and while people have suggested using that to help me sleep, I NEED it as a rescue medicine when my dust or grass allergy flair up; the two of my allergies which affect my ability to breathe.

Anyhow! Thank you for your kind words, your generous sympathy/empathy, and the wonderful suggestion. I feel incredibly blessed to have made this connection here with you, on Spark.

Be well!

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1/21/20 12:26 P

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Iím so sorry about your pain. I feel like nothing i say can appreciate what you go through, but i still want to make some suggestions. Have you looked into CBD products? At night if Iím in pain I put some CBD cream on the pain and it helps with the pain and sleep. A neighbor buys CBD equivalent to butter and makes brownies or cookies (from a box) and has one before he goes to sleep. It works great for his insomnia. Hubby has CBD oil that he puts on his tongue and he says it helps with pain. By the way yes you are coherent.

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1/21/20 12:11 P

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I'm very happy that you were able to find some workable solutions for your situation; that's great!

I have been suffering with poor sleep since I was 11(this year I'll be 41) and only realized that I had fibromyalgia when the onset of the pain aspect popped up in my early 30s. It made so much sense then, but before the doctors treated(or didn't) all of the symptoms as if they were separate entities. Can't blame them for that, I've had a whole host of issues that didn't seem in any way connected, and while I had heard of the condition a few times before pain began, I didn't know enough about it to even point the doctors in the right direction. I think when I was diagnosed(in 2012) that there wasn't really a great deal of knowledge about it out there.

Thank you for taking the time to share with me, I am grateful to know that I am not alone in this struggle. I apologize if this isn't written with precision of thought or language; after not sleeping until just a bit before 8 and rising just a bit after 11, I am STILL cognitively impaired.

be well!



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1/21/20 10:48 A

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Good luck!

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Iíve been there and I know what itís like. I discovered I was having trouble sleeping from stress and a hubby that snores and makes other noises at night, while trying to sleep in the middle of the bed. I got a split king adjustable bed (Costco has great prices) and sent hubby to the doctor. Heís doing better and never crowds me at night. The doctor gave me sertaline for anxiety and I slept much better. I still get occasional insomnia, but I distract my self with a book or a movie and sometimes fall asleep on the couch and then go to bed when I awake up.

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Just a little more than an hour and a half before the sun comes up and I am still WIDE awake... I don't know if I'll be able to cope with much more of this. This is day 4... I know that the "sleep hygiene" post said that it is best if we force ourselves to get up at the same time every day, regardless of what time we were able to get to sleep, but then I'll be pounced by at least one wild nap throughout the day.

What ARE wild naps you ask? Those are the sudden onset of doziness that results in at least 10 solid minutes of sleep no matter how hard you fend them off. I am deeply and well acquainted with the tricksy little buggers; I'm sure my cat used to domesticate the critters and set them on me anywhere I went(it was her way of punishing me for going out of the house), "cultivated naps," I called them. When she died in August all of them fled for parts unknown, so the wild ones are all that are local.(I'm sure that this is either mildly entertaining for some, and the absolute living end of bat-sh!t crazy for others, with a smattering of folks falling in the 'tween spaces. Bear with me though, I'm loopy AF and at least this is proof of my early a.m. ramblings)

Anyhow, at THIS point I have forgotten (ENTIRELY) with which queries I meant to come to you lovely lot of like-afflicted people. I believe I'll go make a cuppa and see what the warm fuzzies of a hot mug and Citrus Sunrise(celestial seasonings) might bring. Be well and be lovely to one another; We could all use a little more gentleness in our lives, amirite?



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