Daily Archives: June 24, 2016

Insomnia and Fibromyalgia


Insomnia is the bane of my existence. It affects a lot of things including my Fibromyalgia. One of the causes of pain in Fibromyalgia is the lack of necessary sleep. Our bodies heal overnight while we sleep, but those of us with insomnia and Fibromyalgia have a double whammy. We don’t get the necessary healing time with the little bit of sleep we get. I have insomnia and sleep apnea (cessation of breathing during sleep). I have a BiPap machine for the sleep apnea, but it doesn’t help any especially since the insomnia keeps me awake. Sleeping pills no longer work for me. Even if I fall asleep I am constantly waking up. I am frustrated and in dreadful pain.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Can Melatonin Ease Fibromyalgia Pain?


Now if you were to go by me I would have to say that Melatonin is quite useless. It makes me hyper and there is no way I can sleep with it and I am sure it ups my depressive symptoms. I have found an article that claims it helps sleep and pain depending on the dosage. See what you think.

I know people who benefit from it, but for me it is a definite NO.

https://www.verywell.com/can-melatonin-ease-fibromyalgia-pain-715981

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Are Opiates Right for Fibromyalgia?


I personally don’t take opiates for my fibromyalgia. This is because I can’t afford monthly appts and drug tests whenever they feel like it. My pain does not respond to NSAIDS and only partially to opiates when I took them. I preferred to take them occasionally just to take the edge off, but their program was set up to have me take them 3 times a day, every day. I couldn’t drive on them and that restricts life even more.

Here is an article from Healthiculture on this subject.

http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/opiates/opiates-1.php

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Personality Disorders Are Not Just One Diagnosis, You Can Have Several of the 10 types —


Personality Disorders are psychological conditions of long term behavior that deviates from society’s expectations. They also create serious problems in relationships as well. People with personality disorders tend to be inflexible and manipulative. They have trouble connecting to others in socially acceptable ways. There are 3 classes of these personality disorders: Odd or eccentric – […]

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