Not a Total Success

But an improvement.

Last night I took 2 herbal Nytol and then half an hour later I took a zopiclone. I fell asleep quickly, which was blissfull in itself, but then I woke up at 2.30 am O_o.

I followed Dr Myhill’s advice and didn’t turn my light on. But I was getting frazzled, thinking that if not even zopiclone helps, then I am doomed 😦

So I grabbed my phone and turned the light filter up to 79%, which meant it didn’t give off enough light to see anything by, but was still ok to read and I read a few blog posts. After an hour, I still wasn’t feeling it, so I took a normal Nytol and turned my phone off. The sky was just starting to lighten outside.

Next thing I know is I am being woken up at NOON!!

10418261_10154802441540440_5738700556627906916_nBut I do feel like I have slept.  I think most of us with FM/CFS can relate to how novel a sensation that is.

So, tonight, the night I not only need to sleep well, AND be up and functioning early, I am going to take all 3 sleep aids at 9pm and it will be lights out.

And then, hopefully, I will be shattered come evening and won’t need all 3.

The overall aim, as well as good quality sleep is to (as the pic says) reclaim my days back from all encompassing fatigue.

I have my D-Ribose powder and L-Carnitine capsules now, as they arrived today. As did Passiflora tincture that I had ordered to add in at night with the herbals that don’t contain it.

I have also bought some beetroot capsules for my blood pressure as whilst the beetroot juice with blackcurrant and apple is nice, it’s still a struggle to swallow it each morning when I am used to apple and elderflower. And whilst I like beetroot, trying to eat them each and every day……………they stop being so enjoyable. And the capsules work out ALOT cheaper than the juice.

It’s going to take a while to get everything ironed out and for a pattern/routine to emerge. With sleep being the biggest hurdle to begin with. And as I only have 2 weeks of zopiclone, I only have 2 weeks to sort my sleep pattern out.

I will tackle eating paleo once my sleep is in some kind of routine, as that will be the next biggest hurdle for me.  But I did try it once before – about 4 years ago, and found it unsustainable because of my allergies and with a family to cook for. I might have to just aim for a mostly paleo, even tho Dr Myhill seems to consider it to be really important, an allergy is an allergy (I carry an epipen) and I cannot get around it. So, if the family has pasta, I will have wild rice. If the family has anything with potatoes, I will just have extra vegetables and not potatoes.

I will miss chocolate tho – BIG STYLE!!

The rest of today I am going to chill out with a bit of Netflix, change my bedding in easy stages LOL, and have a long shower 🙂

See you all tomorrow after my therapy session


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11 Responses to Not a Total Success

  1. gh0stpupp3t says:

    I have CFS and I know how that is. 🙂

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  2. Trisha says:

    I hate it when the sleepy drugs wear off by 2:00 a.m.-ish. I start to feel frazzled when that happens too, wondering what it would take to calm my crazy nervous system down – horse tranquilizers? Elephant sedatives? I hope the passiflora tincture helps you. I only recently started using it and I think it has improved my sleep, maybe even more than valerian.

    I got my D-ribose and acetyl-l-carnitine, along with the Energy Revitalization vitamin powder and I’m trying to remember to take my CoQ10 more than once a day. I’m worried that I won’t be able to tolerate the D-ribose since it is corn-derived and I am allergic to corn but I thought it was worth a try.

    The switch to Paleo seems the hardest part for me too. I’m thinking the same as you – shooting for mostly Paleo, but I’m not even sure I can handle that. Meat and non-starchy veggies are the two least appealing food groups to me and it takes so much damn work to make them edible!

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    • Moongazer says:

      The horse tranquilisers thought has gone through my mind too 😀
      Eek!! I saw in the book the mention of corn allergy but I can’t remember what Dr M said to do about it 😦
      I forgot to take my l-carnitine this morning. I’m also wondering what the d-ribose will make coffee taste like lol


  3. lydiaa1614 says:

    I, too, had a rough night for sleep. I think it was about 2 am when I finally got some, but was awake every hour on the hour after that. I am glad you at least feel a bit rested. I agree with you and your little picture – two hour naps in the afternoon are just not cutting it, specially when it seems it is the most restful sleep I get. I am already eating “clean” and gluten free so Paleo isn’t that far a stretch, My problem is I don’t tolerate much meat. I am hoping to order the supplements today. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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  4. plus+beauty27 says:

    I have been having the hardest time sleeping as well. I have a hard time falling asleep and once I do fall asleep with the help of meds I wake up like a few hours later and then end up having to catch up on sleep and sleep in till noon too. I really hope you get a sleep pattern down. I am trying but it’s really hard!!


    • Moongazer says:

      It is!! If I have a nap in the day it just makes things worse, altho Dr Myhill advocates a nap in the afternoon, I think that’s for when I have a normal sleep pattern again ((((hugs))))

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      • plus+beauty27 says:

        Naps! I love naps! I had one today in fact. Though some kind of miracle happened and I actually fell asleep last night and slept through the whole night! I couldn’t believe it! Hopefully it will happen again lol. I hope you get your sleeping pattern again luv. ((((hugs))))

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  5. Donna says:

    Sleep ….such a sweet word. It seems there are a lot of us not sleeping well. I tried Paleo didn’t work for me in that I really did not find it something I could stick too. But I do like a good steak.

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