Two hours of sleep

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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby badnights » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:01 am

've had two weeks of no symptoms. Prior to this I had a week of pain. I still think my diet is helping, mainly no sugar and no artificial anything. Mainly protein, veggies and fruit.

:clap: Diet is HUGE. Keep it up.
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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby leggo_my_legs » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:12 pm

Awesome!!! That's hard work, too. Good for you!

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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby debbluebird » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:12 pm

Last night I had mild symptoms, but my back has been hurting more. We are doing work that is not good for my back. We are putting in raised beds for a garden, for veggies, etc.
Have lost most of the weight that I gained last summer when they made me go off methadone.

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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby debbluebird » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:48 am

I'd like to try an antidepressant. I've taken them before, but been afraid to restart one. I get very depressed in the winter. I've read some of the posts regarding antidepressants. Just don't know which one to try. I've fought depression my whole life.

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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:49 pm

Deb - the problem is that none of them work for all of us. I've read that escitalopram is the one most likely to work (based on studies). It is what I would try first. I used it last year and it did improve my mood. But, if winter is an ongoing problem, I would look into light-supplementation.
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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:30 pm

I take a very tiny 10mg dose of Citalopram and am not aware that it causes me any difficulties.

I would agree that if it's a regular winter occurrence it sounds like SAD disease and light supplementation is worth considering.
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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby debbluebird » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:58 am

Ok, thanks
It is sunny here in the winter, but of course I don't go out, but about twice a week. One of my friends got a light thing, but it still hit her last winter.
On another topic, I think my right knee replacement might be starting to fail. Very swollen. I thought I had all joints recently checked, but it was just the shoulder. Hips and knees aren't due until next year, but if this doesn't resolve I will get it checked sooner.

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Re: Two hours of sleep

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:36 pm

Yikes on the knee replacement!
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