I have the option to attend a pain management class every other Monday. Since I might be working as a researcher at a university soon, I was really concrned about fibro fog and asked the teacher about it. The teacher today is a pharmacist who is very proactive and helpful with fibro patients. This is what I learned that might be helpful. (Looking at notes . . .)
These don't cure you of fibro, but help with problems that can make it worse.
Take vit d in the morning. it is not actually a vitamin, but has something to do with hormones. It is a stimulant. I was taking at night - and not sleeping, of course!
If you take vit d, your body is not absorbing or making coq10, so you need to add that to morning too. coq10 helps with energy.
we are prob not getting enough b complex. take in morning. if b hurts your bladder, take a kid's form.
add prenatal vitamins and fish oil.
Cholesterol and calcium take at night. cholesterol with meal is preferred, but if you remember better before bed, that is better than taking it in the morning.
If you are thirsty, you are already behind in water. Dehydration zaps energy and brain power.
avoid artificial sugars because your body reacts somewhat to the sweetness anyway as if they are real sugars
try to stay away from processed food
Even if you can drink caffeine before bed and sleep, you are not getting rest because your heart, cortisol, and other stuff are working hard because of the caffeine.
I also read this somewhere: that the computer or tv is a stimulant of some kind and not to do either right before bed.
I am going to try a new routine: no caffeine after 4; 30 to 45 mins before bed, do some light stretching, drink some chamomile tea and read psalms or proverbs.
If you belong to Kaiser, you can download relaxation exercises onto your ipod. it is in the health wellness: more: live healthy: complimentary and alternative care section.