Liquid collagen supplement: follow-up post

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   Posted 10/13/2009 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
A few weeks ago I posted and asked if anyone had experience taking a liquid collagen supplement, and how did it work for you. After checking with my doctor to make sure it was safe, a few weeks ago I started taking a liquid collagen supplement, collagen hydrolysate, at bedtime. It is supposed to help promote sleep and cell work takes place during deep sleep; collagen coats the nerve ends and helps cell regeneration. I wondered if fibromites had collagen shortage, making the pain feel more intense, so I wanted to check it out. I'm continuing to take my regular nighttime meds as well - Cymbalta, gabapentin, and Tramadol (at a very low dose so as not to evoke the dizziness that happened to me last weeek).
I wanted to let you know that I am definitely getting more restful sleep - at least six hours STRAIGHT every night when I take it, more when I don't have to get up for work, and I wake feeling rested. I still have stiffness in the morning, and some pain, but I think it is helping me. I may be simply coming out of this terrible flare that started in January, and it might be bunk, but I am starting to feel better after beginning to take it. For me, it was worth checking out... I'll be curious, someday to see if collagen shortage plays an important part in fibro.

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   Posted 10/13/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
    I've been taking boi-sil which is a callogen builder and it definately makes a difference. I've been on that,
malic acid and super cissus. I've been off most of the painkillers and only need about 2 or 3 doses a month.
I don't know if it is the wierd weather patterns in good old central NY or what but today my "good" knee
is burning like a bear. First time ever. I'll do my trio, take a hot shower and hit the heated bed. If you live
in a cooler place try an electric blanket under you, I found it makes a seriously big difference in getting out
of bed in the morning. I have to do this until I can replace my waterbed mattress and heater.
       Nana Monster

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   Posted 10/14/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Nana, I was going to start taking Bio-Sil from Puritan's Pride, but decided on this first. I'm so glad that is working for you.

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   Posted 10/15/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Littleneck, I had no idea collogen could help so much. I am also taking a supplement based on Nana's recommendation earlier for bio-sil. It has the same ingredient - silica - but the health food store recommended this particular one as they believe it to be better absorbed by the body. Since I started taking it two months ago I havn't had problems with my knee joints going out as they had in the past and I have a lot less stiffness in my knees also. It is also good for nails and hair which I consider an additional bonus. lol!

Thanks for sharing what is working for you. It is always helpful to hear progress reports like this!

And Howdy Nana!!! :0) Glad to know you are still doing so well too! Yeah!

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