Sooooo,cooool. Kythe, Sorry, I'm not poking fun, it's just that we had a three week spell of really hot weather, like 30C most days, and lo and behold, day before yesterday Carlalita (spelling prob not right) a left over hurricane brought cooler, quite a bit cooler (14C) air and rain over our region. Sooo, the sleeping, light, sound, touch, smell sensitivities. I noticed around 94 when I was about
to get dx. Fibro, that any soap, perfume, deodorant, body cream, moisturizer etc made my skin break out in big welts, and sound and light often would drive me to retreat to my bed with a big soft pillow wrapped around my head. I went and got a sound machine at the drugstore. I choose ocean waves rolling in to shore. There was also sounds of birds, wind etc. available but the ocean sounds did it for me. Then I would roll up a towel and stuff it under my bedroom door. Any hubby or boufriend or youngster wanting to share my bed got banished to an adjacent room once serious sleep time, arrived. No pets in room. This was hardest b/c They'd look so forlorn (kinda like hubby) but when Mamma's unhappy, everybody's unhappy and I think they knew this. Not long after came a triple dx of Hypothyroid, Fibro, and Anemia. In fact doc said (on phone) "are you standing up? Cause if you are I dont know how you are." Id been holding down 1 fulltime, 2 pt jobs. Shortly thereafter, Migraines started. This hypersensitivity is also associated w. Migraine which is often assoc. with hypothyroid, IBS, Rosacea, endometriosis, and a whole host of autoimmune problems. Blackout curtains help too. There are some really good products available now. The creams I use, especially on my face are not usually in the cosmetics aisle, but down where they keep therapeutic creams, I won't name specific products but they cost about
1/3 of the cosmetic cream stuff and absorb instantly, never oily or greasy. I think the sleep stage we seek is a deeper level sleep like Theta or Delta, which can usually be achieved by using tri-cyclics like amyltriptiline at bedtime. Actually, in order for it to work well it should be taken 2-3 hours before bedtime.