I am just about convinced that my Fibro symptoms are caused by my terrible sleep patterns (wake every 1-1.5 hours, no matter how tired I am), vitamin and hormonal imbalances.
I had these suspicions a few months ago, went to my primary care Dr. and told him I think my body is not repairing itself becaue I don't sleep efficiently and my hormones are out of balance. I particulalry pointed out a possible D3 deficiency.
He pooh-poohed the idea, stating that D3 deficiencies are more common in women (hello! SO IS FIBRO!).
To support the D3 deficiency, I point to the fact that I had a total right hip replacement 3 years ago at age 43. Isn't Vit D supposed to promote healthy bones? And I diagnose myself with healing problems, perhaps created by lack of HGH, because, not only am I very sore the day after carrying a table here at work, but it took over 3 months and many extra hours of therapy to be able to walk without a cane after my hip replacement surgery. My mother had the same operation a year later and was walking without a limp within 3 weeks!!
Also during that table carrying incident I referred to above, my boss who is 4 years my senior, had a harder time carrying the table, but was not sore at ALL the following day.
After reading Dr. Edward Lichten's findings, I have ordered liquid D3, DHEA, and 5-HTP. I am praying I'll be able to get some relief because I can't much more of this. The only meds that really help me are Cymbalta and Fentynal. One of them is causing me to sweat a lot, mostly cold sweats.
Post-traumatic Fibro onset after accident 10/05, diagnosed end of 8/06
Total right hip replacement due to osteoarthritis 8/1/06
Extra Hemi Vertibrae on top of T1 and below C7 (call it C8??)
resulting in scoliosis, last measured 40+ degrees.
meds: Cymbalata 60mg twice daily,
Lyrica quit taking...seemed to feel better 150mg 3 times daily
Oxycodone 10/325 up to 6 times daily, usually 3 or 4
Fentanyl patch 50mc 1 per 48 hours
Provigil 200 mg once daily
St. John's Wort.