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I Can Fall Asleep, But Can't Stay Asleep

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:10 PM

Hmm, this might be too far off your radar, but I've had some good results with accupuncture for other pain/inflammation problems. Some interesting studies show that it can help as significantly as mild opiods for pain.

In the thought that pain is the baseline issue, but lack of sleep surely doesn't help, so must fix pain to fix sleep, and fix sleep to fix pain...

I have acupuncture and massage treatments each week and they do provide temporary relief. And chiro when I need it. Oh, and physiotherapy. You're right - the key is restorative sleep. Narcotics, opioids, muscle relaxants, etc. have not helped me whatsoever with the pain. Morphine? Nil. Oxycontin? Zip. However, I have seen a chronic pain management doctor who is trying to get me on the right combination of medication so I can sleep and get pain relief. Hopefully sooner than later!
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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