Jun 22, 2011
Since beginning this treatment plan there has definitely been a noticeable improvement, so that when saw my PCP he asked what the amount was and I reported an almost 50% difference in the pain and fatigue levels. I'm taking many vitamin supplements as well as herbals along with injections of Glutathione, NADH and Vitamin B-12 intramuscularly 3 times a week. The days of injection are good days most times now as I do have more energy and the pain is at a lower intensity that I can sometimes manage to get by without any pain medication. I can walk and exercise with my dogs and climb the stairs in the park which is my routine that gives me and my dogs a good 30-40 min. workout. I try to get this done at least 3 times a week and now that the weather is nicer, I can do it almost daily as long the fatigue doesn't get to me. Since starting back with the Serotonin bio-identical hormone I feel that my moods and overall general feeling of well-being is better. I was given this at the beginning of treatment, however because it didn't help me with sleep I was told by the doctor to discontinue with it. I tried it on another occasion and it didn't help. This time I went back to it because I couldn't stand myself with all the flippin mood swings and changes. The depression was getting to me so I decided that it was time to try it again. I've been taking it for over a week and feeling overall generally more grounded and able to take on more tasks than I was willing to before. My thoughts were getting to a suicidal because of the constant challenges with the pain and fatigue. Sleep however is not really being assisted with this change as I still rely on Dipenhydramine Hydrochloride which is Benadryl. I have the Rexall brand of 50mg and it is called Sleep Aid. So when I have problems with getting to sleep, I simply take one of these. I have asked my doctor who is treating me and he says it's alright to take this. Life is still not a breeze, however with less pain and fatigue to deal with makes it more tolerable and taking the medication as necessary for pain also makes it more manageable. My participation in life is better than what it was 6 month to a year ago. My music program is where my main focus has been and still is, however back then I just managed and came home after a rehearsal and suffered for days. After performing a concert I was in major pain and suffered a migraine pretty consistently because of the amount of energy I was putting forth. This is not happening any longer. I actually can do it and migraines don't happen unless I eat something that is on my list, such as sugar, eggs, soy or peanuts. These are my migraine triggers and I steer clear of them. Progress is noted and therefore I can look back and see where I was and now where I am.