I’m happy to hear that you’ve been able to sleep better after the acupuncture treatment. Maybe I should try acupuncture as well!
Can’t hurt to try (except for the needles
I completely understand, why you don’t feel like going to the sleep test for a second time. It can be difficult to relax and fall asleep when you know that your sleep is being monitored for the whole night. Also, the paste, that’s used for a better contact between the electrodes and the skin, can be annoying. Still, if you change your mind, or if your doctor strongly recommends it, you can go to the sleep test again.
This week, I believe it was Tuesday (might’ve been as well Wednesday
), I visited my local pharmacy because I needed to buy some painkillers, antihistamines, and vitamins. Right before I entered the pharmacy, I was able to remember what I wanted to buy, but only ten seconds later I had forgotten what I was supposed to buy.
It was quite a comical situation, me standing there, thinking out loud, trying to remember the names of the medicaments and vitamins that I use. I was a little embarrassed by the moment of confusion and forgetfulness, but also slightly amused. I greeted the pharmacist, and said “I’d like to buy…”. Then, I had a total blackout, during which I stammered something like “What was it I wanted to buy?” It took me 1-2 minutes to remember the names of the products. They came back to my mind one by one, after making a real effort to remember them.
I find it fantastic that acupuncture has helped to relieve your pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia. I use some medicaments, but I try to find the smallest effective doses needed for pain relief and for coping with my other symptoms.
I think medicaments can be helpful, but it’s true that they can also have many side effects. It’s good to remember that it depends on the person, which medicament helps them because every person is unique, with a unique metabolism and anatomy. I try to improve my eating habits and increase the time and quality of daily physical exercise, so that I won’t have to use that many different meds. I feel like I’ve had better results with a healthy, balanced diet and regular physical exercise than with any medicament.
The flare up you had during your first year of fibromyalgia sounds horrible! I’m so glad your sister was there for you and that Tylenol and the herb treatment were effective.