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Jul 9, 2018 · Autoimmune Diseases and Fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi sweetie. Personally I find that Guarana or Q10 both help such a lot. Read up about them and adjust the amount you need to help you have a steady flow of natural energy. Q10{in uk} is much more expensive however for me both products help with consistency of maintaining more or a least twice as much energy so I can actually get out of bed, do some jobs or hobbies, and feel as though I've actually accomplished something each day. X

Jul 9, 2018 · Autoimmune Diseases and Fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi guys I've only joined a few days ago and finding my way around all the boards. One of my health issues is severe fatigue. But since I've been taking guarana, my fatigue has lessened to such a noteable degree that I have 5 days or so without it has made me realise just how much my days up and about depend on them. If you're caffeine sensitive you may not be able to tolerate, or cut in half, or quarters, the tablets.

They're a natural form of caffeine but for me it's not a jittery fast hyperactive energy, it's a good steady flow of increased energy, that allows me to do more things without exhaustion. It also motivates me, which is a big thing when a person is ill with pain as well as chronic fatigue. Hope this helps, I would try a small dose first but increase if you find you're struggling with still much lack of energy.

q10 too is brilliant, but that's very expensive for the amount I need to take to help my exhaustion. Thinking of you all xx Linda

Jul 9, 2018 · Alternatives for pain management in Chronic Pain

@lioness
I find guarana amazing, it's not like you suddenly get hyperactive or anything and your brain can't settle, for its a steady consistent flow of energy that just helps me do extra things, and feel proud of what I've accomplished, I can then stay awake during the day and not nap, at all, or at very least not sleep as long in the day nap, so I get good quality longer sleep at night. The hemp /cbd oil, also contributes to the longer better quality of sleep too. As we know if we feel very exhausted we can also feel pain so much more.

I drink green teas and fruit teas all the time as an alternative to most people's coffees as I don't like coffee that much these days. Also organic apple cider some juice is really good, however I've not been able to afford it for a few weeks. But I'll get some back soon.

Jul 9, 2018 · Alternatives for pain management in Chronic Pain

I take turmeric,guarana, vitb12,and omega 3 to help. Without the guarana my energy levels are that I cant make such small jobs inside the house. Very small jobs, so its important is the G word he he.
So i did try to keep as healthy as possible oh and garlic too,a lot of it.

Jul 9, 2018 · Alternatives for pain management in Chronic Pain

Do you know in the uk we have to have it prescribed by the Dr and ONLY if the dr thinks we need it and on special occasions that we need a good sleep time.
In almost every other country it's sold in pharmacies, shops, health food shops, and even put into babies formula milk to help them sleep. No prescription needed.
We had it prescribed for our child when he was young(4-12 years)- he has adhd,aspergers and sleep issues, it helped immensley with him. If any are subject to hardly an good sleep, i think in the uk we should be able to buy it over the counter as its a natural substance occurring in the brain as you just mentioned. Thankyou

Jul 9, 2018 · Alternatives for pain management in Chronic Pain

Oh goodness, I think you're the brave one. And you've done so so well. I reflected on today about 10 minutes ago with other half, we have to move out of our house to another place to live(provided by our local council) for at least 3 weeks while we get renovations done, so the stress put extra pain on me, when I get stress I get more terrible pain than usual, however because I know I took my day tablet,I won't take my night and will find the right ratio,a bit slower than just now(I'm very impatient), Thankyou.i will certainly take yours and all advice on board as regards slower detox.To all of you in this forum, please know that I'm thinking of you and sending positive thoughts,and gentle hugs to you all. Suffering pain, well it proves we are alive at least, but it's not so nice to live with….

Jul 9, 2018 · Alternatives for pain management in Chronic Pain

I have had to give in to the mst morphine as I'm not getting relief since I last wrote and it's driving me crazy as I'm so tired from being woken at 5am but can't sleep because of the pain, so I'm trying to distract myself by replying and looking on here. I feel so awful having given up when I was doing so well. But I'll try again tonight, I'll definately not take my night morphine tablet, and do cbd but I don't think its strong enough all day when I'm trying to get on with things.

Jul 9, 2018 · Alternatives for pain management in Chronic Pain

Hi hun. Thankyou for replying.i was on fentanyl large dose patches,I came off that in 4 days because mainly I was ill with bronchitis and so was so poorly that withdrawals didn't touch me much except through the night.
Ok…have spondylosis of the neck,(since about 38 years ago but it got worse in last 15 years)
Have osteoarthritis in my spine and disc bulges too, all causing severe pain every day.
I can't function without pain relief as its so bad.

I also suffer with chronic fatigue so I take guarana which helps enormously.

My Dr was so impressed I came off fentanyl patches then went and told him, he shook my hand. I'm not dependant on pain relief for anything other than pain, so if there's a more natural less/non addictive alternative then I will use that. I have depression too which I forgot to say.
You're right about the quality etc.but here in the uk cannabis isn't legal(yet) for medicinal purposes, however our health food shops are selling hemp oil, cbd oil and some cbd is organic which I would love to look into as I'm a reflexologist,and like essential oils and anything natural for healing. I have a wheel chair but use my crutches as much as I'm able to.

I usually have tw0 30mg morphine tablets and up to 30mg of oramorph for break through pain.

So since a few days ago I dropped my night tablet for the oil. And havent had my day tablet today either. So I'm missing 60mg of morphine now. However I have just had oramorph 2.5mg twice. So from up to 90mg of morphine,down to 10mg today is where I'm at. Although it's on 2pm and I'm in a lot of pain(wriggling my feet to distract me whilst laying down)- so I'm going to have more oil now. See how I go.