@johnbishop Thanks for the article. I will check it out. I've tried so much to help with the sleep…. the psychiatric meds have by far been the most help. Although it has taken over 10 months of tinkering, and playing around with different combinations and dosages. But, sometimes that's still not enough.
So I've started a "wellness" routine including trying to go to bed/wake up at the same times, not napping, eating at the same times each day, and doing some sort of physical activity every week, ideally 5 days for 45 minutes. @uldiver , I'm very interested in what you're saying about not exercising like a normal person. Have you found that less exercise helps you? Exercise seems to help my energy but it also gives me random aches and pains, when I seem to have plateaued.
I'm no medical professional, but I love to read about health/wellness so what books do you recommend?
Meditating also helps me a lot with sleeping, and sometimes gives me temporary relief from fatigue. One day I had debilitating fatigue, to the point I couldn't watch netflix even and everything sounded too loud. But I meditated for almost an hour, and was able to do normal activities for a couple hours after that.
I'm also going through a 12-week dialectical behavioral therapy program right now. We're starting by focusing on mindfulness. This is really helping me quickly, so maybe consider looking into this if you find that central sensitization has affected your mental health.
Have either of you heard about how medications can worsen central sensitization? I'm on viberzi for IBS, and about 5 psychiatric medications. I read somewhere that medications can worsen the condition…
A lot of questions here, I know – thanks everyone for the support as I continue down this journey.