Sunday, May 8, 2011

UPDATE ON SLEEP

I slept 7.5 hours last night, and am about to go back to sleep again now that I've had my heparin injection, breakfast, antibiotics and supplements. Since my appointment with Dr. Ross I've made some improvements in my sleep. Here's what I'm doing:

1. Increasing quercetin. I've only needed three caps a day until now, but I doubled it because of Dr. Ross's theory about inflammation.

2. Starting Sacro-B. This is the "good yeast" that your gut needs, and it's on Dr. Ross's list of basic steps to reduce gut inflammation.

3. Coffee enema! (More on this in a future post.)

4. Getting to bed early

5. Meditating, staying calm, giving myself all the time I need to fall asleep-- even if it takes an hour of meditation in the morning just to fall asleep again for half an hour. It's worth it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Naomi. I stumbled upon your blog late last night (I think serendipitously) and I really enjoyed reading your posts. I too became very ill at 26 and went for several years w/o a diagnosis. I also studied journalism in college so I very much related to your journey. I am now under an llmd's care. Your treatment seems very thorough and gave me lots of good ideas. I really feel like I'm on the right track. Keep writing!

Naomi said...

Hi, Anonymous! Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you finally have a diagnosis and getting good treatment. Wow-- the last post was quite a while ago. My life has been topsy-turvy while my stepson is staying with us, but I am resolved to post more, soon.