I have fibromyalgia and ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis)/CFS (Chronic fatigue syndrome) as well as anxiety and depression. The fibromyalgia affects my sleep massively and I rarely get a refreshed feeling when I wake up and often have trouble getting to sleep and sleeping deeply. The CFS then counteracts it and can knock me out, so then I have to reset my sleep pattern again. I always have some degree of muscle pain and although it is managed relatively well after 6 years, it is still restrictive and dictates what and how much I can do with my time. I am on tramadol 3 x daily for pain relief and a whole host of other tablets for other symptoms and comorbidities.
Are there any previous treatments you tried that did not help?
I have tried 200mg CBD oil previously for the pain and did not find it had much of an impact. Although it was flavoured, it still tasted and felt like I was drinking cooking oil. I upped the amount I was taking and this still did not seem to have much of an effect.
"My only reservation was that I was going to spend money on something that had no effect. Luckily, this was not the case."
I often use Kalms sleeping tablets and have probably tried most herbal sleeping aids over the years. I have tried meditation, breathing techniques, white noises and other mind clearing exercises with varieties of success. None of these have worked long term.