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Simple diet restriction seems to be a successful treatment for sleep disturbance

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by antares4141, Dec 26, 2012.

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How many with cfs get colds?

  1. not in the 5 years I've had cfs

    40.0%
  2. not in the 10 years I've had cfs

    40.0%
  3. not in the 15 years I've had cfs

    20.0%
  1. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Sounds too easy to be true but it really seems to help.
    I eat only twice daily, once at lunch (12:pm) and once at dinner (6:pm) not having any food in my stomach at bedtime (12:am) makes an incredible difference. That's it, my diet choices below I suspect are not necessary.

    I am gluten, lactose, whey, casein free and all the rest of my foods are super bland. No salt, a little sugar, rice, sweet patatos, french fries, and lot's of different types of meat. Moderate fruit juices and vegetables. (I suspect I react to some vegetables and fruits) I drink only distilled water and I can't stress enough how much this has helped me! (distilled water only cooking and drinking)

    Robert Christ
     
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    place Be Strong!

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    I have heard diet changes really help. I'm glad you found this!
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    antares4141

    Curious...is there a connection between the poll and the thread?

    People would not know that there is a "cold" poll here from the thread title. Also, it is hard to respond to the poll because it is implying that if you have had CFS for 5, 10, 15 years, you have not had a cold in all that time. Whereas some, like me, got colds in the earlier years of CFS, but not in the later ones.

    Sushi
     
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    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I get colds every year, so there is not option I can choose.

    Glad it works for you, I couldn't function with eating so little. I have to eat frequently and my sleep is affected by my eating schedule and amount.
     
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    triffid113 Day of the Square Peg

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    I called Life Extension about something and while on hold they played an infomercial about how magnesium helps you sleep. I have to take magnesium for my blood pressure and I generally ave no trouble sleeping. dunno if there is a connection. You might get over to www.lef.org and see what they say about magnesium and sleep.
     
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    triffid113 Day of the Square Peg

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    Ok, I tried it. I cannot sleep if I do not take my magnesium. If I take my magnesium, then zzzzzz............................

    Oh, I should add that when I had PMS and after menopause (PMS forever) I could not sleep - totally strung out - so much that I used to overdose on back pills, sleeping pills, anything to kindof relax a little. I have all my life taken cal/mag supplements and I used to find I had to take a 3x daily dose to even relax at night and kinda sleep. After menopause this could not continue forever but neither could a lot of things, all of which I solved with hormone replacement (DHEA). Now with DHEA (which is the same as no-PMS) then magnesium makes me sleep.

    As I learned about high blood pressure I was able to demonstrate with my bp machine that cal:mag supplements would lower my bp 30 points but it would only stay lowered 2 hours for a 1x daily dose. (Possibly the 3x daily dose I used to take gav eme 6 hours??). Without the DHEA I could either not hang on to the calcium or to the magnesium or both. The result was sleeplessness. (I added this bit to show that while the necessary dietary ingredient may be magnesium, trying to get your body to hang on to it may not be easy. (Unless DHEA does it for you).
     
  7. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Apparently I didn't think that poll out too well Sorry about that. I guess I should start a thread to go with the poll so people can comment also. Sorry it took me so long to reply came back a couple times saw no replies. There must be a way to get this server to alert me via my email account Just haven't figured it out. I've had one cold in 15 years, and no flu. Just wondering if it has something to do with a hyperactive immune system.
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    You should get alerts at the top of the page when someone replies to a thread you start of quotes you. Look at the top under alerts. There will be a red alert there.

    Best wishes,
    Sushi
     
  9. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Me too really seems to work, I fell off the cart a few days ago trying to get back on. And my sleep pattern started getting screwed up again. I think I was overdoing it (not enough food) with the two meals a day, And that's why i fell off the chart & started bingeing. I just don't like eating breakfast until about three hours after I get up which leads ordinarily to my eating late dinner which I am not wanting to do anymore..
     
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    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Sorry about that I didn't think it through to well. Yeah I think I was eating too little too because I was losing weight and I fell off the diet. Back on again going to try to sneak a breakfast in every now and then so I don't get too hungry at night before I go to bed.
     
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    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Somebody got me a magnesium along time ago maybe I'll give it a try again.
     
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    I didn't have colds for the first 10-15 years then for the last 15ish I'm been getting them all the time.
     
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    Antares, how is your sleep lately?
     

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