For the first time since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 7 years ago I was able to see a rheumatologist – yesterday. We came to the determination that yes, I do have fibromyalgia, and it’s probably mostly brought on by my lack of quality sleep. Quantity isn’t an issue. I need 10-12 hours a day to feel refreshed. If I go grocery shopping and run errands in the morning, I need a nap in the afternoon because I’m tired. Evidently I’m only supposed to be getting 7-8 hours of sleep. My cat like qualities aren’t normal. So, he suggested I get a sleep study done to find out why I’m not getting quality sleep. With a deviated septum and allergies it could be any host of reasons. I’ll have to call my primary care doc for the sleep study referral and go from there. It was nice to get a different take on things and to not have sleeping pills or antidepressants thrown at me though.
Amanda Griffiths sometimes feels as though she's running a zoo instead of a home. With two active autistic boys, they often make the noise of six kids. Pepper in some Army life and cyber schooling for spice, and it's organized chaos at best. When visiting, please don't feed the animals. They have food allergies.