How do you control the low blood pressure and low blood sugar? And even though I do sleep over six hours a night, I still wake up in a fog and groggy and with more pain than I had the night before. I take trazadone and Vicodin and lyrica at night to sleep. I still cannot get enough rest to recover, it just seems that this is just getting worse everyday and I end up getting more depressed with it. What do I do? It seems that everyone I talk to that has fibromyalgia seems to have the same problems. Anyway thank you very much for your kind heart and attention you give us.
One of the components of chronic fatigue syndrome that can cause severe disability is the low blood pressure. This comes from what is called autonomic dysfunction, and goes by various names, such as POTS, Neurally Mediated Hypotension, Etc. New Research is leading me to suspect that an underlying component of this is called Small Fiber Neuropathy. This is often associated with deficiencies of certain immune fighting antibodies called IgG 1 to 4 subtypes. I know this all sounds like "blah blah blah", but what makes this exciting is that this has been responding well to intravenous gamma globulin, with often marked increase in function and decrease in pain after 4 to 5 months in some of the most severe cases. Most people, however, improve with the treatment approach discussed at Vitality101, and some improve without needing the IV gamma globulin.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.