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Pain worse in morning?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Paigeee, May 14, 2018.

  1. Paigeee

    Paigeee New Member

    Does anyone else have there pain come back in the morning upon waking up? Not always, but often my pain will be decreased when I go to bed but it will be back to being pretty intense by the morning. I have a feeling this is because subconscious negative thinking while I'm asleep, thus making the pain worse when I get up.
     
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  2. Summergirl

    Summergirl Newcomer

    Pain wakes me every morning. It may be due to cortisol, which your body produces and is highest in the morning. Also, cortisol is generated by stressful situations through the day. It decreases at bedtime, so I typically have less pain at that time. Can not prove that it is cortisol but it looks that way.
     
  3. Caulfield

    Caulfield Well known member

    Cortisol is the reason why this has happened to me! A normal cortisol level is typically below a 5 in the morning; mine was shown to be 17 on a day where I actually felt less anxious than usual, ha.
     
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  4. Summergirl

    Summergirl Newcomer

    Could you please share how you got the cortisol test? Through a doctor or on-line yourself? Once I had a cortisol test from a doctor where I sent in saliva samples to a testing company. Secondly, did you try to lower your cortisol level? What did you take/do? I would love to know because just being calm isn’t enough, IMO.
     
  5. Caulfield

    Caulfield Well known member

    Yes, I’m very happy to answer any questions on this topic! My doctor used Sanesco’s neurotransmitter (urine) and cortisol (salvia) testing.

    My doctor recommended a natural supplement that can reduce/balance cortisol and help with anxiety as well as better overall brain function: Phosphatidylserine. I like it because it’s non-addictive and won’t cause withdrawal.

    Great and very detailed information on Phosphatidylserine: https://www.invitehealth.com/article-phosphatidylserine-a-superhero-for-your-brain.html (Phosphatidylserine: A Superhero for Your Brain)

    Specific information related to Phosphatidylserine’s ability to balance cortisol:
    A. https://www.livestrong.com/article/498027-phosphatidylserine-cortisol/ (Phosphatidylserine & Cortisol)
    B. http://www.allstarhealth.com/blog/miscellaneous/phosphatidylserine-supplements-reduce-cortisol-levels/ (Phosphatidylserine Supplements Reduce Cortisol Levels | All Star Health Blog)

    I’m also engaging in meditation, breathing exercises, more consistent healthy eating, gentle walking and yoga, extra snuggles with my cat (it's amazing how animals can relax us), etc. Additionally, I’m VERY mindful of my cannabis (goodbye, 90% THC vape; hello, smaller THC doses!) and alcohol (just a few glasses of wine occasionally) use.

    Ultimately, I don't pay attention to the people who completely restrict their lives in every single way to rebalance their cortisol levels. I've seen some individuals who absolutely freak out if they have a bite of chocolate - that's not me, and I think that stressful attitude only leads to worse cortisol. I started feeling even better when I allowed myself to live a little! Moderation is key, as they always say. Besides, I'm of the opinion that this whole "adrenal fatigue"/overly high or low cortisol trend is nothing more than TMS, and obsessing is never good for a TMSer. ;)

    I fully agree that elevated cortisol can make it difficult to be calm, so taking a true mind-body approach where I address both my physical and emotional needs is very helpful.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  6. untangledweb

    untangledweb Peer Supporter

    Thank you so much for sharing. I remember in Dr Sarno’s book about morning pain. He said something about kids have nightmares, but adults keep processing all their stuff at night, hence morning pain. I’m paraphrasing of course.
    I’m going to order a low dose and start taking it. This waking up in pain is a bitch and is getting old.
    I’m no Mother Theresa. I’m mindful about my vape as well. I need a higher CBD % though.
     
  7. Caulfield

    Caulfield Well known member

    A higher percentage of CBD is good. And if my THC percentage is too high, sometimes I vape pure CBD oil afterward to balance it out!
     
  8. untangledweb

    untangledweb Peer Supporter

    Sounds like a good idea
     

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