Chronic poor sleep is the beginning of fibromyalgia. Sure chronic pain and even fatigue get all the press, but poor sleep is the real nail in the coffin for fibromyalgia.
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Chronic stress and depletion of stress coping chemicals including serotonin, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5HTP)• exposure to bright lights at night • exposure to electromagnetic fields • NSAIDs (Celebrex, Vioxx, Mobic, Alleve, Bextra,etc.) • SSRIs, yes the very same antidepressants that many take for FMS, including Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, and Lexapro. • anxiety meds (benzodiazepines) like Klonopin, Ativan, Xanax, Restoril, etc. • anti-hypertensive meds (beta-blockers, adrenergics, and calcium channel blockers) including, Inderal, Toprol, Tenormin, Lorpressor, etc. • steroids • over 3 mg. of vitamin B12 in a day. • caffeine • alcohol • tobacco • evening exercise (for up to three hours afterwards) • depression