Part of the puzzle...vitamins
Sunday, November 25, 2012
I've been trying to feel better for a long, long time so I read other's recommendations, web-sites and blogs keeping up on the latest information about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Myofacial Syndrome and osteoarthritis.
For most of the last 5 years I've been taking a multivitamin that has more than 100% of the RDA values, but last week I decided to see how I'd feel if I decreased my multivitamin RDA values to 100% instead of the 200-300% I've been taking.
Well I'm here to say that it hasn't made me feel better. It's not been a whole week and I've been feeling much worse. I told my self for days that I felt worse because of holiday stress, cold weather, eating a bit more sugar or a Fibro-flare, but I am certain that it is because of the vitamin decrease.
There just isn't a one size fits all when it comes to health. When I started having trouble with chronic pain many years ago I read all I could and tried anything with in reason and I'm still doing that today. Science has come a long way in those 25 years, but Chronic pain syndromes are not getting as much research as some other illnesses and I can understand that.
I think most doctors are puzzled and frustrated trying to help and suggest ways for people like me feel better, I know mine is. So, as manager of my own health I must keep reading, listening and trying new and different things to help my self and vitamins are just a small part of that puzzle.