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    Vite D, sleep, and pain management

    Vite D and sleep may be an effective way to manage chronic pain, depending on the source/cause of the pain. There appears to be a direct link between D and sleep and pain:

    Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

    Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps.

    A recent review of existing studies has uncovered a link between vitamin D supplementation, sleep hygiene, and pain management.

    The review - by researchers from the Department of Psychobiology at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil - is published in the Journal of Endocrinology.

    The researchers explain that while the role of vitamin D in bone metabolism is well established, there is also evidence emerging that it takes part in other biological processes, such as processing of sensory signals and sleep regulation.

    Another link that is well established is that which ties pain to sleep disturbance. What is not clear, however, is how vitamin D fits into this relationship.

    In their review, the researchers look at recent studies that examine the links between vitamin D, sleep, and pain. They also suggest that health professionals should consider these associations when recommending treatments for patients with all types of pain condition, including chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and menstrual cramps.

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    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317607.php

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    http://joe.endocrinology-journals.or...-0514.abstract
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    I take vitamin D3 every day......in the morning.

    Should I be taking it at night?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Glockster View Post
    I take vitamin D3 every day......in the morning.

    Should I be taking it at night?
    Effects of D are chronic due to tissue levels vs acute, so shouldn't matter as far as I'm aware.
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    My issue is I can't get enough sleep because of the chronic pain, after the meds the VA give me wear off then I'm not sleeping any more. At the longest, I might get 5-6 hrs of relief. And that isn't great relief, just okay.

    I'm going to try some vit D, can't hurt. I stopped taking the controlled meds, I'm 100% T/P disabled for back neck knees mainly, also ankles shoulders hips elbows and hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdrolling View Post
    My issue is I can't get enough sleep because of the chronic pain, after the meds the VA give me wear off then I'm not sleeping any more. At the longest, I might get 5-6 hrs of relief. And that isn't great relief, just okay.

    I'm going to try some vit D, can't hurt. I stopped taking the controlled meds, I'm 100% T/P disabled for back neck knees mainly, also ankles shoulders hips elbows and hands.
    Get your 25OHD levels checked for vite D status, dose accordingly. D is a no brainer regardless. Depending legal in status in your state, see also:

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...bis-Discussion
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Get your 25OHD levels checked for vite D status, dose accordingly. D is a no brainer regardless. Depending legal in status in your state, see also:

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...bis-Discussion
    I often wondered about trying cannabis, never have. As difficult as it is just getting the meds I need from the VA I wouldn't even attempt to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdrolling View Post
    I often wondered about trying cannabis, never have. As difficult as it is just getting the meds I need from the VA I wouldn't even attempt to ask.
    Just posted recent VA position on medical cannabis in the cannabis thread to stay OT.

    It can be very effective for some types of chronic pain and other conditions. As the VA really wants to see less opioid use, my understanding is they are actively looking at and interested in cannabis and pretty open minded within the limitations they have to work with via what I posted in that thread. It will take a schedule change by the feds for that to make it into the system some day, but for now, state by state, and not gonna come from the VA now. You'd have to go outside the system, but that's no uncommon either it seems if vets want to get some treatment they need/want.

    State laws apply and I do not recommend break any state laws.
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    No issues with someone using/trying cannabis for pain relief, especially since peer reviewed academic studies have shown it can give pain relief and be a sleep aid.

    However...not for me. Not at risk of a minimum of a ticket and public embarrassment. Society isn't quite ready for weed to become completely acceptable and depending upon job/family/community, etc. where one lives will determine whether using weed is considered taboo, or fine. Patient or pothead.

    Thought about it with my chronic pain issues, but not worth the potential downside. Plenty of places where they will still roll you up fairly hard on minor weed charges. Or the cop is in a bad mood and so is the judge.

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    It's just blue light that prevent you to fall asleep. If you just google “blue light sleep” there seems to be enough evidence that it does have a negative effect on sleep. Even googling “blue light sleep myth” didn’t bring anything up. You can find some interesting topics on this issue on The Energy Blueprint . Hope this helps.

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