My pain and inflammation free period of 5 weeks looks like it’s coming to and end. ibuprofen Seem to be heading for a bout of hobbling, crutches at the ready – hoping it’s a blip.
I’m trying to head it off at the pass with a double dose of COX-2 selective anti-inflammatory (Celebrex) more gentle on the stomach than Ibuprofen with the added bonus of increased risk of heart attack and stroke. No need for tissue paper on the face for shaving induced injuries – instant clotting with me!
Think I’m due a top up of Vitamin D – not taken any for 4 months but tried to get out in the sun as often as possible.
Now Autumn is here (I always consider the Last Night of The Proms to signal end of our so called Summer) so I’m due a dose of my internet purchased 50,000iu/capsule Mega,Mega dose Vitamin D capsule. My proximal (nearest the trunk in medical speak) muscle weakness is coming back (always a sign of low Vit D with me) in the upper thighs – Can’t get out of the chair without pushing up with the arms.
*A megadose of Vitamin D always makes getting to sleep difficult on that night – not sure why, but it does.
So, a good few slugs of Bushmills Irish Whiskey & Soda is in order to help induce some sort of sleep.
I used to be able to sleep for England – Mmmm deeeeeeeeeeeeep relaxing, rapid eye movement sleep, the sort of sleep where you seem to wake up in the position you went to sleep in. The sort of sleep where you never wake up from the head hitting the pillow ’til the gentle light of the Autumn morning sun drifts through the chinks in the curtains – and you can still drift off back to sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep if you want to. Ah, sleep, my old friend where have you gone to? Now the only time I drift off undisturbed into the arms of Morpheus is when I’ve taken a dose of GP prescribed (for the aches and pains) opiate derived painkillers. I always used to lay a bed an hour or two more than my better half on a weekend – now it’s me that’s up first at 7 in the morning – on a weekend.
In my book there should only ever be one concious seven o’clock in each weekend day and that’s the one in the evening.
So much for the mini-post well I’ve had a drink, that’s my excuse!
*Just a quick note about the Vitamin D – I take 1 (one) 50,ooo iu capsule every 50-60 days. So I’m only getting about 1000iu (or 25 micrograms) of Vitamin D each day. You can get 25 microgram tablets one-a-day at Boots over the counter so it’s obviously a level considered safe for the general population.
I would warn those of us with high blood calcium due to Primary Hyperparathyroidism to only take Vitamin D under an endocrinologist as they can monitor you blood calcium closely!
Vitamin D has never raised my blood calcium, so it’s safe for me to take it. It may not be safe for you to take it so please check with your doctor.
I can only speak for myself in that keeping my Vitamin D blood test result somewhere in the middle of normal helps keep my aches and pains at bay and stops my muscles feeling weak.