FAQ: Does the Guaifenesin Protocol create insomnia?
Easy answer: nope!
On the protocol, you will CLEAR every area you have struggled with in the past and will likely clear some areas you never even struggled with at some point!
When you have fibro and/or HG, many of us struggle with pain, or achiness, and this will worsen as you lay there. As you clear those sore spots will swell a bit. So that could make sleeping more difficult.
Another struggle is with every cell of our bodies are affected by the phosphate deposits. so, even the parts of our bodies that regulate sleep patters and cycles. Do you find you have the most energy at night? Find that you come awake as the day goes on? Wake feeling like you never slept? Yep, your body is all out of sync. Welcome to fibro. You will cycle this. Check out my post on Seasonal Affective Disorder and fibro for more on this.
Our hormones are also affected by fibro. AS we clear, our hormones can go through a bit of a crazy time.
Sleep apnea will also cause insomnia and has other serious health risks associated with it, so please get this checked out if you think you have this!
Also, being so sick and doing so little during the day can make you restless so that you don’t FEEL like sleeping at night. Not to mention being on your computer staring at a super bright screen till late into the evening or night!
Depression is also something that can cause sleep issues! If you have fibro, then you’ve been sick for a very long time and you’ve seen so many doctors and done so many tests, it would make the healthiest person go a little crazy! Check out my post on: Encouragement and also check out: Depression.
These are just a few reasons that it might feel like the guaifenesin protocol could be causing insomnia, where in reality, the FIBRO is causing this and the clearing is exacerbating it as we get it OUT of our system and start to get better.
Hope that helps!
Fibro can also cause excessive sleepiness! Check out my post on this: Sleepiness and fibro
Click for link to: FAQ of the Guaifenesin Protocol and Salicylates