Chronic Fatigue for 4 Years, Has Insomnia

Posted by Sue (Miami, FL) on 02/07/2009

Hi Ted, I have been suffering with CFS for 4 years and have improved over the years. However, the only thing that seems to work for the insomnia I experience is Lunesta. I have tried to get off the meds but I seem to deteriorate and I start feeling very fatigue, body aches, brain fog, etc.. I have tried magnesium, l-tryptophan, 5-htp, melatonin, Valerian, etc. but they don't do anything other than relax me somewhat. I was wondering if you could recommend what else I could do to be able to fall as sleep and stay asleep while waking up refreshed. I still have CFS but is more manageable but that's because I don't do much activity. By the way, I was wondering if I have 'fluoride' in the pineal gland and was wondering if there is a test to confirm? And if is positive how to do you 'rid' yourself of the fluoride that may have accumulated in this gland. also, I have the usual symptoms of CFS, body aches, unrefreshing sleep, swollen lymphs, post-exertional malaise, extreme fatigue. I take a multi vit, vit c small doses b/c I think I get an allergic reaction, b complex, b12 methylcobalamin oral, magnesium, l-tryptophan, 5htp and that's about it for now. Any recommendations are welcomed! Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

An allergic condition seems like a metabolic acidosis had to be looked at first. A preferred remedy is a carbicarb plus potassium and ocassional hydrogen peroxide to kill the Epstein Barr virus that caused the weakness.

The carbicarb plus potassium - to help sleep is:

1/8 teaspoon sodium carbonate (washing soda) plus 1/8 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate (or tripotassium citrate) in 1/2 to 1 glass of water taken 2 or 3 times a day. It seems to work best in helping sleep such as Astenia (a combination of CFS and insomnia) so is preferably taken 2 hours before sleep.

A borax may drive out or chelate the fluoride and often does reduce the fluoride and help some of the condition. the dose is often 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 teaspoon borax in one liter of drinking water often taken 4 or 5 days out of a week. In a few cases bought on by Morgellons, but often do have the assoicated insomnia and CFS, vitamin B complex taken once or twice a day in the form of B50 were helpful. However, 5-10 drops of food grade 3% H2O2 mixed with the mentioned alkaline drinks of carbicarb + potassium were fond to be most helpul in boosting the energy levels for about 3 hours, maximum, so it's taken 3 to 4 times a day, which equals 9 to 12 hour workday. While alkaline is essential as well as vitamin B complex also, H2O2, magnesium and malic acid are also important against the CFS, but not for insomnia - that's taken care with the carbicarb + potassium, the magnesium dose requires larger then usual dose as in 1000 mg of magnsium chloride, but this dose can be lessened to 250 mg x 4 plus 250 mg of malic acid x 4 also. To neutralize the acidic malic acid, some baking soda of similar amount can be mixed in a glass of water or 1/2 glass of water to neutralize the acid. These are the ones I believed did cure a couple of cases of insomnia and CFS.