lyndacarol wrote:El--I think your observation of your ability to walk at night, "Interestingly when I wake in the middle of the night I can walk to the bathroom. Back to bed and by morning I am so stiff again its back to sitting." is TREMENDOUSLY significant!
I recall someone else at this website posted a similar experience – unfortunately, I cannot remember who it was. Perhaps he will come forward and identify himself?
I am impressed with the rapidity of the change in your symptom; it shows me that a dramatic improvement is possible no matter how severe the symptoms.
SOMETHING changes in your body while you sleep – what changes while we sleep? For one thing, in normal people the insulin level goes down when they are fasting overnight; but, when tested, my fasting serum insulin levels are always elevated. Hmm… Severe calorie restriction has been reported to reduce MS symptoms – I would guess that those people with starvation or severe calorie restriction have low insulin levels.
Cortisol levels change too with periods of light and dark, i.e., circadian rhythm. High cortisol levels result in high glucose levels, which then trigger high insulin levels.
What other substances change as we sleep? Please offer your ideas, people.
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