Hi. Aged 58, 2 years ago, in 2017 I contracted viral meningitis. The lab made a mistake and I was treated initially as if it was bacterial. So I guess the gut bacteria were wiped out. It may be relevant as they have all sorts of actions on our bodies.
I am unable to work still due to chronic severe insomnia . I often have up to 5 days and nights without sleep.This causes confusion, loss of coordination , short term memory loss, general fatigue, and each of their implications.
I have no access to a neurologist or endocrinologist due to our overburdened health system here in Taranaki,New Zealand. So I'm having to sort myself out.I have spent thousands of my retirement savings on meds and treatments, both conventional and alternative but nothing has worked long term. They sometimes work but for one night only. One test I paid for was melatonin[sleep hormone] and cortisol[stress hormone] and interestingly I was found to have very low melatonin, and hugely high cortisol. They both work to worsen the other. I'm now working on supporting my adrenals [herbs, vitamin,and mineral supplementation] which produce the cortisol, to normalise their behaviour. Supposedly , this should eventually get the pineal gland [produces melatonin] to work properly. I'm surmising that these glands were affected by the meningitis in some way, maybe through the elevated temps, or liberation of poisons through my weight loss [10 kgs over the month following]. My Dr has put me [as per my request] onto 9 mgs/nightly of melatonin. Initially I got one 13 hour sleep [I was ecstatic!] but went down to 8 hours the next night,then constantly lowered until I was back down to very little sleep again. I have no idea of what is going on here! I have just sent another saliva sample away for testing to see if the melatonin is actually being absorbed into my body...... and if I'm lowering the cortisol....
A few months ago, I went to a Quantum Healer[ called Chris Fabish] who detected my lowered melatonin, and increased cortisol before I even got the test results back! He also fixed a disturbing low frequency noise which used to wake me up. The noise was externally generated as I could block it out with earmuffs. My brother,a vibrational monitoring engineer, has detected it as possibly 25 or 35 hertz, but has yet to locate it's direction/source.
So, anyone out there who's solved their sleeplessness? How did you do it?