The comfort of a weighted blanket is a 21st Century Design but a 19th Century feeling! The heavy homemade quilts on a bed in a room with crisp, cold air, heated by a fireplace or wood heater is definitely from an era gone before. These quilts are what the weighted blankets bring to mind.
Feeling the Comfort of Weighted Blankets
The comfort of a weighted blanket is a 21st Century Design but a 19th Century feel! The heavy homemade quilt on a bed in a room with crisp, cold air, heated by a fireplace or wood heater is definitely from an era gone before. These quilts are what the weighted blankets bring to mind.
A well built weighted blanket is fashioned in a modern factory with state of the art equipment to bring together the pockets of Premium Glass Beads in fine, durable stitching.
What is not built in the factory but comes with the Blankets is the Feeling of Being Hugged! I can see why a baby sleeps better when it is bundled! The feeling of being wrapped warm and safe is a true need in all of us I think.
These blankets are good for Anxiety, RLS, AUTISM, Insomnia, Bipolar, and other things I don’t have personal experience with so I can’t speak to much more.
10% to 15% OF BODY WEIGHT FOR SAFETY
Some weighted blankets are fifteen pounds, twenty pounds, and some are twenty-five pounds for you to purchase according to your weight and bed size. Do be careful to not buy too large for a child so as to overpower them! I have one for children here for seven pounds.
It is best for the blanket to be no more than 10% to 15% of a person’s body-weight for safety. Body-weight for the person using the weighted blanket is more important than the bed size which is normal with a blanket.
If you or the person you are purchasing the blanket for is a child or a sick weak patient, then you need to think twice about the size or the purchase for these weighted blankets are heavy.
GETTING A GOOD FITTING BLANKET
What makes the blanket pockets fold carefully around you and give you a soothing hug as you calm and go to sleep also makes them heavy. Moving a lot in your sleep will require a wider blanket than a quieter person needs, while most people settle down under the blanket and lie still.
The weighted blankets are of all different prices and sizes as you will find when you click on one and go to KOHL’S. Each one has quite a lot to say about its good points to help you buy it.
Read each one you choose before you buy, but most have a 365 Day Refund Policy. Please Shop Wise and Enjoy Your Blanket!?
Amazon and Wayfair are other places to Shop for Well-Made, Comforting, and Anxiety Calming Weighted Blankets! There is more Information on my sales page!
Legal Disclaimer: The minimum age for children using a Weighted Blanket is thirteen years. Pregnant women, babies, and children under 5 years old, and people who can’t move the weighted blanket themselves are prohibited from using the product.
After your first month of opioid withdrawals, you begin to believe in yourself. You have been thru something very few people have attempted successfully.
Withdrawals are not over, and I know it, but the flu-like symptoms, cold chills, nausea, and diarrhea are over.
The emotions that stopped maturing when I got addicted to the first opioid in 1990, started breaking free on me last week in anger. I had been warned I might have to deal with anger and depression at some point during withdrawals.
I began to have constant anger, a quick temper, and no patience with anyone around me.
Bipolar 1 – Manic-Depressive Episodes
Not only was there and still are false emotions to cope with, but I have Bipolar 1. This causes manic-depressive episodes which includes great fluctuations in mood and emotions.
Having coped with depression all of my life, I am ready to deal with it when it rears its ugly head.
I take medications for the Bipolar 1 and Anxiety that are mood control and anti-psychotic drugs. The Risperidone built up in my body, I think the best way to explain it is the way grapefruit causes a reduction in the release of substances from the kidneys and liver.
The CBD has the same effect on medications for me as a grapefruit and its juice.
I had to take less Risperidone to lessen the anger for it was a side-effect of the CBD and the Risperidone being contraindicated for it was building up in me and reacting due to the unmeasured anti-psychotic effect of the CBD.
A couple of weeks battling intense anger due to the medication confusion wore me out almost thoroughly.
Myasthenia Gravis and Life
No matter what else one is doing, if you have Myasthenia Gravis, you will not be allowed to forget that fact. If you do, you will surely be reminded when you get up and try to go to the bathroom or kitchen!
I can’t use large muscles very much; like walking, standing, or sitting straight up and riding in a vehicle.
Pretty much being anywhere besides my favorite recliner or bed just does not work for me. With the weakened muscles from the MG, I get so very tired going just one room away from my chair.
Although I don’t know when it started, I was diagnosed in 2008 when I developed double-vision. It has been a fast-moving ten years, I guess I was partly in a drug fog.
Fibromyalgia Fog and Drug Fog
If you have Fibromyalgia, then you have Fibro Fog where you have periods of time where, (and it is different with everyone), you are confused, can’t remember things, your thoughts are cloudy, and I guess that’s why they call it a Fibro Fog.
My doctor told me in 2002 that he had watched me for twelve years and I had Fibromyalgia, so by now; I have severe Fibromyalgia and some nerve and neuropathy pain.
Lyrica, Fibromyalgia, and Nerve Pain
I found Lyrica is an awesome medication for nerve pain for Fibromyalgia! I ran out of it once. I thought I couldn’t afford to get it refilled. So I went for sixteen days without it. When it got all the way out of my system, I ached all over, deep down, in my joints, and in my bones themselves!
My muscles jerked and hurt, I couldn’t sleep, so I lay there, and just gritted my teeth until I wept.
And that is while I was taking Oxycodone every 6 hours, so I genuinely don’t want to have to give up on Lyrica as my main pain medication. But, I might have to if it is causing me such harmful side effects!
I have reason to believe Lyrica is not reacting well to the CBD oil in my Endo-Cannabinoid System.
Endo-Cannabinoid System and CBD
The CBD is causing such amazing changes for me day by day that I can’t give it up! I need to find medications that will work well with it, or I don’t need them.
For one thing, CBD has taken me through thirty-one days of opioid withdrawals, from July 24th til now, August 25, 2018.
I found one of my Ulcerative Colitis medications was a benzo. The Librax I was taking as a medication for gastric problems was a Fall Hazard, and my insurance wouldn’t pay for it. I had to get it on a discount card, which I was very thankful for, believe me!
It reacted against my Lyrica, and it was the Librax that had to go and not the Lyrica! Thank God.
Lyrica is an anti-inflammatory which goes a long way with arthritis and Fibromyalgia nerve pain and neuropathy. CBD is an anti-inflammatory that acts well with the endocannabinoid system in the human and animal body.
If you have problems such as IBS or Colitis as I do, CBD serves well in the gastric system.
CBD Oil and One Month of Withdrawals
This post started with “one month after the beginning of opioid withdrawals is here and I feel like something has been accomplished “. I would ask those that read this to comment if they have been through opioid withdrawals and tell how they did it, or at least got this far.
Barry McDonagh is an internationally known Anxiety Coach and I want to Introduce him to my Readers! I will be Posting some of his Posts from his about Blog about Anxiety and PanicAway, and they are full of good advice! You will be surprised!
Thank you for reading along with me! Please Leave me a Comment!
Here is where I tell you that I am not a medical professional and am not advising you where your health is concerned. What I have to write is for informational purposes only. As I live my life, I am Blogging my story.
My system is different from yours, and you should check with your chosen healthcare provider before you start or stop any medication.