Apparently a lack of vitamin D can cause insomnia & yesterday I was notified by my new rheumatologists office (after I went to urgent care) that I was quite low on D and had a prescription waiting for me at my pharmacy. So last night I took a higher dose of sleep meds and 50,000 IU of vitamin D. I slept 11 hours last night and can actually move my arms today. My RA and RA meds can cause low vitamin D levels but I had no idea I could be that affected. Interestingly my other rheumatologist didn't catch my low D even though her office tested my blood two weeks ago. Maybe if she had, this most recent fibro attack could have been avoided.
So chronically ill friends, please have your medical providers check your vitamin D levels. It may help with pain, lack of sleep, and feelings of despair. Now you know.