So sorry to hear you're having to go through this.I hope you're all okay up there.
Realized I forgot to update on the girl child/egg donor situation. Last week she sent her a rather strongly worded message explaining her feelings and wishing her a nice life with the man she chose over her. She wanted to block her immediately but I told her that she at least deserved the chance to reply back. Egg donor read the message immediately but after 48 hours had still not replied. Girl child blocked her and hopefully will be able to move on with her life. She can't talk about it without tearing up but she is a strong girl. She will be okay...eventually.
On the health front, started an adrenal blend and some other supplements around 3 weeks ago in anticipation of the end of the Prednisone course. Was hoping to head off the rise in inflammation again since that is what causes the extreme exhaustion and most of the pain. So far, so good but we will see where I'm at in a couple weeks. It's a literal handful of supplements each day but it's working so far so seems a fair trade to me.
BB, what I'm taking just in case you're curious:
New Chapter Zyflamend (herbal pain blend)
New Chapter Ginger (to protect my heart from super high inflammation)
New Chapter Coenzyme B Complex (Niacin for blood sugar mgmt, B12 to fight the fatigue, etc)
Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Blend
Valitown Magnesium Complex
High Dose Vitamin D3 (25k a day)
BCAA (muscle protein)
ALA (Nerve support and sugar metabolism)
L-Theanine (endocrine function/stress mgmt)
DIM (estrogen metabolism)
Ashwagandha (free radical removal and stress mgmt)
Melatonin at night
Plus a probiotic, prebiotic, greens powder, a detox powder and a berry powder.
It's a crazy amount daily but it works; at least for now. That's all that really matters to me.
The only thing I might suggest is 5-HTP with a B-6 supplement. 5-HTP is a serotonin precursor. B-6 is necessary for your body to make serotonin out of the 5-HTP.
Serotonin helps your body manage pain and maintain an overall sense of well-being. I take 5-HTP twice daily to prevent depression, and it seems to be working well for me.