Light therapy

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by AllWXRider, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    My mom has FM and is improving on Systemic enzymes but decided to try a light therapy product that uses LEDs, Infrared + Red + Blue. She got a discount on a 2nd unit and bought me one for Christmas. Hey, I'll try anything that's safe.

    Anyone else have any experiences with light therapy?
  2. cbs1234

    cbs1234 New Member

    I have tried the infrared light therapy a couple of times. It helped but only minimally.
  3. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    My Light Relief box uses only LEDs: Blue + Red + IR.

    As an Electrical Engineer, I can tell you that florescent tubes actually flash at 120 times per seconds. This does irritate some people. There are some new electronic ballasts that work at 60,000 flashes per second and these don't cause problems but they cost $40 each, so stores won't buy them yet.

  4. MaryCecelia

    MaryCecelia New Member

    I just ordered a light box, which my doctor recommended from the Sunbox Co.; however, it uses "full-spectrum fluorescent light," so I hope it works, since I see recommendations for blue light on here. My sleep specialist said the light I've ordered helped him, as he was a night owl and had trouble awakening in the morning. He said at first it's difficult because you need to get up 20 minutes earlier to use it, but you adjust because it does help.

    I'm so desperate for help with this fatigue. My sleep study showed that I don't reach stages 3 & 4 of the sleep cycle, so I tried Xyrem for 7 months. I was unable to take enough for it to help, due to side effects. Really, I wonder if the light will help, but I've decided to try it.

    Thanks for posting this!

    Any other experiences with light therapy? M