I'm looking into natural pain relieving remedies & sleep aids for Hulky. He's been taking 9 mg of melatonin and no longer has to get up after not being able to fall asleep. I think he could take less, he keeps looking for things that have a knock-out effect for him. Melatonin is not supposed to be like that.
SAM-e is supposed to be good for seratonin, dopamine, and pain relief. Can take a few weeks to build-up.
Turmeric is also supposed to be helpful for inflammation & pain. You can get it in capsules. I think that also takes some time for relief to take effect.
Magnesium might help with his sleep issues, and I know you can get Calcium-Magnesium-D blends. He is deficient in D and needs all the help he can get for bone/joint health. I think we'll start with this, no more than 200mg magnesium at night. The D won't be enough for a deficiency, so I might still try to get him to take that separately in the AM. We'll increase the dose until the magnesium indicates it's enough (loose stools). I don't think this will help with the pain, but it's something.