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I am having the worst time getting a good nights sleep! It feels like I'm always half awake. I don't think I ever "really" go to sleep. I toss and turn all night and I constantly feel the urge to stretch and just feel achy. I've also noticed when I'm laying down and do stretch I "pop" a lot. Then in the mornings my feet hurt. It feels like I've been standing on them all night (wearing heels!) . Anyone else experience this???
I think sleep disturbance is common with Lyme. It is a chain reaction: You don't sleep well because of symptoms, which wears you down more, which makes you more sick, leading to more/worsened symptoms, and even less/lower quality sleep.
I am not currently taking it, but when I was on neurontin the medication helped me sleep more continuously, and I quickly benefited from it. It also helped with some of the paresthesias, but I first noticed the impact on my sleep.
I often get up every few hours due to symptoms. When dealing with fatigue, which has been high on my list the last several weeks, I also wake up feeling exhausted, not rested at all.
All of my symptoms are worse lying down for reasons that I don't fully understand. When I wake up, I usually feel vary stiff, have leg/foot pain, my hands feel stiff/burning, I can have a lot of tingling, and more. During my worst times, I've attempted to seep sitting up or partially reclined..
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