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Jan 27, 2011 - 2 comments

I have had very little sleep since Sunday.

I have been in allot of pain, a different type of pain than what I usually have.  It is familiar, it reminds me of what was happening to me last year about this time except this is 100 times worse.  

The first night (Sunday night) I had taken my regular meds and went to bed.  I woke up about 2 hours after I had fallen asleep, I was in incredible pain in my joints.  So intense.  I did my best to stretch everything and move each joint---it took a long time.  I eventually went back to sleep only to awaken about an hour later with the same intense pain.  I spent most of the night awake and kept taking more medications which I never do at night.  

So, each night since then it has worsened.  Last night for example, I woke up about 45 minutes after falling asleep.  I would fall asleep and awaken minutes later with the same intense pain.  So, I have had very little sleep to say the least.  And stiff----incredible stiffness.  Shoulder, pelvis, knees, ankles, lower back, kidney area---everywhere.

I haven't taken much Vicodin since I have to monitor that.  I dipped into the Tramadol I had left instead.

So, here I go tonight hoping it's not another night from hell.  It's times like this that mixing some of these meds becomes tempting.

Here goes nothing________

What a mess!!!

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by Sumanadevii, Jan 27, 2011
Red, I do know what you are speaking about...that pain is awful.  I am lucky to get three or four hours in before waking.  I do take Ambien and that helps.  Are you on any sleeping medication?  If not, it might be something to ask your doctor about.   My other little known trick is to save a Percocet and after waking take one.  Then I get another hour or two.  If not, at least I can snuggle under the blankets without too much pain and wait for my husband to wake...

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by RedFlame, Jan 28, 2011
Sumana,  thanks for reading and responding to my journal.  Such a strange things to happen suddenly.  Your tips really helped.  I do take Ambien which helps me get to sleep originally.  I made sure I had some extra Klonipin on my bed-table as well as some Vicodin and Tramadol.  It did make a difference and I got some sleep.  Thank you!

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