Good Early morning all...
Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:11 PM
I'm not really sure of what is going on.. I do need to call my family doctor and chat with him.. I haven't taken my naps during the day either just can't get comfortable and I still toss and turn, I was hoping if I didn't take nap I would be so exhausted and fall asleep and sleep all night. But nope no way..
So if anyone has any great suggestions let me hear them please!!!
Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:49 AM
I really have no answers for you sweetheart, only that if you are able to relax and drink a hot milky drink before bedtime, it may help?
As for the leg problem, well! I tend to get more of a problem with my back and I'm sure it's something to do with sleeping in an elevated position due to reflux problems. Can I ask if you wear bed socks? I'm asking that because it may have something to do with your circulation. Perhaps if you wear flight or support stockings during the night It may also help. Also try bending your knees and straightening them as a sort of excercise before bedtime.
I'm sorry that I can't help you more and I sincerely hope that you manage to fix the problem!
By the way, has anyone got a cure for a hubby that snores? (Besides divorcing him)
Best wishes to you darling
Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:13 AM
I feel for you, there is nothing worse than being wide awake all night.
I tend to get very stiff and have trouble getting comfortable. A heating pad on my lower back usually feels nice but does not un-hinge my spine.
One Xanax and one 3 mg Lunesta later, I can usually fall asleep. I hope your doctor can give you something to help you. Good sleep is crucial for heath.
Barbara you crack me up! Lol Mine snores, so I poke him in the back relentlessly thru out the night. Poor guy. Also, he seems to snore less when he's on his side and using one pillow instead of two.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:40 AM
Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:47 AM
Barbara - my hubby snores with the best of them and short of smackin' him (takes too long to turn so I can reach him) - I wear ear plugs! Sometimes that doesn't work but we do what we can. I've promised not to use the pillow so I get out of bed walk to the fridge, get a glass of milk, watch tv, play with the cats, talk to myself, read to myself, cry to myself and then by the time my hubby gets up for work - bingo! I'm ready for sleep.
Have you talked with your dr. yet? Ask for samples - mine gave me some of the popular sleep aids, but I find that they don't really work as well as a pain pill and a xanax type pill. Plus getting samples will save $$ especially if they don't work.
Good luck and let us know if you find a solution. We can always use another one here. That's one of the great things about this forum- we learn so much and get so much support and laugh when we don't expect to!
Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:13 AM
I find that sometimes sleeping in a different room or venue (sofa instead of bed) gets a little sleep in. I generally catch cat naps of 1-3 hours, up 4, sleep 1, up 2. I know how you feel.
Only saving grace in all of this is while out of work, I don't have to worry about it the next day.
Between the sleep, pain, bowel problems, etc., going to work was definitely a crucial determent to any healing.
I find comedies late at night help greatly. I especially love when Will and Grace and Roseanne are on during my night excursions.
Sleep tight tonight.......
It is what it is...........
Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:40 AM
For the restless leg syndrome, try taking magnesium at bedtime. With all the various pains we have it's no wonder this is such an issue. Oh and RLS is also involved in Fibromyalgia. Good luck sweetie, try try try not to think too hard about it, because that only makes it worse. I know, easier said than done...
Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:17 AM
Snoring husband here too. I also wear ear plugs. It sure does help most nights. I hate it when one falls out, because I usually wake up and then have to go through the whole getting back to sleep again.
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law divorsed. Snoring was a big issue for them and they ended up sleeping in separate bedrooms.
I get the leg restlessness in the evenings before going to bed, but once I'm in bed it isn't bad. I've been supposedly diagnosed with FM.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:19 PM
Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:57 PM
He asked me to come back on monday and wants to take more xrays of my spine. We do know I have OA and a pinched nerve or something like that. I told him I did not want to go back to the pain doctor I dont want anymore steroid anything.
Has anyone experience knee pain with pain in your legs but its a different kind of pain then what your having in your legs?
Barb I dont have that problem its usually me and the dogs that snores.. I also did try drinking warm milk the other night it didn't help. thanks for the advice.
Thank yu for all that responded. Sam
Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:03 PM
What about an electric blanket on your bed?. I have mine on for a hour or so before I go to bed and then switch it off before I sleep.
This has helped with aches and pains and the warmth lulls me off to sleep.
I also take 50mg amitriptyine for antidepressants/fibromyalgia. Amitriptyline/Endep also promotes deep sleep. I was also having problems sleeping, I never got into that deep sleep that we need to wake up feeling refreshed. I have been on Amitriptyline now for 9 months, and am now waking up in the morning feeling better.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:56 PM
I feel your frustration. I have tried everything from warm milk to warm shower, to just getting up and doing some housework or visiting ISN. When I am desparate, I will take an acetaminaphen PM but I don't like to do that because I wake up groggy.
I am glad you have asked this question for "us" Thank you. Hope "we" can find some miracle very soon - feeling like a zombie sometimes!
Hang in there - I'll be thinking about ya,
Posted 12 April 2008 - 05:10 AM
Posted 12 April 2008 - 07:06 AM
I'm so happy you were finally able to get some sleep. I know how hard it is to live on only a couple hours each night. It affects everything!
It isn't uncommon to have strange/nightmares etc when on sleeping pills.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:13 AM
I am so sorry you are having trouble sleeping and now the nightmares. Here's hoping everything calms down and you are able to get some rest. I'm getting ready to get into a hot tub to try to ease some of this achiness I've had for the past few days. Then into a terry cloth warm-up suit and just vegging the rest of the day. Have already done my housework for the day and am having rigatoni with marinara sauce for dinner so I'm set. Will chat later.
Be yourself...everyone else is taken.
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:48 AM
Sam, sleep great tonight. Think of delicious food. Well that could give us nightmares. Think relaxed. Think pain free. Think about Warmth and Love. Write us if you are awake into the wee hours. Someone is on here just about all the time.
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