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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 8/19/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes indeed I got a full night last night or at least much of it. Only woke up twice, once at 1:30 to go to the bathroom and went right straight back to bed as I could barely keep my eyes open and once at 7:30 when hubby left for work. Slept in until 8:30 and I am having a semi-good day with the back (down to an 8 with the pain) and feeling quite happy and well rested for once! I guess the new medications (celebrex and Topamax are working a bit) cause I did not have one problem falling asleep last night and was not disturbed at all by the pain until this morning.

Kinda sad that they (the doctors) have to pump so many medications into us CP'ers at night so that we are so oblivious of the pain because we are so doped up. I got to thinking as I was taking all my medications this morning how many pills I throw down my throat first thing in the am. 2 Muscle relaxers, 1 Percocet, 2 Kadian, 1 celebrex and 1 lexipro just to get through part of my day. Then 6 hours later I am at the meds again with two more Muscle relaxers and a Percocet. At night its two more Kadian, a celebrex and another Percocet because another 6 hours have passed. Before bed its back to the medication for a Lunesta, Two Muscle relaxers (another 6 hours have passed), a Tamazipem and one of my new little Topamax. Within an hour I the meds have kicked in and I am off to dream land.

Strange though it seems, I missed my dreams last night and I attribute this to the new pill because I have never missed a night where I have not dreamed. So far no side affects from the Topamax except for feeling very sleepy. My new compound cream should be here tomorrow as they sent it out yesterday and hoping it too will help with the nerves.

Anyway until my next post, your rested, calm, truly happy friend.

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 8/19/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
So glad you slept, but I agree it's lousy to have to pump so many meds into our system. I often wonder what a night's sleep feels like - I mean one that's not drug induced. I used to be able to sleep without any medication at night. Can't remember that anymore.

Oh, well, I do remember the sleep deprivation that came from undertreated pain, so I guess we just need to do what we need to do to get through each day - and night!

PaLady shakehead

Post Edited (PAlady) : 8/19/2008 12:13:03 PM (GMT-6)


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 8/19/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah me either PA. It's been a long time since I actually slept without a drug induced situation and I wonder what it would feel like. Seems years have passed since I have actually slept through the night without anything to aide me. Funny how we think about the little things eh?
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 8/20/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
So is it working alright for you ts? I mean do you notice a difference being on the Topamax? I haven't noticed any side effects except for the fact that I am sleeping better at night on it and that is only with one pill can you imagine what it is going to be like when I go up?????? eeeeeeeeeek

Sorry about your hair falling out. I have heard such concerns before, but someone told me that they thought it was from the Lyrica.
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


Lindaloo
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   Posted 8/20/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear you are sleeping better, Scarred. I too, take a ton of pills each day and at night I take my lyrica and my antidepressants and usually my percocet, so I sleep usually very well into the night. I sleep in one position, on my back each night and never move too. Strange huh? But it works for me, so as long as I sleep.

I've wondered too, how it would be to fall asleep without the aid of the drugs helping. I used to be able to do that very easily, at a drop of a hat, as the saying goes. Well, I still sleep well, just need my pain to be dialed out, thats all.

Good luck. Hope the topamax continues to be a success for you.

God's blessing and gentle hugs,

Lindaloo
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

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