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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/13/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
When I sit down to watch TV I go to sleep. Sometimes within minutes. Frequently,
actually.

I'm not taking more medication. Could it have something do with my eyes or is
it my trick to avoid pain or is it hypnotism?

I guess no one will know but I just wondered ... Does TV put you to sleep?

Pamela is NOT bored by TV. I'm frustrated. It took three runs at 30 Rock before I
could watch it all the way through.

eyes <-- Can't keep em open

03Mach
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   Posted 2/13/2009 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I frequently have the same issue!! For me, it's because I'm finally not thinking about hectic things such as life, work, pain, school, ect... My mind just calms down, relaxes and lets go! Sometimes I just run with it! I'll takes sleep when I can.

straydog
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   Posted 2/13/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Me too, my sleeping habits are verry poor right now. I nod off at the drop f a hat. I think we get so tired we just don't realize how tired we really are.....Susie


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/13/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep me too! But I've also found myself doing it in front of my computer which is why I put my laptop on a portable laptop stand while on the bed. But when I'm on the couch its on my lap and if I fall asleep my head goes back and I get a horrible kink in my neck. OUCHIE!

Scarred
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straydog
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   Posted 2/13/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, I mean what would it be like if Pam & I didn't have the keyboard imprint on our foreheads a couple times a week. lol. In fact I just woke up from a nod off,lol. I am really draggy today for some reason, I really feel if I went & laid down I could get into a big ole snooze for sure.

Saw my dr this am and she was just elated at seeing how well I am doing. I asked if we could forego another increase right now in the pump. I am wanting to see how I will do when I increase my activities before doing another one. She had o problem with that. She is such an awesome dr. Susie


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/13/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
he he he Susie. I've got so many imprints on my forehead from the keyboard I was thinking about getting a tat on my cheek that reads :FGHJK


Hugs

Scarred
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Baybreeze
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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't even go to sleep unless my TV is on, though I don't usually fall asleep during the day watching it. It has to be on at night and I just set my sleep timer.

kttn251977
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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i never sleep...... :( maybe 3-4 hours a day.
RX's: Oxycontin 80mg 2x's daily; Oxycodone 30mg 5xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100mg 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25mg (as needed); Amitriptyline 25mg 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Abilify 5mgs at bedtime (depression); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil


skeye
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   Posted 2/13/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My mother falls asleep pretty much as soon as the TV goes on. She tends to wake up right at the end of the show/movie, and then ask "what happened?!" ugh. Me, I'm with kttn.

Skeye

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/14/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
kttn --
Oh! me too. I don't sleep more than three hours. It's usually two hours.
I know I get enough sleep because I sleep around, yanno -- on the couch,
in the chair, at the kitchen table, at the dining room table, in the car when
my dh is driving, in front of tv,beside the tv, upside down, right side up,
to the right, to the left, walking in the evening, dancing to new age ...
When ever ... where ever it's me you will find sleeping.

OH DAM N MY IMPERFECT LIFE. Where are my sheep jumping over the fence
to make ME sleep. It's not fair. Kttn ... We must do something about this
sleep situation.

Ok.. I read this: "Chronic Pain patients often do not sleep for long periods.
They get themselves into painful positions when they sleep and wake up."
Lovely.

I hate it too.

I gotta go try now. It's yuck! 3:19 AM. eyes <--they close not
I wish you peaceful slumber, kttn. ;purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/14/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I see .... Skeye ... you don't sleep either.

Join us. eyes

edt
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   Posted 2/14/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Everybody,

I took a stress class a few years back, thinking it might help with the pain level.....NOT!!  Anyway, falling asleep when we become idle is a sign of stress....T.V's, reading books, working on the computer etc. is a common place to nod out.  I cannot watch TV sitting up because if I fall asleep and the head jerks or falls forward or back....its just not a good thing for a fused neck. OUCH! Believe me I've done some major damage from watching TV sitting up.... 

Gee, do you think we might be STRESSED from our CHRONIC UNRELENTING PAIN....I think so :( ...so sad!

edt

 

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