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modelmaker
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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Well here I am, banging away at the computer. I have been up all night with pain and pain meds. Can't sleep a wink. Every so often this happens. I'll be dead on my feet in the day but now I am, more or less, awake, in pain but functioning. I hate when this happens - about 2-3 times per month or so. Anyone else up all night?

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease since 1985, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


flower123
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   Posted 6/1/2009 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
No, not last night. But I understand sleepless nights very well. Oh boy. I hope that you got at least a little bit of sleep in. Can you nap today?

Flower

modelmaker
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   Posted 6/1/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I finally went to bed at 6:00 AM but back up at 9:00. I don't know what is going on. Now I feel groggy like I'm drugged or something.

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease since 1985, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


anice
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   Posted 6/1/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Modelmaker, I have had nights like that. I do know how it makes you feel. I am so sorry you had a night like that. Hopefully you can sleep tonight without any problem. I do hope you have a decrease in your pain today,too.
Anice

PAlady
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   Posted 6/1/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Model,
I was up, too. I posted but then everyone was gone so I deleted the thread! LOL I was exhausted but couldn't sleep. Believe me, there are plenty of folk on here who will be up and down throughout the night!

Then I had a doctor's appointment earlier and somewhere this morning when I WAS sleeping the power went out and my back up batter on my alarm must be bad, so I just barely made it on time! Now I'm exhausted and trying to keep awake as it's only 7pm. I have a bad habit of taking a nap around now, waking up around 10 or 11, and then I'm really up!

Misery loves company! :-)

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 6/1/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I was up too! Pain kept me up till around 4 am, then I slept on & off till 7:30 am. Should have come online! I thought about it, or watching a movie, but I was so tired, that I ended up just laying there trying to will myself to sleep. Bad idea. It didn't work, and I think I caused permanent nail marks in my hands, because I was clenching my fists so tightly to try to deal with/distract myself from the pain.

PA - I have that same bad habit of conking out from exhaustion in the evening & then waking up at about the time that I should be going to bed. And then of course I can't sleep cuz of the pain. But even if I don't do the nap thing, I'm still up all night. It really stinks that we have such horrible sleep patterns!

Wishing everyone a restfull night!
Skeye

fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I was having a difficult time last night as well. I had a very tough day at work and was so exhausted by 4:00 PM and could not handle another problem or major issue. I have just started Lunesta and after getting to bed about 2:30 and then getting up at 6:30 to go to work. I know the directions say don't take unless you have at least 8 hours to slepp. I wish my body would cooperate and allow the time I need. I hope the tonight is better for all of us. 

Tony McGuire
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for all of your hard times getting to sleep.

Give me about 10 minutes in any environment and it's pretty much lights out for me. Always has been since I taught myself to go to sleep in the military. Hot, cold, rain, snow, it didn't matter to me. 10 minutes and ZZZZzzzzz.

Irritates my wife, both first and current.

But what should I do?
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deb in indiana
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I was up at four went to bed at 2am

anice
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   Posted 6/1/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to wish you all a much better nights sleep for tonight. It is so hard to get through the next day with no or little sleep from the night before. I've had many myself.Modelmaker, it was probably sleep deprivation that caused the groggy and/or drugged feeling.

Unfortunately my 4 y/o daughter has become a night owl herself lately. She just won't give it up. And the next morning she isn't Mrs. Personality!!!She is quiet a grumpy little angel!lol

My sleeping has changed a good bit,too. I will go through atleast one night a week where I can't sleep at all.One night is much better than the 2 or 3 nights I was doing it. And actually it feels like tonight I'll be up for a long while... I do hope you all sleep better tonight.
Anice

White Beard
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   Posted 6/1/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I often have allot of nights that I am up with pain, I don't usually get on the computer, sometimes I will rock in the rocking chair, or pace the floor, until the break through meds kick in! I have a time between 3 or 4 in the afternoon till around 7 PM that I am extremely sleepy, and then I start waking up, and uusually am wide awake till after 1 AM sometimes later, then go to bed but often if I have pain I am up and down, sometimes I leave my sleep Apnea  VPAP mask on and pace the floors looking like Darth Vader! ( with my mod to my mask it is such a hassle putting on and taking it off, that I just leave it on and disconnect the hose from it! Today has not been a good day and tonight is worse because of the storms, and change in weather, that always stirs up pain in my back!
 
White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


anice
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   Posted 6/1/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard, I am sorry you are hurting so much. I do understand about the weather changing the way you feel,increasing the pain. I do hope you get some relief and are able to get some sleep.
Anice

White Beard
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   Posted 6/1/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice, I think you name "anice" fits you very well! You are "anice" person! Thank-You! I hope you are doing Ok, and your pain is going away!
I hope you have a nice night anice!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, it's after 2am and I'm sitting here with a heated wrap around my neck. Have been working kinks out of my neck and shoulder for about a week. I think I finally have a pillow that's working, but I'm amazed how little it takes to throw everything out of whack. I'll probably just have things settled down when next week they'll put my neck in a lousy position for the endoscopy and that's all it will take to have to start all over again. GRRRR!!!

Hope you're all having sweet dreams right now!

PaLady

anice
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   Posted 6/2/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard, Thank you. And "Anice" is actually part of my real name. It is pronounced like "a niece". I just couldn't think about what name to use,so I just used it.

PALady, I do hope you are feeling better today. Hopefully tonight everyone will sleep good.
Anice

skeye
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I only every really sleep when my body just shuts down. Usually out of exhaustion. It always happens at the most inconvenient times! Never when I actually want to sleep!! Today, I feel asleep during a small round table discussion with an alumni in grad school at our weekly summer research seminar (a requirement for anyone who's research is funded by summer research grants). It was so embarrassing. I tried SO hard not to let my eyes close. It's not like I was bored or anything. It was interesting, I wanted to listen, but my body just kept saying "sleep! sleep." I think it was quite obvious too, because there were less than 10 people at my table, and near the end, I work up suddenly (having "realized" that I feel asleep) and jolted my head up (and took in a really loud gasp-sounding breath). I hope I didn't insult the alumi visitor too much! turn This has been a major problem with me in class too! It's horrible!

Skeye

fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye, I can relate. Sleeping has been one of my biggest problems and really the reason I had surgery 1 1/2 years ago. Now I stll don't sleep and I try hard to go all day. I find meetings with students especially counseling sessions are the hardest as I often have to force myself to concentrate and constanly yawn. I can imagine there are times when they wonder if I really care. Anyway, it is very difficult to function when not sleeping well.

PAlady
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Fatherjohn,
I second that one! Nearly impossible to function! And I think most of us a chronically sleep deprived. I actually remembered a dream from last night - first time in ages. Course i can't remember it now, but it had to do with creativity. And of course, I forget it! LOL

Skeye - why don't you tell them you are meditating so you can listen and ponder more intently! :-)

PaLady
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