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peanut1
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   Posted 9/25/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
i am having problems staying awake no matter wat i am doing i fall asleep.ill be sitting there txting an next thing i know i wake up an tha phone still in my hands.my pain meds used to give me lots of energy but not anymore i just wanta sit an do nuthing i used to get up in the morning and get my two year old grandaughter an do sumthing i dont even care if she comes over rite now and thats not me.She spent the hole summer with me shes with me more than her mother her mom would just call an ask she staying an i would say ya now i say no i dont know wat is wrong with me some days i feel i just dont wana go on but i realy do
Peanut1


Jim1969
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   Posted 9/25/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all this is something you really need to see you doctor about. My guess is that it is nothing more than the way your body is dealing with the pain meds, but lets be honest. It could be a lot of other things as well.

While waiting to see you doctor though the only advice I can give you is to avoid caffeine and sugar. These can cause crashes the way it is and combined with the pain meds can intensify the reaction. Try eating a lot of fruit and veggies and go easy on the fats too. The energy sources from "good" foods will last longer than those from the over processed stuff. Also taking a multi vitamin or two every day, especially on high in B-12 may also help.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


bsjaguar
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   Posted 9/25/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Peanut, when my cursor crossed over the word pain in your post it turned green, then if I placed the cursor over the word a commercial for Orajel came on. Just curious to see why that is, I've never seen it before here.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


peanut1
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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
bsjaguar im not sure i realy have no idea sorry
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peanut1
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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
jim1969 thank you for tha advise everything i here will help and i do drink alot of caffeine i will try to lay off that for awhile an see wat happens i have another doc apt in a week the meds i am takin is realy brakin my face out to i guess that is wat is happening if it ant one thing its another but owell but anywaz ganna get off here before i fall asleep lol i feal a little better at the moment but thanks for ur advise take care
Peanut1


White Beard
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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
peanut1

Welcome to the Healiong Well Chrtonic Pain Forum! The first question I am going to ask you is how are you sleeping? Do you wake up allot during the night? Do you snore? Do you have any night sweats? Or do you have to go the the bathroom allot during the night? Do you ever wake up in the night gasping for air? or choking? Do you have problems with your legs at night when you try to go to bed? Like you want to move them or they ache or feel funny and it prevents you from sleeping. Do you find your self fallling a sleep during the day? There are allot of things that can cause you to be tired like you are, and you really do need to see your Doctor and talk to him about all your symptoms. If you are having any of the sleeping propblems that I askedyou about, you may need to have a sleep study done, as you may have something going on there. Of course all this is just suggestions, as you need to see your Doctor and get this resolved.

I wish you all the best and hope that you can find resolution to all of this!

Good Luck to You
White Beard
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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


Splashdancer
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   Posted 9/25/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
bsjaguar said...
Peanut, when my cursor crossed over the word pain in your post it turned green, then if I placed the cursor over the word a commercial for Orajel came on. Just curious to see why that is, I've never seen it before here.

I had noticed this a few days ago. If you look under the "Announcements" section, and then  "New Inline Keyword Sponsors", it explains it.

peanut1
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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
white beard thank you az i read wat u wrote it got me to thinkin alot off the the ? u were asking i do have that problem i realy never thot of those problems thank u i will discuse this with my doc on my next doc apt. thank you so much for making me think lol i try not to do much of that very offten it makes my head hurt lol thank u
Peanut1 lower back, neck pain , Three disks in neck messed up surgery comin up , Nuthing can be dun for lower back.

Post Edited (peanut1) : 9/26/2009 11:29:46 AM (GMT-6)


Chrisofsmeg
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   Posted 9/26/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Excessive daytime sleepyness (sp?) is a symptom of atypical depression. That might be something worth considering.

Christopher
One of my favourite quotes from House:

Cuddy: Did you just take two Vicodin?
House: No, it's an antidepressant, I was told to take two every time you walked in the room.

Post Edited (Chrisofsmeg) : 9/26/2009 5:53:44 PM (GMT-6)


White Beard
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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
peanut1

Allot of the stuff I mentioned have to do with having sleep apnea, if you if you have that it is easily treated, but you do need to see your Doctor! Good Luck to You

White Beard
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
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


Jim1969
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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Really, most of what your problems with falling asleep during the day could be are easily treated. The "hard" part may be finding the cause or causes.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


peanut1
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   Posted 10/6/2009 2:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks two everyones help hadant been able to get on here in awhile now going threw problems with my hubby wat else is gana happen but anywaz thank yall alot an i did go to the doctor last week an he did not help me with my problems other than my pain
Peanut1 lower back, neck pain , Three disks in neck messed up surgery comin up , Nuthing can be dun for lower back.


uniquelyme
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   Posted 10/6/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Peanut,
Hi and welcome...You have come to the right place, we all have some knowledge about CP even though we are not Doctors.  Now, about the falling asleep thing... I take Methadone and sometimes, especially when I haven't been sleeping well, I will "NOD" off while doing everyday things.  Now, some might think that's funny, but it's not...it's scary.  I also have Sleep Apnea like Whitebeard mentioned...I take Provigil to help combat the sleepiness.  I also know that Depression can cause this as well...I really agree with everyone and say that seeing your Dr. is KEY.  I'm sure it's nothing serious, but having it checked out is important... That way you can have your Granddaughter over again and have fun...That will be the best medicine ever.
 
Good Luck and again Welcome to the family...
 
Me.

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen                                                                   

 


peanut1
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   Posted 10/6/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
well ~ ME ~ LOL thanks for listening i think it my meds that was makin me nod off couse IF i get enough sleep im fine but wen i dont im on an off all day.well thanks to everyone that listened an i pray for one day everyone to be pain free god bless
Peanut1 lower back, neck pain , Three disks in neck messed up surgery comin up , Nuthing can be dun for lower back.

Post Edited (peanut1) : 10/8/2009 9:11:47 PM (GMT-6)

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