Cant sleep due to pain

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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/11/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,its 3 am and I hve been up all night due to pain. My sleep meds dont seem to be helping tonight.I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec, benadryl, and  trazodone.


flower123
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   Posted 4/11/2010 4:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kim. I hope that you fell asleep. I understand not being able to sleep because of pain. It's awful! Does your doc know that your medication is sometimes not effective?

Flower

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/11/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi flower,normally Im not on pain meds I am just on them for a little while due to surgery. Usually my sleep meds are effective, I think because of my surgery pain it keeps me awake. At 3:30 Am I decided to take a lortab and finally fell asleep from 4 am til 9 am.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec, benadryl, and  trazodone.


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 4/11/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Kimbers;

I am glad that you finally got some sleep. I know how horrible and frustrating it is when you can't sleep because of the pain. I haven't slept in my own bed for 2 1/2 years now. I'm either on the couch, in the spare bedroom or in my recliner, depending on how bad the pain is. All I can say hun is don't let the pain catch up with you before you take your medicine or you will play catch up with the pain.

Huggggs

Scarred
I live to "Tame My Pain!" 


willowsgrandma
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   Posted 4/11/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes eyes blush Hi Kimber! I'm sorry you are in so much pain. My dr recently took me off Ambien and rxd
amitriptyline 75 mg at bedtime. He told me it'll help with depression, pain and sleep. He was right! I also took Ambien for about 3 mo. When the pain is so bad the Ambien really doesn't help much. The first couple of weeks I didn't fall asleep too quickly but now I'm able to sleep about 5-6 hrs(average) a night. I don't have insurance. I onlu paid $10 for 90 tablets. If you want to ask me anything feel free to post. smhair yeah eyes

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/11/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Willow for your advice but I have tried amitriptyline and it didnt help my sleep problems . I think the reason my sleep meds didnt work cause when I sleep on my right side I have bad incision pain . I cant sleep on any other way or I dont fall asleep. I m just glad I received 5 hrs of sleep last night. I hope you have a lpd .

Thank you also scarred . I have been dealing with chronic insomnia for almost 2 years. I cant sleep in the bed eithier I sleep on the couch . I dont know if you remember me or not I use to go by kara487. I was away from the boards for awhile and couldnt remember my password so i am using this name now.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec, benadryl, and  trazodone.


willowsgrandma
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   Posted 4/11/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
redface eyes Thanks Kimber! I wish the same to you! Donna cool blush

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/11/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kimber! I too am still suffering from the surgery pain. It is taking forever! I asked a friend of mine about it, and he told me that it may take me up to 7 or 8 months or me to get over it. My scar is pretty big, and I guess maybe they could have cut through several nerves, but I'm not for sure. It will get better. My back seems to be coming along nicely, and that is important to me.

Hang in there, it will get better!

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/11/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
SE,yeah I heard incision pain can last awhile. I guess I am fortunate because I only have 4 small incisions. When I had my laprotomy in 2005 it took forever for my long scar to heal . It took a year and I have nerve damage in that scar and its numb. I hope you have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec, benadryl, and  trazodone.


Tirzah
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   Posted 4/11/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber,
Sorry you're in pain & not sleeping. Just wanted to share with you that I had a similar issue for a while. As it turned out, some narcotics & allergy meds can cause wakefulness and/or insomnia if taken too close together (besides the fact that narcotics on their own can cause or worsen insomnia). Please don't change anything without consulting your prescribing doctor, but if it continues, maybe they can have you separate your doses of benadryl & zyrtec farther apart from your doses of Lortab as bedtime approaches. I need to take my allergy meds 2 hours prior to taking my pain meds (when I was on Lunesta, I took that at the same time as my pain meds), or else I don't fall asleep until the middle of the night & then only after taking additional meds. As an added bonus, my pain meds give me more relief when I space them farther apart from my allergy meds. :)

Wishing you sweet dreams & a quick recovery!
frances
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