Talk about a crash and burn...I slept thru the entire day of Friday

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MsBunky
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   Posted 6/12/2010 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I guess when your body is trying to tell you something, you should really listen. This past week was hugely busy for me...I had appointments and meetings and one treatment of acupuncture using HUGE needles, so as the week went on, I was becoming more and more tired (even though I napped everyday for a few hours).

By the time Friday rolled around, I was completely wiped. I woke up at 5:30am on Friday to take my meds, and other than getting up for the bathroom, or more drugs, I slept all the way thru until about an hour ago...unbelievable!

Obviously, my constant exhaustion is becoming more and more of an issue. I'm really not sure what's causing it - perhaps I simply have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as everything else. I'll certainly be mentioning it to my doctors when I see them next, but wow...a whole day gone!

I hope everyone else is doing better here....I'm sending out lots of good wishes for a gentle weekend for everyone.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


Retired Mom
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   Posted 6/14/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you have been put through the ringer lately!! I think your body objected to the invasion and assault.

I hope you are feeling better today and not quite so sleepy!

Best to you!
Retired Mom


tmjpain
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   Posted 6/14/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Your body needed the sleep Pam. I hope you feel rested now. Did you sleep this past night or were you awake because you slept so much.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs
   
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 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen tons of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
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  Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to start resetting the receptors.
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skeye
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   Posted 6/14/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam,

You must have really needed the sleep! Sometimes when our bodies are so worn out (from pain, stress, what-be-it) they just crash & there isn't anything we can do to prevent it. At times I used to have trouble falling asleep in class. I was really interested in the class, but because of the cumulation of lack of regular sleep & pain & stress, no matter what I did I couldn't fight my body.

Something similar has actually been happening lately as well. Part of my time at work is spent in my boss' truck, commuting between farms & the last week or two I've been having an awfully hard time keeping my eyes open in the truck. Today I feel asleep during the 5 min he was in the hardware store. I just wish I could sleep like that at night! My pain keeps me up most of the night.

But either way, your body must have really needed the sleep. They say that sleep is one of the best ways to heal your body, so I wouldn't worry too much about this one episode. If this begins to happen regularly, then I think it is time to speak with your doctor. Too much of anything is never good.

I hope you are feeling nice & rested now!

hugs,
Skeye

Chutz
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   Posted 6/14/2010 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pam,

WOW, you sound like my teenage grandson who can sleep all day after college finals!...lol There are days I feel like I could sleep that long but my mind won't let me. It get on a mental trip about what needs to be done around the house or whatever other guilt trip I can go on when I'm really tired. Very frustrating.

You may be right about the CFS thing. Next time you go to your doc you might mention it. If it's bothering you there are medication you can try that help with being too drowsy and sleepy when you shouldn't...if that type of thing interests you. I take Provigil because the pain medications do make me more sleepy than I care to be. But that's one more pill I have do down each day. I'm currently trying to reduce my medication intake with my doctor's guidance. I might just have to follow your lead a time or two on my adventure.

Chutz
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MsBunky
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   Posted 6/15/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone! I've been sleeping much better overall this last week. I have a fantastic new rocker recliner....leather, soft and comfy, that I curl up in when the bed gets uncomfortable and it's soooooooo easy to snooze in.

Yay for good sleep!!! I hope everyone is doing as well as possible.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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