Dreaming of being in pain... bites.

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   Posted 8/3/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
So due to pain I couldn't sleep last night, got up took some pain medication, had a snack (makes the meds kick in quicker for some reason), stayed up till 3am-ish, then went to bed.

Hubby gets up for work at 530am, and I was awake, unable to sleep due to pain still.

So finally around 7am I fall asleep. I had a dream that I was having open back surgery done to me, while I was wide awake. The doctor in the dream kept doing that thing I hate "does this hurt"? "Does this hurt worse"? Everyone says your not supposed to feel anything in your sleep or something (at least those w/o chronic pain). It hurt so badly I can't even describe it. It was so real that upon waking up, I had to go check the scar on my back where they went in for the fusion to make sure that it was okay. I can still picture me in the dream getting up and looking in the mirror to see my back and this huge gaping wound being open. This I have to say is the most "real" dream I've had on pain, ever. I have dreams all the time about getting into car accidents, falling off cliffs and being stabbed in the back, stuff like that. Where my mind is finding a way to express the pain I'm in even sleeping. This one is just bugging me for some reason.

Anyways, not sure why shared this. Just venting I supposed.
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Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)

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   Posted 8/3/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had very real dreams about being in pain...woke up and WAS in pain. Really stinks, huh? Feel free to share. Never know when someone else who is afflicted will see it and feel not so alone.

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   Posted 8/4/2007 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
TDodrn:  I do this all the time with migraines - I will dream all night that I am being shot in the head, beaten with steel pipes in the head, etc. and then will wake up with the absolute worst migraine ever - by that point, they are so bad that it takes an ER visit to help.  I HATE IT!  Your pain is real but you feel as if you are only dreaming.  Really weird!  Glad to know I am not the only one (not really, I am sorry that you have the pain- didn't mean it like that - just glad to know someone else understands - my family looks at me like I am crazy when I tell them this)!
Hope you have a great day!
DX:  Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX:  Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN:  Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray

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   Posted 8/4/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhhhhh I'm sooo glad I'm not the only one. I'm having an MRI Monday, and last nite I dreamed I had 3 or 4 ruptured disc and the doctor wanted to operate right there in his office.  Soooo Monday is not going to be a good day, can tell it aready. LOL
Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)

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