How my arm got there, ill never know!

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Kiera
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   Posted 2/27/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
 about 2 yrs ago i woke up with my palm facing the cieling and was twisted pretty badly. At the time i recall using my other hand to straighten it. I was fine after it loosened up.
 
The other night, i had a bladder infection so my eyes were a bit flared as well as some other milder pains and sensations.
 
I went to bed on my new mattress pad (thanks uppity i love it)..and i woke up with my other arm totally behind my back. To the point that im not sure i could do it in that positon if i tried. I somehow was laying on my arm with my hand up between my shoulder blades and my pinky being squished. I thought the pinky was very painful until.........i tried to get the arm down and discovered that  I had to do it in order. Move the elbow (unlock it so to speak) then bring the hand forward, then undo my knotted up pinky that had been being slept on? wow.
 
Spasticity or rigomortis? Sheesh that hurt and I felt very contorted. I did call my doctor and got antibiotics and from the first dose my eyes and other things began to subside.  So the bladder infection really was the culprit.
 
I did complete the EEG and go back this friday for results, then will be sleep clinic and trying to get all thes things at home (new puppy of lhasa apso type , bathed), my child read a story to and hoping for a good day. Alot of that going around..hope i mean.
 
I had such vivid nightmares but id been praying about them and they have stopped. Thats a first in a long long time. Its hard to go through this in the day and then do it at night in your dreams as well. With suggestions of giving up in your head as you sleep . I do understand that sleep medicines can cause nightbmares or vivid dreams. Since ive become drowsier Im finding myself NOT taking it and will discuss this with my shrink. I really dont need this much of a cocktail of meds. There are ones that are taking precedence over what i had been on prior to MS of course.
 
Hope all of you are doing ok, i need to take an hour or so and check up on the board and try to lend some support!
 
thanks,
 
kiera
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Kiera


uppitycats
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   Posted 2/27/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Well, rigormortis comes about when you're dead.  And you don't sound real dead to me!  :)

Spasticity, combined with probably restless sleeping, limbs not moving as quickly as they used to, getting caught up where they don't belong....welcome to the world of strange sleep habits. (But then, sounds like you've beeen dealing with strange sleep habits for awhile, now!)

Vivid nightmares can come about for all sorts of reasons, and you've got a lot going on that can cause them: medicine "cocktails", stress, anxiety, lots to do and not a lot of time to get it done, other stuff.  So it's good that you're maybe reducing some of the meds...and getting that sleep study done, so maybe they can figure out a medicine and treatment plan that'll work better for you.

New puppy, huh?  Sounds like fun...if a bit hectic! :)


...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Kiera
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   Posted 2/27/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes your right, i never thought of it like that but limbs moving slower than used to....such as maybe i would of reached up and scratched there a few years ago and "got back out" without a problem, is becoming a problem lol.
Ive had alot of sleep problems since i stopped working and had a parent die. It's never really gotten better since then, no matter how i try to reduce stress up pops another one, like MS? ....i know it sounds a bit odd but then again from what all you've been through im sure it really doesn't.

Anyway, i am sleeping better at night and Lunesta really did stop the sleep walking for me. So in its particular time it was good. It's now time to realize that at the end of a day Im truly worn out, so no need to keep that in the schedule. Although a person's tempted to knock themselves out cold with this lol. I wont be doing that!

I guess things always change, i would of never forseen this, but then who would have? For themselves?

I do surely hope that they find some new medications that fight this disease and that you are around to see that day and get those meds.

I really dont think that even a doctor can relate that well.....well noone thats not experiencing it can .

The pup did get the bath. His name is bailey and omg he chew's ......ugh.

so i think his lil nose shall get tapped because i hate letting them lick that spray off stuff. Makes me think im giving them chemicals.

thanks

kiera
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.
 
Kiera


Beau2006
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   Posted 3/4/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Well I do not end up with arms ending up where they should not, but I do have one leg that shakes violently sometimes while sleeping in bed - drives my wife crazy. I don't even know that it is happening. In fact, I have worn a hole in our sheets, from my toe digging into the sheet while my leg is getting a work out....

Just one more crazy thing to add to the list of things - oh well, might as well exercise while I sleep - and I thought that I could not multitask - ha!

Gary


rhondab
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   Posted 3/4/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Gary

Might want to cut that toenail! ;)
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Kiera
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   Posted 3/5/2008 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   

<laffin at cut that toenail lollllllllll:)

 

thanks for the smile

 

 

kiera


Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.
 
Kiera

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