My pain is actually at it's lowest at night (well, in part due to my bedtime mix of meds!) and when I first awaken. I absolutely love my memory foam mattress (yes, the big name one ...paid a pretty penny a couple of years ago and it was the best investment I ever made, tho' I could never afford it now) and when I'm lying flat in the morning I actually have some pain free moments. I really hate getting out of bed because I know it goes downhill from there. Even though I do have some pain in bed, it's at a lower lever. From the time my feet hit the floor the numbness starts, and then the back/butt/leg pain - which worsens as I'm walking or sitting, or with any increase in activity. Some days I spent 12 or more hours in bed, and have to really force myself to get up. And it's the grogginess from the meds, but also the fact it's the lowest pain level I have.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/21/2008 1:13:09 PM (GMT-6)