It sure sounds like your two Advils a day isn't handling your pain! I think Chart is right you neeed to get to a good Doctor and have some more test run and maybe be referred to a good pain specialist to at least get your pain under control. I know how difficult it is to get adequate sleep when you have sleep apnea! I also have it, I have Complex Sleep Apnea and I use the VPAP ASV machine with supplemental O2. That right there is a challenge to sleep with, and then add back pain and leg pain and muscle spasms to the mix and well,.......... that really causes BIG problems! I can totally empathize with you! So if it helps you any, Please know that YOU are not alone with this! You know I can not sleep laying flat on my back and laying on my side puts my arms and hands to sleep so I have to sleep in Fowlers position ( sitting up reclining position) I have an adjustable bed, and all during the night I just press a button on my wireless remote and raise or lower the head or the foot of my bed just a little to get it mor comfortable! Maybe if you had something like that you would be able to sleep a bit longer, I know that adjustable beds are expensive, ( I have two extra long singles side by side in a super King sleigh bed frame) so each one can be individually adjusted. That might be something to consider too! Anything to help relieve your pain and make sleeping more comfortable. Anyway I don't remember seeing you post here before, so even if you have posted here before, I am going to Welcome you here to this Chronic Pain Forum. Hate to hear that your in pain, but glad your here on our forum! Hope you stick around and become a part of our family, we have the absolutely best people here, kind, caring compassionate folks that will help and support you!
Good Luck to You!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV