I'm new too and don't know much about anything here! I do know LOTS about lack of sleep. Pain is my nightmare though I have those too! I take lots of Ambien...I took 20 mg. 4 hours ago and I'm waiting...waiting...well, you get the picture. I was a teen when Walter Cronkite signed off with his usual, "And that's the way it is..." and became a tainted teen with every name that rolled past in honor of our fallen soilders. I would sit there and think, "I have to read every name! I've got to remember them!" I knew many men who came home from there much differently than they went. Raped of every ounce of innocence. Yes, I remember and I thank you. I was once for many years a DJ and my outreach were Vets from Nam. We had some great times and upon his deathbed, after suffering so many things including years of jungle rot, my very dear friend gave me his Purple Heart. Needless to say, when my own son joined the Navy I was a bit concerned. He's done a tour and has received two Naval Achievement Medals. Whoa! That is all a pain of a different color isn't it? I'm glad you found this site and I'm glad I did too though much like you, I'm a bit shy about it. I didn't know about new threads until I read them tell you! LOL! I started one, but didn't name it because I didn't even know enough to do so! Lord, leave it to me. Right now I'm waiting for a dose of meds to kick in so I can quit shaking long enough to maybe go to sleep. Anyway, I really wanted to say I'm sorry you are here, but it you have to be someplace, I'm glad to meet you. Life is difficult or at least for me it has been and to go somewhere that people have pain too, well that's pretty comforting. Of course I believe pain is all relative. What may hurt me, may not bother someone else and vice versa. Right now I need to get some phenergan to keep from throwing up before my pain med can kind of kick in. They talk about breakthrough pain, I say break you down on your butt pain! I hope you rest some tonight/this morning and that you can do so with no dreams. Do you even remember a night you slept through? I really don't. In fact I haven't even thought about when the last time was! Take care Mike and I'm glad you are here.
Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, Adhesive Capsulitis "aka" Frozen Shoulder, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC (Interstitial Cystitis), Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes and then some