I got whiplash 15 years ago and off and on over the years I have strained my neck where I am at the point that I can't seem to do anything without re-injuring my neck again. Within the past year, I have strained it 3 times. The first time within this years time was excruciating - I couldn't go for a car ride without the bumps making me want to whimper in pain. This strain was my fault and I did something I probably shouldn't have done. I strained it again about
a month and half ago, but minor; not sure how. And then I strained it again a week ago - just from sleeping! I must of turned wrong in my sleep so I had to go to urgent care for more muscle relaxers, pain meds and a Toradol shot. I am pretty sure that the last two times is probably the domino effect from straining it very badly the first time within this years time.
I have hardly been sleeping because the pain keeps waking me up. I am getting very frustrated with this whole thing! I am a chronic insomniac anyway and I take sleeping pills but I had to not take them for the past week because I don't think they will go good with Flexeril and Darvocet. Even in a drug induced sleep from the Flexeril and Darvocet I still wake up several times a night when I move. I have a soft cervical collar but I find I can't sleep at all while wearing it - it's sort of uncomfortable. I can sleep fine if I am on my right side (the side of the injury) but when I turn over to my left, the pain hits me.
I see my doc in about
a month so I can start p/t again (3rd time within the past 4 years). She wanted my neck to heal before I began.
I am just getting so fed up that I just want to scream!
I can't even sleep without hurting myself! I just had to vent and get this off my chest.
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