Cogito, I'm so sorry that you're having to live life this way; it's not right. Have you talked with your doctor about
this problem? Can he recommend anything? Is there any way you can take a mild sleeping aide with your pain meds to help negate the wakefulness your meds cause? Maybe something like Tramadol strictly for bedtime? They've got all sorts of wonderful sleeping pills out there, everything from Valerian root to Lunesta, and some stuff you can only get with a perscript
Also, please, please, please don't take that chest pain lightly! *hug* I know our pain becomes a constant companion, we get used to it, in our own weird masichistic ways, but that is not the kind of pain to try and tune out or ignore as it could signify something far more important. I'm sure you're aware of all of this, but sometimes it takes the voice of someone who cares to remind us.
I wish I could make the hurting stop so you can have a good, solid 8 hours sleep.
Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Neurologist, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled, on Percoset.
February 2011 successful SCSU trial
No surgeon willing to do my SCSU Implant