Pain woke me from sleep...

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   Posted 4/5/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all! I hope you had a Happy Easter. I am very happy to see spring in central New York!
It seems I overdid things...again. I didn't sleep well Friday or Saturday night, and spent most of the weekend running around getting things done, and cooking. Knew I was tiring myself out and pushing it, but it's a holiday. :) Last night I must have fallen into a very deep sleep and not moved much, because I woke up at 2am frozen in place with pain EVERYWHERE. Any muscle I tried to move protested. Wow. I have never experienced that before. It took a little bit of time, some tears and a gentle stretch or two before I could settle back in to sleep. Today I am still pretty tight, so I'm back on the ibuprofen to see if that helps. 
Does anyone else experience this kind of thing? What kind of precautions should I take (besides doing less.  lol) so that it doesn't happen again?  Thanks in advance!

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   Posted 4/5/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I'm sorry you are hurting, sounds like a flare from... you named it...overdoing. At some
point I think we all overdo and end up flaring. Sometimes flares can come out of nowhere
even when you haven't over done. I tend to work in short spurts now, 15 minutes of work
and take a 15 minute break. There are times I get carried away escpecially if I'm working
doing yard work. I wish there was an answer out side of trying to pace yourself.

Don't forget that heat is a fibromites friend. A long soak in the tub might feel good. Hope you
feel better soon.

Hugs, Robin

Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 4/5/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
It does sound like you over did it. I know that we all do that, but we have to learn to pace ourselves. Even when we are feeling good.

I too agree that a nice long soak in the tub might be in order. Gentle stretching is another good thing. I use the bed buddy a lot. I think that the moist heat really helps. So I would recommend that to you also.

There isn't much more than trying not to over do things. I know that it is hard, especially on a holiday weekend. Try to think of all the good things that you enjoyed. I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
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   Posted 4/5/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi...I live in central NY too and yes, what a relief to see flowers instead of snow!  I also had a bad night...woke up all night long with hip/leg pain and kept swithching positions.  From the bed, to the chair to the couch.  It seems we pay a price for overdoing but I do it anyway because I refuse to submit to this disease, especially on holiday's.  Flares come and go but friends and family are here forever!  Heat and a hot bath.  Hope you feel better.



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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 4/5/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Gentle stretching before bed time (just the lightest of stretches, not like you do warming up for aerobics LOL, but like you do when you have a nice yawn and stretch), and go to bed with heat. I usually move back and forth, rocking myself while I drift off to sleep. The motion tends to make me 'fall into place'

Nana Monster
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   Posted 4/5/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it was the wind storm that blew through. I know I had problems that night, too. That front sure was a wierd one. Hope you're
feeling better. I live in CNY too.

Nana Monster
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