Hugs to you and your mom CononLess.
It sounds like you have had some huge complications and surgery(s) due to your Crohn's. I'm so sorry you are both struggling to such a degree. Its great that you can advocate for each other though.
Aside from the medical/prescript
ion aspect of dealing with pain . . . many of us have had some noticeable improvement in the night/morning pain/stiffness by using any of the following:
grain bags for spot treatment (info on how to make a grain bag is near the bottom of the topic "Lupus Resources", link in my signature). You warm it in the microwave and place it(them) on your painful area(s) . . . WAY comforting.
electric, warming mattress cover (will warm from under you)
newer idea is the weighted blankets . . . there was a topic about
two weeks ago on this one and it sounded promising to help promote sleep and control some types of pain
It seems that the inactivity through the night allows areas of the body to become stiff. If I happen to sleep for any length of time, I do find it painful to turn in bed. Some of us do some mild stretching before getting in bed or after we fist get into bed.
I hope some of the others have some good suggestions.
Welcome to the forum.
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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