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Mornings

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:40 am

Hi all,
Just wondered if anyone is like me and wakes up in the morning feeling :( :sleep: just as if they have never had any sleep at all? Last night after having no sleep the night before I slept a full 8 hours uninterrupted sleep, the first time in years so I should fill great this morning? But no I feel totally sashed out I'm in pain all over & so groggy I can hardly think straight. I have numbness in both my hands more so in the left, I have pain all over & totally dopey which is weird as I haven't had any in about 30 years.
So just wondered if any of you fill like this in the morning right now I just want to go back to bed but I know as soon as my head hits the WAKE UP PILLOW I'll be awake & just toss & turn ending up in even more pain?
Is this normal or am I weird?
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Re: Mornings

Postby Garyl » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:01 am

I suffer exactly the same way, part of this Awful condition sadly, I have again woken in severe pains feeling as if i have had no sleep, and my hands feel as though they are burning again.

Just wish they could find something to help us more
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Re: Mornings

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 am

Hi Garyl,
Sorry to hear you feel like this too & yes I sure wish they would sort this one out. Yesterday I wasn't too bad so did a but it seems one day I can do things so do & the next I'm so wiped out I just can't do anything even sleep. How on earth can I go back to work like this & who would employ me?
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Re: Mornings

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Non~restorative sleep is part of the delights of FM, along with nights of disrupted sleep, or no sleep at all :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

I can't remember the last time I woke up and felt refreshed and recharged after a decent night's sleep :( :( :(
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Re: Mornings

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:56 pm

Oh well Fluppymuppy,
I was hoping it was one of my other disorders than maybe I could get help the strange thing is wednesday night didn't sleep felt cr-p all day but as the evening wore on I felt less & less tired & when I rested my head on my Wake up pillow it tock hours to get to sleep as the pain got worse & worse.
I might try not sleeping at all it seems to make little difference wither I do or not.
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Lower back pain in the morning

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Hi All,
There's one thing I get every morning & that is I wake up every morning with a lot of pain in my lower back It's so bad it takes me about half an hour to get of bed & then I have to get dressed worst of all I have have to put the dedded Socks on :yikes: which is so painful.
I'v tried everything but nothing helps Just wonderd if any of you had the same problem & any advice?
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Re: Mornings

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:30 pm

ON the days when I haven't slept much/at all during the night before, I find it has a similar effect to what you described after Wednesday night. Whilst I'm just as tired as when I've managed a decent number of hours :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: the groggyness does seem to lift that little bit quicker after a disrupted night. Whether it's because there there is less of it to find my way thru due to not having as much :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: or something else, I can't say, but there is a slight difference between them.

Have you tried applying warmth/heat to your back for a while before getting out of bed?? Something like a hot water bottle, heated wheaty bag, or a heat pad can help ease things and help you with being a little more manoeuvrable. We have an electric blankie on our bed with dual controls, and I've found that keeping my side on all night has helped to a degree with my morning aches and hurtys.
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Re: Mornings

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Thanks Fluppypuffy,
Thanks that's good advice I'll try it & get back to you .
Been trying to do baking all day managed to do what I planned but had to take a lay down lunch time & now just doing some Chocolate chip cookies that are so easy & always come out great as long as you don't burn them on the edges.
Oh well thanks for getting back to me I wonder if anyone else will? :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Mornings

Postby spaceshopper61 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:01 pm

I have spells of no sleep,poor sleep and to much sleep,but no matter what sleep I get it is always the same I always wake up feeling worst then before I tried to sleep.I have found trying to catch 40 winks in the afternoon can help.
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Re: Mornings

Postby FibroEllie » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:34 pm

Mornings... I hate them!!! But I have a new regime that helps...

I start the day with a strong coffee (I'm a tea-a-holic), 2 rich tea biscuits, my tramadol and a hot water bottle. Worth a try.
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Re: Mornings

Postby silvermaneuk » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:48 pm

One of the things I did to help me sleep cos I hurt, is I invested a lot of money in a Tempur mattress. I bought a Tempur cloud with pillows. I would advise anyone buying them, to go to a retailer and try them out, cos not every type suits everyone.

It has made a difference.

I still have pain and crap sleep, but I am more comfortable than when I didn't have one.

So I do think its well worth the money, as they are not cheap, sadly.

Unfortunately bad sleep is a known symptom, and if you google FM and sleep disorders, you will see its been well documented and even tells you theories as to why.

Sorry your having it xx
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Re: Mornings

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:45 pm

Thanks All,
It helps to know I'm not alone with this although I wish none of us had this problem, sorry FibroEllie coffee no longer works neither does tramadol I've maxd out on pain killers & none of them work any more but the hot water bottle works when it's really bad.
I find if I sleep during the day then it makes trying to sleep at night worse as for the Tempur mattress silvermaneuk I would love one & maybe one day I can get one but I lost my job due to Fibro although they used another excuse.
Thanks All it's great to hear from others who struggle with Fibro my wife & family think I'm just faking it & it great to know others care, one thing about this Fibro is very soon no buddy wants to know how your feeling & soon stop calling or coming over but it's great to know your out there.
Spaceshopper61 I use Melatonin & it helps & I sleep better with it then with out it & so does a friend of mine it's hard to get perscribed but It's worth a try.
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Re: Mornings

Postby FibroEllie » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:22 pm

I have a tens machine too. It's great for back pain, but I'm not sure how it would work on legs (mine has 4 pads). Sorry to hear the coffee doesn't work, I was hoping it'd help long term. I've just bought myself a. Folding walking stick, which I hope will help. I take tramadol, slow release and regular, as well as codeine and ibuprofen, I'm sure I rattle, but would welcome any other ideas.
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Re: Mornings

Postby Kalev » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:35 pm

HiFibroEllie,
I've thought of a tens machine but not sure it will work with me but I might give it a try as for tramadol I cant use it any more maxed out on it & it doesn't work any more nor do any any other pain killers. I have a walking stick which I use when I need it the best thing I've found is to just take it easy & take my time at last I can get up. As for pills I take only 15 a day now which is a lot better then the 29 I was taken thanks for replaying please keep in touch.
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Re: Mornings

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:44 pm

Ellie, my TENs machine also has 4 pads (2 channels) and I use it on my legs with no problems. If both legs are affected, I run stick 2 pads on each leg, run a cycle or 2, then move them around, run a cycle, and keep doing that for as long as I need. If one leg is worse, then it gets all 4 pads in the area, 1 or 2 cycles, then moved around as needed.

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