I recently noticed when I sleep for crazy hours, sometimes 12 or more hours, I wake up to excruciating pain. I have amitripiline at night and OxyContin before I sleep.
Normally sleeping 8 hours or less I'm ok. Waking up taking my daily dose of OxyContin again.
I'm wondering whether it's the fact that after sleeping such long hours, my medication would have worn odd by then, hence waking up in excruciating pain. Wondering whether this is the cause of losing all my spoons in the morning,
After taking my meds, slowly I feel better, maybe an hour or two later I start feeling normal. Does this happen to you guys / gals? Or could it be something else causing me miserable pain while sleeping? I have sleep apnea but I use a cpap machine so I don't think it's the apnea that is causing me the problem.
Octobot, I don't ever get to oversleep so I couldn't really tell you. I'm a chronic insomniac and sometimes I sleep only one hour in the night and then I'm up. It catches up after a 2-3 weeks and then I sleep like the dead for 10-12 hours and wake up in agony and so totally exhausted that it jump starts my anxiety and then I'm in for a really bad day.
Hi octobot. .. i have RA and i wake up like that every morning. .like someond beat me with a baseball at while i was sleeping. . Some times it takes hours before I feel like I can move normally ..due to being idle for so long I stiffen up .. its gotten better with the new meds but before that did buy an adjustable bed so that i could sit up first and take my pain meds first thing. I also tried not taking pain meds before bed and that helped too except if im in a lot of pain I cant sleep so its a no win situation. . But yes i always hurt in the morning : (
Octobot, it could be that the extra time sleeping is causing your body to seize up, therefore triggering extra pain. That it eases off over the following hours suggests it could be that, or an absence of paink killers in your system. I wake up with pain every day. The biggest reason is I don't move much in my sleep. That combined with a lack of pain killer is unpleasant at best. Hope you find the answer. P.
Wow..you guys have very serious issues. PJB, I think you summed up what I was thinking that was happening to me. Extra hours seizing up and not enough meds in my system.
As for others, alwayz and linda....I feel for both of you. I know what it feels like going through days without sleep. I'm just so happy with my meds combo that I feel some normality. I know it is near impossible for you guys to reach my level, but I do hope people like you guys with a good heart have good Karma one way or the other. Thanks for the advice and experience you've shared with me.
Thanks Octobot!! That's very kind of you. I find that my therapy is really coming here and helping others as much as I can. I feel if I can give someone some advise, encouragement, understanding, sympathy, love or company, it makes me feel better to have been able to do that. If that is my new mission in life, so be it. I've met many wonderful people such as yourself and have formed some very special friendships. I never feel alone and always like to be available to help.
Hi Octobot - so glad you have a good combo that gets you to a more normal level. For me the morning stiffening is a symptom/side effect of rheumatoid arthritis like pjb i dont move alot when i sleep so my joints more or less seize up. Being idle for that long isn't good for RA suffers but we need our sleep too lol .. ive been on the insomnia side also and id rather be stiff as a brick board for 3 hrs every morning than not be able to sleep for days on end .. it really messes with your head and body.