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Insomnia and pain

Apr 20, 2017 8:47 PM

Had health issues back/leg pain since I was 8. Docs always told me it was growing pains, at 17 I was in so much pain I was on dyhracodeine (rare for docs to prescribe it here for someone young) at 24 I had a 2 kg cyst on my ovaries that ended up necrotising Facitiis, my left side of my abdomen was cut up and cleaned out.was in a coma for 5 days. Since then I have had so many more problems, Docs just keep giving me more medication but reading up on fibromyalgia I learned tramatic surgeries like I had can bring it on, any one else had theirs brought on my a tramatic event? My current doc does believe in fibromyalgia. I meet pretty much all the symtoms. Sorry for the long post but good to finally have people to talk to about this x

Apr 20, 2017 8:48 PM

Insomnia tonight again! In lots of pain too x

Apr 20, 2017 8:50 PM

I don't get a lot of sleep either I stay awake all night then sleep till dinnertime

Apr 20, 2017 8:53 PM

Usually lasts a few days at a time with me, 1 night with 1/2 decent sleep then back to insomnia again. I sometimes manage a couple hours after dinner. X

Apr 20, 2017 9:10 PM

I've been suffering with insomnia for a couple years, I would have a night or two with no sleep or at the most 2 hours, then after a couple nights like that I would sleep most of the day and night of the next 24 hours and then it would repeat. It's really frustrating to be so exhausted and not be able to sleep or feel rested. I just recently started taking Ambien for it. It helps, I now am able to get about 5 hours a night. Have you tried taking anything?

Apr 20, 2017 9:14 PM

I have tried over counter remidies, relaxation techniques, massage, not sleeping during the day but nothing really helps, doctor appointment not for another 4 weeks (hard to get appointment) x

Apr 20, 2017 9:16 PM

I tried tramadol first but it didn't work for me. It works great for my mother in law. I hope you are able to get something to help you. I know how it feels to not be able to sleep.

Apr 20, 2017 9:19 PM

Thanks, i tried tramadol but ended but with 5 day migraine, I was going insane. Unfortunately I have had bad reactions to a few meds and allergic to ibuprofen and diclofenac so doc not happy to prescribe more than i already take, thanks hoping this spell of insomnia is a short one x

Apr 21, 2017 4:19 PM

I am working on a week of insomnia and I think I am going crazy. Pain and anxiety have skyrocketed and I just want some sleep.

Apr 21, 2017 9:21 PM

Day 4 of insomnia, anxiety slightly higher than normal. Pain off the scale ATM waiting on painkillers kicking in. Hope it passes for you soon Joilee x

Apr 21, 2017 9:27 PM

In your case you had multiple traumatic events. Not just the surgery but the necro sends your body into a crisis as well. It sounds like your body might have responded to trauma but your body also may naturally since childhood have an immunity problem.These immunity problems can have a way of creating chronic pain/chronic illness on a cellular level, I've read.

Apr 21, 2017 9:29 PM

P.s. I wish everyone some sleep! 🙏 I know I never get any!

Apr 21, 2017 10:46 PM

Just read back my original post in my foggy brain, i said my doc believes in fibromyalgia what I meant to say was he does not believe it's a condition and there are other explanations x

Apr 21, 2017 10:49 PM

Oh my gosh yes. My fibro was definitely brought on by trauma. No doubt in my mind. In retrospect, I've had symptoms for as long as I can remember. A series of traumas back to back turned it on overdrive.

Without taking nortriptyline, lexapro, and a good indica CBD rich strain, I cannot fall or stay asleep. I've found this to be the magic combo for me for sleep. Oh also if I drink kava tea once during the day and 2 teabags steeped for 10 minutes when I take my meds, I can get a good 9 hours with three perfect full sleep cycles -- if I've been consistent with ALL of those things, including having drank a bunch of water throughout the day, for at least a week.

Isn't it a full time job keeping up with ever changing symptoms and how to manage them?

Hope any of that helps someone, even a little bit.

PS - I am in a legal cannabis state, and I have a medical card.

Apr 21, 2017 11:04 PM

@Auna Then tell him to give you some good explanations! Sometimes I think all Dr.'s are good for is making you feel crazy! It took a couple of Doc changes and research of my own to get a decent diagnosis and treatment. Never give up!

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