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Love when I can't sleep!

Dec 28, 2015 2:53 AM

Ahhhh!!! Right now is the worst time for me to not be able to sleep tonight! Now I will feel like poop tomorrow and I HAVE to work! I travel Thursday to see family and can't be in a flare. I am stressed.
WHY do our bodies not let us sleep sometimes with fibro and other chronic pain illnesses? Is this the sign of a flare?

Dec 28, 2015 3:23 AM

Anyone up? Not sleeping?

Dec 28, 2015 5:17 AM

Sorry Jess, was up with back pain until almost 12 and had to be awake at 5:30 something so yes I understand. Trying to tame this little monster this morning.

Dec 28, 2015 9:16 AM

I really hate this illness.

Dec 28, 2015 9:59 AM

Jesswoo, I read an article (I can't remember where right now) where it explains that people with Fibro and some other autoimmune issues cannot achieve a good night's sleep because our bodies very rarely allow us to get into REM sleep which is the restorative sleep we need to rejuvenate and recharge. Our sleep tends to be lighter and with pain upon moving, we wake up. I can't sleep in a bed so I have 2 recliners in my room. There are drawbacks to that as well.... Since there is no way to roll over or move around, you tend to be very still. It makes for a really rough morning because when I get up in so stiff that I can't take it!!! Hang in there, I know it's hard. Most of the time, I am up until between 4-5am and then fall asleep until about 7:30. I'm always tired. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that your day goes smoothly and quickly so you can get back home and rest. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 28, 2015 12:16 PM

I had trouble sleeping last night also. Hubby says I was coughing when I did finally fall asleep. Now hoarse- with sinus headache. Just when I was starting to feel better.

Dec 28, 2015 12:38 PM

Raven, I can't get rid of my cold either. Now it's headed into my chest and my entire back for some reason feels like I'm getting stabbed by sharp knives and sliced by razors

Dec 28, 2015 2:03 PM

I have had 3 nights in a row with waking up every two to three hours all night long. It gets so frustrating. Alwayz that doesn't sound every good be careful it doesn't turn into peumonia. That would be terrible. Love, prayers and hugs sent your way .

Dec 28, 2015 5:50 PM

Jesswoo, i cant tell you if this is a flare starting or not, u can say it is the fibro & chronic pain

I haven't had a full nights sleep in years and it stinks. Last night I didn't fall asleep until 3:30 am and had to be up at 6 for work, I feel like a zombie.

Dec 28, 2015 6:29 PM

Sleep is so hard for most of us. When I can sleep 4 hours without waking, that's a good night for me. I've been coughing over a week. Woke up with zero voice today & very sore throat. Drove to ENT doc and have to go back for a scoping tomorrow. Ears clogging, ringing, dizzy, & coughing phlegm now. Crashed 2 hour nap today... I never nap except when sick or exhausted, both of which I am now. I pray you can sleep tonight Jesswoo! (((Hugs))) πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 28, 2015 8:08 PM

Honestly since my accident last year, I have rarely slept through the night. The only time I will is if I'm extremely tired or recovering from procedures. Otherwise no. 5-6 hours is the max, which for me is never enough.

Dec 28, 2015 8:21 PM

Ugh I hate the 5-6 hours if sleep even meds well unless ibmix meds like my lyrica nortyphidone and tramadol. And even then its only 7-8 hours ..and probably vnor safe to do. But I get so tired I just want to sleep

Dec 28, 2015 8:43 PM

Newfibrogirl, what is nortyphidone?

Dec 28, 2015 8:44 PM

Oh its probably misspelled but its what i take for sleep. It's supposed to help me get to the REM sleep stage. But it rarely works

Dec 28, 2015 8:58 PM

Ahhh... I take Restoril (any sleep meds I have taken helps put me to sleep but I don't stay asleep. I usually get between 1.5-3 hours when I do sleep. I'm always tired.πŸ’•

Dec 28, 2015 8:59 PM

Yes..I think if I could at least get a good sleep I could handle the pain a little better. Just a little

Dec 28, 2015 9:10 PM

I feel the same way!! I've had conversations with my Mother and has said that I could probably cope better if the anxiety and depression weren't so bad and if I wasn't so freakin' tired all the time. I know right where you're at. I hope you sleep tonight along with the rest of my peeps!!πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 28, 2015 9:12 PM

Sadly it's not looking good but I'm still hopeful. I've take. The Trinity i spoke of earler and the pain is still trying to punch through plus I feel like eating g it'd like a stress response where I just can't stop eating . so I'm hoping I'll call asleep In a while.

Dec 28, 2015 9:15 PM

That sucks, I get that too. What a pain in the ass!!! All you want to do is sleep and when you can't, your brain is telling you to eat any good stuff that's not nailed down!! Hate it😑

Dec 28, 2015 10:52 PM

Hi all, I'm newly diagnosed with Fibro but been suffering for years. Sleep has gotten worse and worse, which make fatigue worse. Found that sleeping with a heat pad on low helps. Also, I've found that I can take cat naps in the afternoon and feel a little refreshed. Have to be careful though, otherwise sleeping at night is nearly impossible.

Dec 28, 2015 11:14 PM

Welcome cajen..try starting a new topic so we all can get to know you. You'll find we are all here to listen and support. No judgement here at all. Feel free to share any information or insite you have as we do the same.

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