:''( Had a 1 level cervical discectomy at c4-5 a little over a week ago. Took myself off the pain meds and replaced them with extra strength tylenol 2 days ago. The problem is, I can't sleep at night. Prior to comming off the oxycodone and diazepan I was waking up after about 5 hours. Now I am lucky if I get more than 3 hours of sleep at any one time. Seems as soon as I get into that nice relaxed state I start presnting restless leg (and arm) symptons. I plan on calling the surgeon on Monday. But here it is at 4:30 AM once again and I am finding myself comletely frustrated. Before the surgery it was the pain keeping me up all night. I was on pain meds for about 10 days prior to finding out I needed surgery, and then had surgery immediately because the disc herniation caused my left arm to become paralyzed.
Anyway, anyone know why every time my body starts to relax I get the ithcy creepy crawly feelings all through my legs and arms? It really is so severe it wakes me up and then repeats itself over and over. The only thing that stops it is to just get up.
I am absolutely exhausted!