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Does weather REALLY effect our condition...

Vicky ODonnellVVicky ODonnell Posts: 25
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Chronic Pain
I thank GOD I came upon this site. Although very sad, it is a relief to know that "it is just not me" .
I am a human baramoter...Every day it is something new and more depressing.
We can only hope and pray that one day there may be a way to become pain free. a miralce within itself.

Last night I went to be at 9pm. Sleeping is just one of the many challenges I face everyday. I woke at 1:30 am with spasms, pain, charlie horses and excrutiating pain all over my body. Needless to say, I woke up not being able to move... yesrs ago I was an early riser, didnt waste a moment of the day. NOW, it takes me a good 1-2 hours to be able to function. my ability to focus and work have decreased over the past several years. I was recently told I have Fibro Fog!!! Had anyone ever heard of that?

I even lost weight, took out all glutens, all products with corn, cotton seed, carbs, junk food, anything and everything I thought would help. I recently went to Mexico and was amazed that other than the low back problems and pain I experience every day, I DID NOT have inflammatory pain or the feeling of being swollen with limited movement. What a miracle. I guess I now understand why most elderly ppl and those with arthritis head for warmer climates.

Nightmares are also a very odd addition to the incapability of sleeping. Does anyone else experience these? I think the ativan and zanaflex I am on are the #1 cause of the nightmares.. It seems to be the lessor of two evils.

I cant stand living like this...


  • I feel for you and a lot of what you're experiencing. ;(

    I take zanaflex and ativan too..though don't really get nightmares on a regular basis (weird dreams though..but not sure if that's just me!).

    And the weather def. affects me. Like today...it's cloudy and seems as though it may rain later. I am aching in my joints and just feeling sluggish. Ugh!!

  • We all complain of being human barometers! It comes with being a member of the Spiney Club.

    Any med that messes with the brain chemicals has the ability to cause vivid dreams and nightmares. I had incredible, long, involved dreams on gabapentin, of all things. They were so real that after I awakened, it would take me awhile to sort out what was reality and what had just been dreamed. Luckily the brain returns to "normal" when one goes off the meds.
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