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Hi All (new member),
Had my first Epidural on Friday (5 days ago) and ever since then I have really struggled to sleep. Firstly, I don't actually feel tired until the early hours, and secondly finding a comfortable position is impossible - if I lay on my back, within 10 seconds my foot and calf are experiencing pins and needles/tingling and the whole leg just feels generally uncomfortable, but I have been unable to find a sleeping position that is comfortable.
What I'd like to know is...
-Whilst sleeplessness is commonly mentioned as a side affect, there doesn't appear to be any length of time stated - for those who experienced it also, how long did it last? And does anything improve it, including medication? (I have never struggled with sleeping, sleep like a log, even pre-epidural when the sciatica was really bad I could still sleep laid on my back).
-Again, similar to sleeplessness, for the vibrating/tingling sensation in foot and overall uncomfortable feeling in leg, how long have others experienced these for post-epidural?
Whilst the epidural has cleared 90% of pain, the affect on my sleeping is really starting to take its toll.
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