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strakerstraker Posts: 1,829
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Sleep Problems
HI how many of you are woken up after only a few hours sleep .by your back /leg pain? i have found that just before i wake up .my legs start going all aver the bed.then my hands are rubbing my back then i get hot then i wake.i bad pain.{my wife told me about the things i do wilst i am asleep!}.its bad enough being in pain but having to change the bedding as well is an insult!.since my last op {nov 07} my health has gone down hill.my pain is 10x as bad and i only sleep for 2/3 hours every night.its driving me mad!!.anyone like this??? tonyx


  • wow, I hope that SCS works for you; what you described is pretty much the equal of stopping your meds, except I'm sure you're taking something.. You're 11 years into it so no advice from me other than to stay positive, know that there are always people on here who care if things like this are getting you down, and that you can always be happy, even in a bad situation. Hang in there!

  • Ditto on praying the SCS helps with this!
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  • I feel just like you do straker i can only sleep a few hours what i have been doing recently is. I will stay up till 5-6 am then sleep for 3-4 hours its the only way i can get in more than 2 hours of sleep. Maybe your doc can help you with sleepers. My doctor said there to addicting for me so unfortunetly ive never tried them. I havent had 5 or 6 hours of sleep in i dont know 4 or 5 months now. Hang in there man.
  • i sometimes go on a UK pain site its very good .and i asked the same question do you wake up hot and sweat? a lot of them did .it seams to be connected to your brain alerting you to a problem ..you wake up to attend to the problem.also most of us are taking oxycodone .one of the side effects is sweating..so its good that i am not alone with this one.!
  • Has happened to me on more then one occasion....The doc put me on AMbien along with amitryptiline.....Solved the problem the first night. Only problem is that a hurricane could roll through my bedroom and I wouldn't know it!
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  • "also most of us are taking oxycodone .one of the side effects is sweating..so its good that i am not alone with this one.!"

    That's why I like this site.
    I also have the same problem.
    I wake up drenched sometimes!
  • i am 9 weeks post-op from alif L4-L5 fusion with hardware and my sleeping is getting worse and waking up during the night also in major sweat but its mainly my lower body that is like that..is this what is common with everyone else?
  • will get up and sleep on the couch sometimes!! He says it's literally like sleeping in a sauna beside me, I'm all hot and sweaty and not in a good way... lol... I'm off the oxycodone, but am on amitriptyline, which may cause heating and flushing. Night terrors don't help either, but those have pretty much subsided, so I'm chalking it up to the ami, and yes, when it does wake me up, I'm in pain as well...
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • I sleep in spurts. About 3 to 4 hours at most, they I am up again. I SOAK the bed too, normally this tells me that I am in pain and need to take some meds. Once I do, the pain drops a little and I go back to sleep, but this can only be done by meditation, after 45 minutes or so, I am focusing on meditating myself back to sleep, that is the wording I use at that time.

    I have to use amitriptylene sometimes as well, it does force me into a deeper sleep, but I hate how it makes me feel the next day.

    I also have a script for other sleep med, that does not have side effects, but I don't use it much!

    When I was on Celebrex, I had bed soakings almost every night, since stopping it, I found it stopped somewhat. I am trying to find something to replace it, because I have bad arthritis in my hips and shoulders and it that is controlled, I get some better rest.

    Boy, -looking back at this, is it any wonder why I get a little nutty sometimes, no sleep and still trying to function.

    Hope your feeling better!
  • Good grief!! I have night sweat problems too. Not everyday, but I was associating them with perimenopause and those crazy hormones; maybe its also the pain/meds. I never made the connection. It certainly does suck to wake up in the middle of the night uncomfortable/in pain and soaked in sweat. However, we are not alone! Thank goodness for this site.
    I also noticed that lately I have been staying up later than usual because I know it doesn't matter when I go to bed, I still will only get a few real hours of sleep.
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