Sunday, February 10, 2013

Night Pain

Sunday, 3:30AM and I'm up, after about 4 hours sleep, with pain in my right leg. This seems to be becoming a regular thing except this time it was not accompanied by the need to go to the bathroom. It's interesting that this pain tends to favor the right where all of my previous pains had a tendency toward the left. I wish I could figure out the root cause of what aggravates it, especially if it has anything to do with how I am laying in bed. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of options for adjustment as I am unable to sleep on my sides or stomach at all, so I'm left with trying to figure out minor adjustments that I can make to sleeping on my back.

In some ways this feels like it's back to square one as this is how it all started before I was diagnosed. I would wake up in the night, in severe pain and have to walk around, stretch or whatever I could do to minimize the pain until the pain medication kicked in. Back then, it was Tylenol or Ibuprofen that would do the trick and it was when they no longer worked that saw me visiting the doctor on that Friday morning when it all started. Every pain that I've had thus far has been transient, happening for a while and then moving along to manifest in some new form. Hopefully this will be like the rest. It's entirely possible that hydration could be a factor here as well. I know that I didn't drink as much as I should have yesterday, but it was a Saturday which tends to mean that I felt like crap all day without any particular explanation. Hopefully once my Vicodin does its thing, I'll be able to get another 4 hours and wake up feeling completely different.

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever have any prior injuries that would aggravate it? Hmmm