I have severe dics pain in my neck and bone spurs. I have tried everything pain killers and it makes me not sleep and anxious. Sould it make you sleep at night
Does oxycontin help you sleep?
Question posted by shelby777 on 26 April 2011
Last updated on 26 July 2012 by johnnydeere
when i was on oxycontin, it made me awake and be able to function with no pain, i loved it, i could get everything done without that dopey feeling, now im on oxy neo and i hate it cause it makes me sleep all the time so your answer is it keeps you awake, my doc prescribed clonazapam so that i could sleep, when i was on oxycontin, sure wish i could still get that.
With any medication we can respond uniquely and if sleep is your goal and it isn't working, then time to talk with your health care provider.
When we get our muscles relaxed and tension levels down - which we can do naturally - then often times pain levels drop and we can sleep since those tension patterns have decreased.
Since 1680, we've known that pandiculatons can bring muscles to rest... this according to the founder of clinical medicine. Today there are systematized pandiculations known as somatics exercises which get the brain to reduce tension patterns and allows things as the neck to adjust more easily towards comfort.
The brain can create more powerful chemicals when we learn how to access them and practice.
I would agree with the first person who posted who said it may make you drowsy,but in my case(and I've been on almost every narcotic pain killer you could think of M.S Contin,Oxycodone,Vicodin,Duragesic,& now Dilaudid . The only one I haven't tried is Opana) but with me they have the exact opposite effect,I can't sleep!! I take Temazapam 30mg(a benzodiazepine if that's an issue with you) but it really HELPS,not makes me sleep by clearing my mind of just everything & anything I start thinking of. Another nice thing that's kind of of the same,but to mr it's different is that it doesn't make me tired or drowsy. I take it an hour or so before I'm planning on going to bed & it allows me to fall asleep,stay asleep, & not wake up early.
Before I found Temazapam I would have an unbelievable time falling asleep & I would wake up in the middle of the night and wake up early(6:00A.M or earlier) & I'm disabled & in pain a lot of the time so it would make for long days(And nights before I found that drug. Another thing is that when you wake up you don't feel "hungover" or tired from it. I don't know how bad it is for you but for me I was still working at the time & it made it really difficult to have to go to work very tired & not sleeping except for a few hrs. a night was no fun! I don't know if this is helpful to you but as I said I all the pain meds I tried kept me awake,I hope yours either go away or you find something as I did. Good luck. P.S if you do find this helpful,please check that you did. Thank you. Jeremy.
Just wanted to share that Oxycontin makes some people, like me, anxious a bit and wide awake. It keeps me from sleeping. We all react differently, but just my experience. If it helps with the pain, then it may help you sleep better.
You don't say where you have bone spurs, but they are typically around the heels of your feet and sometimes on the spine. Suggest you try all non-pharmaceutical options first, and only rely on drugs as a last resort or adjunct. For example, (1) purchase a chiropractic pillow that supports your neck; (2) sleep on a firm quality mattress or futon to support your skeleton; (3) buy soft rubber inserts for the heels of your shoes, if that's where you have spurs (4) don't drink coffee after midday, limit alcohol, limit chocolate, limit sugar-laden foods, (5) have a camomile tea or other non-caffeine warm drink before bed (6) take a long warm shower immediately before bed to settle your muscles and ease the pain (7) try playing a meditation tape softly to help you clear your mind of stress, (8) and try to swim now and then or do some gentle exercise to strengthen your core muscles that support your spine. Of course, I would also suggest a good physiotherapist.
Avoid codeine, but you might find a couple of paracetamol (e.g. Panadol) will take the edge off the pain long enough for you to get to sleep. Works for me. good luck
its not a sleep medication but a pain medication, it can cause drowsiness, but won't help you sleep unless it can take the pain away then maybe it will help you sleep. a good sleep medication i found and i have tried them all dalmaine works the best. it's an old formula but it's cheaps and has a long half life it works really well. hope this was helpful.
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