chronic pain, celiac disease, kidney stones, allergies, adhesion, acid reflux, IC and more. on pain meds, muscles relaxants, sleep meds and anti anxiety meds. im in my 30's. if I dont take them together. I can remain awake five days and nights straight and in pain, also hallucinating from lack of sleep. I get paranoid.
I dont sleep because of chronic pain issues + others. take my meds together. should I be afraid ?
- 14 Nov 2014 by dmhj
- 20 November 2014
- allergies, nephrolithiasis, anxiety, pain, gerd, chronic pain, sleep, chronic, muscle, kidney, disease
Added 14 Nov 2014:
isn't just about the sleep or others. I've had over 16 surgeries since I was 15. finding anywhere from adhesions to celiac diaeas, total hystersectomy and serious allergies. I grew up on peaches, my previous boyfriend/ now husband had to run me to the hospital. my throat was closed. listen all. I can only say im tired. leave it at that. nothing more to say. I cant have kids, I had a dog child that reaponded to my every mood ans knew when I was thinking something awful. she'd sing and then come put her head in my lap until my mood changed. she died right before my birthday. she had a full blown seizure in front of me. husband had just gone to work. I rushed and gave her the insulin. but, her demeanor said mommy its time. daddy got to come say bye at the vet and we both cried and held her till she went limp. the house isnt the same, neither am I or our marriage. we just fight and call names and I get adrenalin to get physical. my baby was the glue to us. got her after he got home from iraq. the seller had the same last name as us. it was a sign. thats my story, welcome to it. is there anymore fight left in me, physically or emotionally?
Added 14 Nov 2014:
ps. 2 surgical procedures coming up before thanksgiving to remove stones from both kidneys and place stints. ouch ! ! ! wish me luck.
So your taking Flexeril for muscle spasms, Vicodin for pain, Ambien for sleep, and Xanax for anxiety correct?
Is it necessary to take all these at the same time?
Xanax is written to be taken as needed usually is that the case here?
Over time Ambien can stop working, it worked great for me for 7 or 8 years then just stopped, so there are other medicine that can be given.. One that is very effective for sleep is Mirtazapine, it is an older drug that treats depression but is wonderful for sleep and is much safer when you take into consideration Flexeril.
Flexeril scares me to be honest.
If it was me and I have some of the same things going on with me also. I started take my Pain meds around 6am and would take my last one " if need around 5pm. Try to eating before 7 PM . Try taking your bloodpresser meds & Xanax about 45mins before going to sleep.
If that don't work , get out bed for alittle while and try again. This works for me :-) maybe it will help. Be well
I'm so sorry you're having such a difficult time. Last year I had to put my dog to sleep for advanced mammary cancer, it was one of the hardest thing I ever did. For 13 years she was.my baby, my best friend. Losing a beloved pet is a serious loss, give yourself time and permission to grieve. It makes it harder when you are having physical problems. But our minds and body are connected Maybe some grief therapy,group or even some volunteer work at the shelter. Find someone to talk with. I'm available for private questions. Take care of yourself.
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