The other night I woke up out of a dead sleep with such horrible hip knee and ankle pain they felt like they were gonna EXPLODE!!! It was the first time I have ever had that happen to me and thank god my fiancé was by my side he rubbed my joints and it helped for a little while till it started all over again ugh!!! I give him an A for effort though lol!!
Have you talked to your doctor about this? Do you have pain in these areas during the day? I wake up due to hip and shoulder pain on the side I'm sleeping on. Nothing as severe as what you experienced though..
I have the same issues as Trisha. I wake up with pain (esp. My hip) on which ever side I have been sleeping but not as severe as you described. Sometimes I have to get up and walk it off before I can get comfortable again . But I don’t sleep much anyway. Just make sure your leg is warm and pink…
I too have a lot of hip pain at night on the side I sleep on. Nice to know I am not unique:)
I have pain on both sides. Had a Tempurpedic mattress and had to get a Sleep number to reduce pressure points. That helped. I get injections in my hips, that helps too!
So sorry to hear you deal with this too- sleeping on a heating pad helps most nights and I also sleep w/ a pillow between my legs- I am on some muscle meds, but I think eating a banana a day helps more w/ my muscle pain than anything else! If possible, try something w/ some potassium the next time (along w/ heat and massage!). I sympathize with you!
I was having such horrific pain at night that I couldn't turn over in my sleep. I have a memory foam mattress which I just love. Trying to turn would wake me up. So, I just stayed in one position all night and payed for it when I got up in the morning.
I am in the pain management program now.
- My physical therapist told me to roll to my side and sit up in one motion when getting out of bed in the morning. Voila, I don't have getting up pains.
- The doc has me take one oxycodone each night at bedtime.
- I have no problem turning over at night which helps with the morning stiffness too.
I don’t go back to my rhumatologist until November 18th ugh!! I am very medication sensitive so I have to be very careful as to what I take. Pain meds usually have the adverse effects on me so I try to stay away from them since I have a hard enough time sleeping as is. I have 600mg Motrin and it helps sometimes but not others just depends. I also suffer from sever migraines that get very bad when I’m in a flare : ( I can go 3 days straight with one. My mom has asked how do I even function when I get them like that the only thing I can tell her is I’m so use to it that I just kinda deal with it. Kinda hard to stop and lay down when u got 2 girls that depend on you. My oldest daughter has ADHD and needs constant guidence and help specialy with school work so how do I even have time to deal with a migraine or the constant pain I’m in!!
Oh boy!, that pain is sooooo bad and I sometimes have this problem about 2-3days in a week! My doctor has referred me to a doctor that specialize in this, almost 1year having this and trying to say sane has come to the end, it hurt so bad-I have been sleeping with my heating pad (which is the 2nd one), it works for a moment then it is back to the drawing board!! Nothing works , Pian pills I don’t take often, they only put me to sleep and the pain is Evernote worst when I wake up and start moving around. So this has to be taken care of soon , said to my doctor or I got to move in with him so he can fix the pain when it happens , we both laughed!! People just don’t understand , what goes on with Living with Lupus. Hope soon you will be able to feel better…Beverly L.