What the hell is happening??

Skinny Keef
Skinny Keef Member Posts: 861
edited 4. Dec 2022, 13:11 in Living with arthritis

Last night I couldn’t lay down without more pain than normal in my back so much so I gave up trying to sleep around midnight and went down to the lounge and sat in my high back chair. Fell asleep sitting up and woke up about 4am absolutely freezing cold. Even though I’ve ridden a motorcycle across Europe in February I would say last night is the coldest I’ve ever felt.

A few days ago it was my neck that was causing all the trouble, now that seems to have calmed down and my back is so bad I can no longer lay down.

Feel like I’m falling apart.

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,686

    In answer to your header, @Keef , I'd say what's happening is arthritis. You did something to annoy your back and got payback ( No pun intended.)

    I'm lucky to have had few back problems, unless you count the neck. Once, when I did, I slept by piling four pillows on top of each other and slept sitting up leaning against them. It was surprisingly comfortable I just pulled the blankets right up. (Yes, we still do blankets. Mr S W will share anything except a duvet 😆 At least blankets ensure I get the odd one.)

    The nights have suddenly got cold and, if I can't sleep, as last night, I just get up, brew up, throw a dressing gown over me (no way could I drag it on over my nightie) and read while supping my cuppa. And taking some pain meds if I can, timewise. Then I go back to bed, usually able to sleep.

    I hope tonight will be better one for you.

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  • N1gel
    N1gel Member Posts: 160

    Yep, the last week or so I've woken up with freezing toes (after the first time I took to wearing thick woolly socks but no good) I've tried hitting them, squeezing them, rubbing them to no avail, I've never had this before and my upper body is toasty warm?

  • Skinny Keef
    Skinny Keef Member Posts: 861

    Yep me too as soon as my tram wears off, feet,especially the left one is freezing. 90 minutes after taking another dose they toasty warm again.

    Today my nerves are really playing up, involuntarily movements of my left leg. Guessing the nerves are compressed. Pain is worse than normal. I’m hoping it’s just a spurt but can’t help thinking it’s gone up a level.

  • N1gel
    N1gel Member Posts: 160

    Yep, got the compressed nerve thing as well, mine feels like a chilblain on steroids tho' - can't walk on it some days. Tried describing to a GP who said 'see a podiatrist'

  • Skinny Keef
    Skinny Keef Member Posts: 861

    The number of GPs that don’t get it is scary. I was lucky with mine, although she’s now retired, but being told to see a podiatrist is ridiculous. The problem is in your back not your foot.