Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oh my Aching!

The last two nights I've woken up multiple times in the night with a SORE neck!  There's pain in my shoulder, neck, and radiating down my arm and down my back.  NOT fun!

I have no idea what I actually did to have this happen.  I haven't done anything unusual and I have the same bed and pillow I've used for quite a while.  This is such a drastic shift, ICK!

I ended up getting up at about 2am after going to bed near midnight and taking Tylenol and moving out to the recliner.  I also stole one of Mike's socks and filled it with rice and microwaved it for a few minutes.  I don't have a heating pad but I know that works!  It did, and I was able to sleep off and on for the rest of the night.

We looked at mattress toppers yesterday and pillows that are more forming but since I'm leaving before the crack of dawn tomorrow we didn't bother with anything right now.  Hopefully my sister's porch is more comfy than our bed! :)  I will be bringing my sock heating pad and some Tylenol just in case.

Wish I knew what I did so I could know what to avoid!

3 comments:

  1. candice pauloskiMay 26, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    For years my husband had the same pain, only when he lay down in our bed he would wake up all night with pain like yours. We tried all sorts of bed toppers and sleeping pills and physio, than a doc suggested taking one naproxen pill before bed and he has never had pain since. Its like a stronger iproprohen and you get it by prescription and it has no side effects. I seriously cried when he started sleeping again. Hope that helps, blessings!

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  2. Sounds like it may be a cervical (neck) disk

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neckinjuriesanddisorders.html

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  3. Try to focus on your posture. And stretch your neck from side to side. Those work best for me. Feel better!

    Erin

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