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Old 03-10-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
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Back spasm pain as waking up.

I haven't had a back spasm for about a month now. This morning when my husband came to tell me goodbye for some reason I was startled out of my sleep and my back really tightened up and it was really painful. It still hurts a little from that happening. It was like my body was in panic mode and my muscles were contracting from it. It scared me and my husband. I was pretty loud about it. Has anyone else had this happen?

 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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Hi Kari, I am still having spasms after surgery, and when I am asleep or almost asleep, and something startles me , then yes I get a spasm. I will be glad when this is over. Not much pain from surgery, but the spasms are are no fun. Valley

 
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:57 PM   #3
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Yeah it was really strange. It almost doesn't seem real but that pain sure felt real. My husband said when he came in and touched my arm to wake me I screamed really loud which I do not remember. The cat meowed and looked all scared. The part I remember is having the back spasm and then going owwwwie owwwwie. I have never screamed before when he came in to wake me and say goodbye. I must really be on edge or something.

 
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are you still on pain meds? that could be a contributor to being startled too. Valley

 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #5
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I take one Voltaren before bed at night. Other then that I take two aspirin during the day. I don't really know how strong Voltaren is really. I do know that if I take it during the day I feel a little out of it. It makes me feel like I have tunnel hearing a little. Last time I took it during the day I was at work and there were people talking on the other side of the cubicle wall and I could not really follow what they were saying. Normally I can understand everything they are saying. I could hear the people on my side of the cubicle wall fine though. I'll probably be able to stop taking it soon but I may as well just finish out the bottle if I only take it at night.

 
Old 03-21-2005, 01:50 AM   #6
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Re: Back spasm pain as waking up.

[QUOTE=Kari7171]I haven't had a back spasm for about a month now. This morning when my husband came to tell me goodbye for some reason I was startled out of my sleep and my back really tightened up and it was really painful. It still hurts a little from that happening. It was like my body was in panic mode and my muscles were contracting from it. It scared me and my husband. I was pretty loud about it. Has anyone else had this happen?[/QUOTE]

Hi, I'm not a big poster, but I've got that problem too. I sort of dread waking up in the morning. Even when I wake up in the middle of the night to change my position, my back spasms. It is often accompanied with lower back pain that feels as if it is pulsing, while my whole back spasms. I have the idea that it's because of being in one position for the whole of the night. It doesn't seem to matter if I sleep on my side (I'm a side sleeper) or on my back, or wether I use hard or soft pillows. I've got an appointment with my PM next week, so I'm really eager to bring this up.

I'm on 80mg of Avinza (24 hour time-release morphine) with no BT at the moment. It often feels like I need a BT just to get out of bed most mornings, so I've been relying on Ibuproferin a bit too much, although it doesn't feel like it's doing much.

I think I have a form of Arthrogryposis (my doctors have long disagreed on this). I had a slipped disk in my neck fused in 2002 that ended my pain, as well as relieved the pressure on my spinal cord. I've had surgeries on both hands, both feet, one knee, my chin and, in my nose (crooked septum). I had a hernia of some sort when I was very young (can't remember which kind at the moment). Scans/tests show that all of my bones are weak/troubled, and I've got osteoperosis. I also have severely bad asthma and rely on my rescue inhaler way too much.

 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:08 AM   #7
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Re: Back spasm pain as waking up.

Thankfully I have not had a back spasm since that time it happened when I woke up. I am sorry that you are having problems with it. It is really the worst pain I have ever had. I seem to be getting better all of the time. This morning I have not had any pain pills at all and I does hurt but not that bad. I almost feel like I could go without today. I am down to taking about 2 or 3 extra strength aspirin a day. I can't walk much really though. I went to the mall with my husband yesterday and I lasted about 1/2 hour until it started to really hurt.

 
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