Originally Posted by 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?
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.