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Old 03-04-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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Am I crazy?

I am new to these boards but have enjoyed reading your posts. I have been looking for someone else that has a similar problem as mine. I sleep well in my recliner (don't laugh) but not in a bed, floor, or couch. I have no back pain when I wake up in my recliner but sometimes long to lie flat between cool crisp sheets but then I pay for it. I wake up and cannot move. My back is so sore and stiff I can barely get up. Any thoughts?

Old 03-04-2007, 04:12 AM   #2
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Re: Am I crazy?

Welcome to the board!! First off, your not crazy. Many a back suffers sleep in their recliners.

Have you had a spinal workup? MRI/CT Scan? If not, I would think that would be your next step. You can begin by your GP, spinal surgeon or neurologist.

Good luck and I am pulling for you.

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Old 03-04-2007, 09:09 AM   #3
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Re: Am I crazy?

Hi Terrapea

When i first had a herniated disc 2 yrs ago i stayed in a recliner for 9 months.
I couldnt sleep in bed at all an still have problems now!

So if you think you are crazy then i am too!!

I have lower back an buttock pain an when i do go to bed an get up in the morning i am really lob sided an it takes a while for me to straighten up.

Best wishes

Old 03-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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Re: Am I crazy?

I am another one with the same problem. I can sit comfortably in a recliner but bed is something else! I have a burning pain between my shoulder blades and I am taking Naproxen for it (I think you call it Aleve). Coming back to the vertical is is prolonged leaning forward. We live in the there is no close medical assistance. I have noticed it feels better after a hot shower. I have had this for 10 days and I am rapidly losing my sense of humour.

Old 03-05-2007, 03:31 AM   #5
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Re: Am I crazy?

I think we all find whatever works....thats not crazy

Old 03-05-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
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Re: Am I crazy?


Hi and welcome to the boards ,
I'd have to say that were all a little crazzy

I found sleeping in my recliner felt better on me to, I called and got a hospital bed that I could recline , so I got between the sheet's [/B][/COLOR]

Old 03-05-2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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Re: Am I crazy?

Is this the back pain forum or the psycho ward???

I had the same problem but had no recliner... had to sleep on the floor. Have any of you tried the tempurpeadic bed. I have one. It did not fix my pain, but definately helped. I got a cheaper knock off one from ****. I cant tell any difference with my moms "real" tempurpeadic and mine. I suggest laying down on one in a bed store for about 5-10 minutes.

Sorry if I sound like a salesman, but it really helped me.

Good luck,

Old 03-05-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
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Re: Am I crazy? are prob. crazy....Just kidding.

Recline Baby!!!....Recline!
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:59 PM   #9
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Re: Am I crazy?


Hi and welcome to the boards ,
I'd have to say that were all a little crazzy

I found sleeping in my recliner felt better on me to, I called and got a hospital bed that I could recline , so I got between the sheet's [/B][/COLOR][/QUOTE]
Thanks for the note! When my recliner wears out, I'll look into a hospital bed but I can't wrap my mind around that yet. But thanks for your reply

Old 04-03-2007, 08:50 PM   #10
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Re: Am I crazy?

You are not crazy at all. I slept in a recliner for almost two years. That was after buying a brand new mattress. I was still in pain in the recliner but it was much less. After surgery I rented a hospital bed for two months. Then I tried to sleep in my bed and no go. I tried a few times. I get a few hours sleep and then wake up in horrible pain. It feels like someone hit me in the back with a hammer. So I spent a lot of money I didn't really have and got an adjustable bed. It is much better but believe it or not I still wake up in pain some days. If I lay on my back all night in the adjustable bed no problems. But now I am starting to roll on my side or stomach and that is what is killing me. You would think I couldn't with the feet and head raised. My husband said I had my legs bent and crossed in my sleep the other night. I use to sleep like that years ago before surgery. Probably why I've been in horrible pain the past few days. My son sleeps exactly the same way. I tried to get reimbursed at least out of network but they held the claim for 6 months and now denied it when I questioned it. They say not covered. I'll appeal. I had to get a dual king so my husband and I each have our own twin bed pushed together. We each have our own controls. It costs $3999.00. I figured it was money well spent if it helps.

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