Re: Lower back pain only when sleeping
Hi - I certainly don't want to minimize your pain, but have you considered another type of mattress? I used to feel like I'd been beat up during the night --- my back hurt, I was sore all over and couldn't sleep either. At the time I had a water bed--ugh. We then went to a pillowtop mattress and that didn't work either. We ended up with an airbed, with dual controls so I can have my side as soft/hard as I want without bugging hubby. I don't feel the soreness anymore.
Something else I hope you're doing is putting pillows under your knees when you lay down -- this helps reduce the curvature in the lower back and stabilizes the spine. If you sleep on your side, put the pillows between your knees then too. Sleeping on the stomach is very hard on the back.
I hope your doc has ordered an MRI or CT-Scan of the spine. Just assuming you have something isn't enough. Ask for some tests. If you've already had them, well maybe he's on target but it was my belief that Fibro is felt in many other parts of the body too --- not just the back.
I wish you much luck!! It's rough when you can't get a good night's sleep. God Bless. Peace, LeeEllen