Hi, I'm Carrie, just wanted to know if anyone had trouble sleeping with arthritis? I can't seem to get comfortable.
❤️ Oh yea! Pain meds, heating pad, pillows and muscle relaxer, and melatonin
Yep, I take pain med, Tylenol pm, have a weighted blanket and a heated mattress pad. Still takes me about an hour to get to sleep.
Oh, yeah, melatonin too
I'm having trouble getting comfortable and sleeping. My shoulders, elbows and hands hurt so much that I wake up crying. I'm on meloxicam and 1000 MG prescription alieve but it's not working. Need a new game plan. I have a dr appt in the morning.
So, I have pain in my left shoulder, left knee, and lower back, that I don't always notice. However if I eat a substantial amount of sugar it manifests in my knee especially. As for sleeping I do have some tricks, otherwise I would toss and turn and turn and toss! So, my best defense is to put an ice pack in a pillow case and position it in one of the trouble spots. Why a pillow case? It keeps the icepack from direct contact with your skin and it is easy to maneuver and keep in place. For instance, I like to lie on my side. I can easily position the icepack and take the rest of the pillowcase and tuck it into my pajamas which holds it in place. I have three trouble spots so if I wake up I just move it to a new spot. I don't know why, but having the ice in one place takes my mind off other discomforts. I will often use a heating pad or hit water bottle instead in similar fashion or in tandem with the ice packs. Gel packs actually. Usually I don't need any pain medication if any kind when I do this. I hope you can try it.
I should add that for the knee I stick an ice pack into a wide scarf and tie it into my knee. OR, if I am wearing pajamas I stick it in the leg and roll it up which keeps it in place.
Hit water bottle I meant to say. You need at least two good sized gel packs, so one is getting cold while you're using the other one. I have 4 because sometimes I use two at once. I am a pianist and if my hands get swollen or achy I will go to sleep hugging an ice pack in my hands. The more you can use natural methods for arthritis pain the better.
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