At 3:00 A.M.different,awful pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by clueless, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. clueless

    clueless New Member

    I woke up this morning at 3:00 A.M. with the strangest most awful pain I have had. The arch of my left foot was on fire with pain and around my ribs,arms and the rest of my body. Brought me right out of bed!! I finaly got settled dowm a little and with klonopin in my system fell back into a restless sleep only to have a repeat performance in about an hour. I knew there was no more sleep for me so got up. I have had a bad day and am almost afraid to go to bed tonite. I have had ice on the arch of my foot which is still so painful. Not sure if maybe it should have been heat.Have an appointment with my new pain specialist tomorrow, surely hope I can make him realize how bad the pain is and hope I can keep him from getting that" she must be depressed look on his face" when I have to tell him that the pain pretty much encompassed all my body. They don`t want to hear that, he already thinks it is pheripheral neuropathy. Say a prayer for me, I just have to get through to a doctor how bad this pain is. I am 75yrs. old and am scared to death of what will happen to me if I should lose my husband, maybe end up in a nursing home and expect them to care for me and this pain which so many doctors don`t believe exists!! Life gets scary when you reach this age and hope and pray some doctor will listen to you , believe you and care for you. Sorry, this is so long but it has been a bad night and day
  2. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    that you are in such pain. I have not had that, and don't realy know what it might be other than just another gift from the Fibromyalgia fairy. But I do awaken every night between 1:30 and 3:30.
    Good luck with your doctor. I am a relatively new senior and am just beginning to experience the way people treat us. I am thinking of dying my hair! Do your inner organs hurt too? If they do, and you tell him, he can't attribute your pain to peripheral neuropathy, can he? Once again, good luck. What really helps me with doctors, is that I remind myself that, as I am paying them (or my insurance is, which is the same thing) they are really in my employ. Somehow it seems to enable me to give off a more authorative air and they seem to listen to me more when I do. Love, Terry
    p.s. Remember that we are with you.I pray that your visit will be both productive and pleasant.
    [This Message was Edited on 08/27/2003]
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I have to agree with you, the older we get the more we seem to fear the doctors, and life in general. Its truly ashame it has to be this way, one time older people were so revered, now a lot of the young people think we should be 'disposed' of :) We have enough to deal with, don't need the added stress.

    I have had the problem you just spoke of, and like Shirley said, it was because I did too much work the day before, and woke up with my whole body hurting to the point that I could not get out of the bed without yelling from the pain.

    Many nights I must have slept wrong, and the same thing would happen.

    Will keep you in my prayers, and pray that the doctor will LISTEN to you this time. I would just like to give some of these doctors a good 'shake' to wake them up to how badly we feel.

    You take care of yourself, and do not let the fear cause you stress. All is going to be fine, and your husband will be there with you for a long time to come.

    God bless hon,

    Shalom, Shirl