I am new to this, I have not been sleeping well for the past two or three months. I wake up with so much pain in my hips that I have to get out of bed. I also have been getting a lot of leg cramps too. I am not on any meds other than Zoloft and nortriptylene, and an occasional lorazepam for sleeping. I also should tell you that I have thyroid cancer, diagnosed in 2004, I had my thyroid removed and I am on synthroid 150 mg. I have an appointment with my rheumatologist the 31st. But I need to get some sleep, I can't nap during the day, as I care for my husband who is in a wheelchair, has emphysema and also is an alcoholic. No time for me to be sick I guess!! I do walk my dogs a mile in the morning and again in the afternoon, so I think I am getting enough exercise. I guess I just want to know if anyone else wakes up during the night in severe pain???