I feel so bad for you! I wake up from pain all the time now too, I'm on opiods and have been for about 5 years, I think my meds need to be increased or rather changed to something else for awhile, and then go back to what I take at lower doses and work back up again, if that's how it works. I'm afraid to ask for that, I would maybe be in more pain for awhile, or maybe never get back what I take now which helped a lot up until recently. either I'm too used to it or the pain has increased. So I can't sleep long either and am doing less and less again. And I've gained 10 lbs back in the last 6 months, when I started pain meds, I actually lost 30 lbs as I was active again. But I don't have all the children you have to raise and all that care to give to others. I envy you, the children, but not your inability to do what you want to for them, my heart feels for you. I hope someone can help you find relief from pain!View Thread
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