I’m finding lack of pain control in the middle of the night is preventing me from getting a full night’s sleep. I’m fine during the day although the stiffness in my back and side is always present. I’m gradually increasing the amount of walking and activity at home. I take rests when I need them, sometimes having a short sleep after lunchtime. I’m following the medication directions I’ve been given although my GP suggested I should try to reduce the amount of morphine gradually. The morphine leaves a rather unpleasant taste in my mouth and I feel nauseous so I’m rather happy to do this.
I’m using a triangular pillow wedge to keep me more upright at night but I’m generally waking about 2.00am and sleeping or dozing until 5.00am. I generally give up then and make tea and breakfast about 6.00am. I’m beginning to feel very weary and I’ve been wondering if there are any different pain killers I might take in the depths of the night so that I can get a decent sleep.
I’m pretty sure I should be asking advice from my GP but it’s just such a hassle trying to speak to someone when you’re not feeling up to much.
Any comments very welcome please.