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I Have Been In So Much Pain It Prevented Me From Sleeping

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 295 People

    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Sciatica type pain after a really heavy shift

    at work :( I think most people will have experienced this at some point in their lives though
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Tonight is one of those nights...

    Unfortunately true, a great deal more frequently than I would care to admit.  I have a chronic illness, an ANS disorder, and so I spend much of my time feeling quite sick.  Tonight is one of those nights...  I am lying on bed alone, in too much pain to sleep...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    When I was really little,

    like 8 or 9, I sprained my leg in gym class pretty bad. I limped all day and was able to elude most of the pain, but when I went to bed, whenever I'd try to roll over or change my sleeping position (which happens a lot, I tend to move around a lot before I go to sleep) it would...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Nov 15

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    Last Night and Then Some...

    With 3 nights of 5 hrs of sleep since Monday (fri now) I am getting -really- tired and wish I wasn't alone this early morning. God Damned Endometriosis and Loneliness plus empathetic pain plus nobody to hold on to.... *sad sighs*
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    One time I had a sinus infection

    that was putting pressure on one of my tooth nerves or something. I was staying at my grandma's house and ended up sleeping sitting up on the couch because it helped some. Talk about miserable.
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 15

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    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Dec 4

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    No Comfortable Position

    I've been in so much pain that I was unable to sleep, all I could do was toss and turn and groan because there was no spot that felt okay.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    I Hurt So Much It Feels Like I've Been Cut In Half

    tears   i woke up and the pain is so bad i'mlosing my mind. i was dx w pudendal nerve entrapment. i fell while carrying a too heavy pack on a backpack trip and pain changed my life so much. surgery didn't help and made me worse bc now theres a weird numb feeling besides...
    kerria101 kerria101 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2009

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    Somehow, thankfully, I'm able to sleep.

    I had a hip injection to help relieve pain. I won't have the full pain relief for a few days but I'm so tired from the injection process it's making me sleepy... Have a good nite all!!
    Kelloggs207 Kelloggs207 31-35, F Jul 2

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    Emotional and Physical

    Emotional happens all the time.  It doesn't always have to be pain to prevent sleep though, confusion, questioning can do it too.   But on the physical pain factor yep I've been awake all night in pain before with a toothache.  I did everything took asprin...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Nov 16

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    Sun Burn

    I go to the tanning salon every other day to treat my vitiligo (because I don't have health insurance and this is the only way to get concentrated UV light) Anyway... on one if my sessions, I guess I was too aggressive and got a really bad sunburn inbewteen and underneath my...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Sep 12, 2009

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    Cramps, Kidney Infection, M...

    Cramps, Kidney Infection, Muscle Tension It all sucks.
    OldnDaysinSF OldnDaysinSF 22-25, F Sep 12, 2009

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    The pain I have been feeling is from stress,

    anxiety and panic attacks. When my wife said she wanted a separation I lost all control. From running in and out of the bathroom, no sleep, hard to breathe, lightheaded, dizzy and lack of concentration. Sometimes I feel like I am going to have a heart attack. Have lost almost 28...
    Cnfsddad Cnfsddad 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I Was Born With A Disability And Now I've Had Knee Reconstruction. Sleep Is So Elusive.

    I know my pain is relative. I've never been in a horrific car accident, given birth or lived with something like brittle bones.But it's been 2 months and 3 days since I slept through the night. It is slowly driving me mad.I was born with Cerebral Palsy, but I walk. The downside...
    Dottie90 Dottie90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    Missing My Airman

    When my boyfriend left for boot camp, I felt so alone....like I was left with nothing. The lack of communication caused me so much pain. I started wondering if I'd ever see him again or if the military would change him so much that he wouldn't want me in his future anymore. I...
    usafsweetheart usafsweetheart 18-21 3 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    I'm up thinking right now.

    When your out of options, and you can't take anymore. Just give JESUS one chance. Let him carry your burden. I was sooo stressed out over school. I was sad and upset about it. I prayed to GOD so hard and I trusted him. I went to school the next day and my teacher ended up...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    The Night Before

    i am scheduled to get my wisdom teeth out in the AM. i cant sleep now the pain to too much. i dont know what to do with myself. i feel like i want to scream and just rip them out RIGHT NOW!! i am so tired... i just want to sleep.
    MelodyAnn MelodyAnn 22-25, F 1 Response May 13, 2008

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    Thanks, Fibromyalgia.

    I can't sleep most nights, to be perfectly honest. I stay sore, and it seems to get worse when I lie down in my bed. Thanks to fibromyalgia, every pressure point on my body aches when I lie on a bed. I toss and turn restlessly for hours because no matter how I lie, some part of...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Emotional That Felt Physical

    i was so hurt from what a person had done/said to me in the past & present that my torso started to hurt. it had felt like every memory/moment of that equaled one deep cut into my soul (to me) that i felt in my torso. i couldnt stop thinking about all of it...
    gardenbeauty gardenbeauty 22-25, F Sep 13, 2009

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    When I broke two of my toes,

    when I almost fractured my foot and when I had a jaw problem called TMJ which made my jaw pop and crack every time I opened my mouth.
    n1amh n1amh 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Let's see...jumped out of a plane.

    Manses wrong. Shortly after an idiot ran a red light and hit me head on. 4 discs are gone and I have pain 24/7. I also messed up both shoulders. Both ankles reconstructed. Did I mention I was 20 at the time? Yeah, shut up about pain, you have no idea!
    H00rah H00rah 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    When I was in secondary school,

    I was 14 at the time. I was standing outside of my class and I was trying to get in and there was a bunch of people on the other side of the door pushing it closed, my thumb on my right hand somehow slipped to grip the door and they a managed to push it **** and totally squash...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 15

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    I pray to god to take away this emotional pain. It hurts.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Dec 9

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    Talking may help. I keep wanting to seek counseling but something is holding me back. My ex husband was a binge drinker and was cold and emotionally abusive and with held affection...
    Messybutbeautiful Messybutbeautiful 31-35 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    A few days ago, I hurt so badly that I needed help to make it through the day, so I emailed the following to some of my closest friends. I hope and pray that each of you that has...
    UncleEkipS UncleEkipS 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    Once again I find myself as an inpatient at a psych ward. I have been under a lot of stress the last two weeks as there are projects to finish and exams coming up soon. I had been...
    lisa7 lisa7 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I am almost 40 years old and have been dealing with horrible headaches for 16 years now. I have tried all kinds of doctors, treatments, medications, even various surgeries...
    JunieMarie JunieMarie 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Yeah I have been in hell. I have had my life taken away from me and sent into hell for 3 yrs and it took 5 yrs after just to cope. Dehumanized, captive, mentally tortured...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Again, excuse the awkward wordings to get around the censors, but it won't let me post this story without them. I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I have been told a lot that I have beautiful eyes. They're green. I'm heavier...so hell. at least I have that going for me.:)
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Happens to me a lot, I developed early and have been seeing lots of extra attention since
    Kristenbispanked Kristenbispanked 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well, it's official people. I have been cheated on. That girl I was dating; I found out today from one of her friends that she had slept with someone on Friday. I confronted her...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Several times and it doesn't really bother me. It fact I think it is kind of funny when it happens. One of the funniest times happened when I was 16 or 17 years old. I grew up in...
    roastedacorn roastedacorn 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been there quite a lot of times usually on my way to the Airport from somewhere else. before 9/11 there was a convenient left luggage at Grand Central where I could leave...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Nov 26

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    i mean sometimes i actually think i might have been born in wrong era or century, there's so much around which is clearly not good, there's so much pace in everything, everyone is...
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I have been fat since I was in the 3rd grade. My family has a weight issue on both sides..that's not an excuse...but it does make it a little more likely that I WOULD be oveweight...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am an Australian 100% every body I know keeps saying I have a sexy voice even from females I don't know what to really think about this because I don't think much of my voice
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I don't know where to begin. Do u remember the first time we talked? I do. It was back at eminence in late 2013. Economics classes. It's like some twisted law of fate, I think I'm...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F Nov 29

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    Me and my twin have been through so much together it's not even funny she's my bestie for life. But she puts her bf's before me I'm always there when she needs me but lately she's...
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Dec 1

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    2, both female. I've had 2 different cyberstalkers in my internet lifetime. They were both female and both under the age of 25. Stalking is a very serious thing. Cyberstalkers are...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 4 days ago

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    There have been a few occasions in my life when I learned how s%xual a woman can be to a man... Unfortunately in my case it started with my father. I remember doing gymnastics...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    There have been a few occasions in my life when I learned how s%xual a woman can be to a man... Unfortunately in my case it started with my father. I remember doing gymnastics...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have been dressing from time to time since I was 7. However, the last three years it has been most if the time. About three years ago I started wearing panties, pantyhose, and a...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M 5 Responses Dec 1

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    It's been a difficult year. There have been some low lows and I'm wondering when the highs are coming back. I've applied to 50 jobs as of February. I've been interviewed 10 times...
    msrani msrani 31-35, F Dec 5

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    I guess it's happened a couple times. The most recent: I work with the football team at my university. I'm pretty close with one of the coaches. He's not that much older than me...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Dec 11

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