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

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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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    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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    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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    Cramps, Kidney Infection, M...

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

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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 Nov 16

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    I had an accident a while ago

    and managed to damage a tendon in my left wrist. It's truly terrible to sleep with as I have nightmares and tend to thrash around, which usually causes my wrist to be flung into various things. However, it's getting better but it's still troublesome and very painful to sleep...
    Jessica2232 Jessica2232 16-17, F 1 Response 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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    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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    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    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 3 Responses Nov 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Nov 16

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lewis47 Lewis47 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    It is so tough to change or heal. When for my entire adult life, I have been in bad relationships. I have no more relationships( boyfriends) the past 2 years but I still get...
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    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    When they tell u it's over with the other person and they say they just care about them and u find proof by accident saying she loves him and never felt passion like that before...
    ECbrokensoul ECbrokensoul 22-25, M Nov 10

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    Being stalked well was one of the weirdest and f**ked up time of my life, Recently Graduated tertiary studies and was about to join my dream career, So anyway at the start of 2013...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    "Hey can we just be friends". Such a simple phrase can be so painful. Its amazing how those 6 words can ruin a perfect day and send you right back into that blackbess you have...
    jonboy318 jonboy318 16-17, M Oct 31

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    I don't normally do things like this because I like to deal with personal things within the walls of my home. But I am really struggling with this and figured I could get some good...
    dgords dgords 26-30, M Nov 13

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    I have experienced the pain of psychological abuse.
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I sit here on my makeshift 'bed' staring up at the ceiling, awoken from the slumber I thought I yearned so badly for. Just an hour or two ago I was oh so sure that my body wanted...
    Aldmeri Aldmeri 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I haven't been home to Norway in almost a year. The last time was five days at Christmas. A lot has happened go me in the short time I have been living in England. I miss home. I...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 9

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    I am not sure why this bothers people so much. I've been blocked, you probably have been blocked by someone as well at some point. I know I am not everyone's cup of tea, that's...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40 1 Response Nov 11

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    My mom and I have been talking for over a hour and now we are finsihed. I cant stop crying but, I think im coming to my senses. I have a mental issue, not every teenager goes...
    alexusk21 alexusk21 13-15, F Nov 12

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    I racked myself up. Nothing that won't heal over time, My upper body and right arm, and since I am right handed well, you get the point. Computer play or typing have been out of...
    kathouse68 kathouse68 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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