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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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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
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Cramps, Kidney Infection, M...

    Cramps, Kidney Infection, Muscle Tension It all sucks.
    OldnDaysinSF OldnDaysinSF 22-25, F Sep 12, 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, 2014

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    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F Nov 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Nov 16, 2014

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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 have been sent to bed!!! a direct order from King Extant....but I will be back!!! shhh don't tell him!!! Lol
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