Why is sleeping so much worse?

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CGAR

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Hi guys,
Mostly my right arm & hand are affected usually , but at night when I'm laying down, both arms and hands are terrible.
Both hands / arms are stiff, enough I can't really pull the covers over me when I roll over without throwing the hip into it..

Once I wake up and start moving again, everything goes back to my new normal of right arm / hand stiffness, and left, slightly weak, but not bad at all.


Scares the crap out of me every night as I think it'll stay that way come morning.

Anyone else experienced this?

Thanks.
Casey
 

SueG

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Are you on Baclofen ? I take higher dose at bedtime, low dose daytime, helps.
 

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I do with my calves. It feels like I hiked miles and over did it. It's Spasticity. It just takes a trip to the bathroom to get it stretched out. Do you have a physical Theraoist that can give you range of motion exercises?
 

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That's spasticity for ya. I take Baclofen in the day and Zanaflex at night. The Zanaflex is the big helper for my spasticity (especially in my hands... I don't wake up with my fingernails digging into my palms), but can't stay awake on the stuff, so switch to Baclofen in the day... it does a good job too. Stretching does help a bit. It would probably help more if I had someone to help me do it, but not ready to give up living alone yet.
 

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Thanks.
I'm not on anything yet, so maybe i'll check with my script writer to ask his opinion.

Cheers,
Casey
 

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I'm not either. So far it's managable.

Cheers to you Casey and Gulp!
 
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