Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sleep and back pain, not together!

I'm sleeping better. With meds. I'm sleeping with meds? I am taking meds to sleep better...and they're working. I finally caved again. I wish I could solve this with behavioral/natural methods, but I can't afford to be that sleep deprived. I figured that if exercising and eating better didn't help, that it was time to do something about it.

In other news, I found something intersting when I jog. My back feels better for a while (hours at least, but my inclination is days). When I walk long distances or sit at my computer (hunchback...terrible, I know) I have sciatic pain (the x rays didn't show anything though...grrr). It bothers me so much that it actually limits what I can/cannot do with my husband. But, when I jog it goes away. Can't explain it. No, it's not the shoes because the first time I jogged it was in not so good shoes and I still had the benifits. Maybe it's posture, but I doubt I suddenly straighten up when I jog. Maybe it wiggles my back into better alignment? Who knows. It's official, I'm a freak of nature! ;) I guess it's just one more motivator. The feeling better, not being a freak.

7 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

you might have to start jogging all the time! j/k :)

Felicia said...

For most of my life I have been a terrible sleeper. Once I get to sleep I am set for the night but till I got to sleep it was horrible. Tossing, turning and hours of waiting would go by ( no matter what I did to wear myself out during the day)before I was exhausted and would finally sleep.

After having surgery I read about someone taking something to help her sleep and not sure why the light bulb clicked on but it did and I finally asked my doctor about it.

I have been taking it for a long while now and although I am not a lover of taking "pills" I have NEVER EVER slept so well in my life. I am not tired in the morning now. I go right to sleep. Was the best thing I did for myself. Ok one of them LOL.

I say if it helps take it.

What did you end up getting?

"sciatic pain" EVIL! I have this to. I havent had an episode in a long long time though. Not sure why it stopped but it used to just cripple me. I am thinking weight shifted *shrug* lol. Anyways I feel your pain.

Glad to hear the jogging is going so well AND helping you out in more than just one way.

YOU GO GIRL!

*huggles*
=0)

Lasserday said...

that is so weird that you feel better from running! :) but it is great! i can't think of better motivation. :)

Jim (HeyANewDay.blogspot.com) said...

Endorphins from the exercise, maybe?

Read this from the Mayo Clinic:
Exercise takes the edge off chronic pain

MizFit said...

hey freak of nature (wink) SO GLAD YOU ARE GETTING SOME REST!!

Miz.

The Happy Runner said...

I guess, if it works, keep doing it!!!!

Mark said...

Keep it going and continue to listen to your body! :)