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Day 3 Increasing night pain

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by momoftwins, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. momoftwins

    momoftwins Newcomer

    Day 3 of SEP and I feel as though I am better managing my pain and symptoms during the day.

    However, my pain during the night has been increasing, now to the point where I can't sleep for more than a 1 hour stretch before the pain wakes me up. It doesn't matter whether I have moved or not, the pain seems to become intense for not particular reason...

    I am wondering if anyone else experiences this, and if it is common with TMS?

    My concern is that this trend is consistent when cancer is present. The same thing happened to my uncle.

    If anyone has any input or similar experiences I'd love to hear about it!
  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    This was common for me. I also developed migraines in my sleep. The unconscious can still create symptoms while we sleep. It is all TMS.

    But if you are concerned about cancer, it is always wise to be cleared by a medical doctor before assuming you have TMS.
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  3. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, momoftwins. I agree with Ellen that you should have a checkup to make sure you don't have cancer or anything else that may cause the pain. Most likely it is emotional. Being the mother of twins could do that! It's not good to go to Dr. Google for medical advice. That can lead to false diagnosis.
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  4. c90danwaiel

    c90danwaiel Peer Supporter

    Hi momoftwins,

    I had a similar experience: my pain increased at night quite a bit. For a few nights, I had to use some hot packs to relieve the pain in order to get to sleep.

    In my case, I'd do reading about TMS at night. I've heard the symptoms can ramp up when it tries to distract you from learning more about it. Thankfully, that's passed for me and now nights aren't any more painful than any other time of the day.
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