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Back pain and sleep. Help I'm desperate.

(5 Posts)
AtYourCervix Tue 05-Jul-11 08:18:52

I haven't had a decent night sleep since January. Every time I turn over it wakes me up.

I have a scan next week to see what's really wrong with it.

But do you have any tips and/or cures? How can I get more sleep. I'm just so tired.

smee Tue 05-Jul-11 10:09:04

Only thing which worked for me were co-codamol. They didn't get me all the way through the night, but gave me a few hours. I used to take one, plus some herbal sleeping pills from Holland & Barrett and the combination knocked me out for about 5 hours, which was enough to get me through. Really hope the scan has some answers for you. sad

jjgirl Tue 05-Jul-11 13:15:25

neat eucalyptus oil, it really does numb the local nerves. apply very liberaly all round the pain area. have you seen an osteopath as well?

AtYourCervix Tue 05-Jul-11 16:44:41

seen an osteopath, i'm a sensitive soul so can't take many decent drugs and i find anything i do take wears off after a few hours and then i spend the second half of the night waking up groaning.

how long do the herby slepping pills work for? do they leave you hungover?

smee Tue 05-Jul-11 17:08:47

You sound a bit like me, as am a lightweight with drugs too. The normal dose of co-codamol is 2, but I can only cope with 1. The Herby drugs are definitely worth a try - depends which brand you get, but check for Valerian/ Hops combos - should say ingredients on the box. Start taking lowest dose then build if no effect.

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