Every morning I wake up from many hours of restful sleep feeling like I've aged 50 years overnight. I hurt, my muscles are tight and I can't move very quickly. It makes getting out of bed to go to work pretty difficult. But I do and usually after a warm shower and some stretching I can move a bit better. Some days it can take hours before I'm moving normally. I climb lots of stairs in the hospital MANY times a day and that seems to help (even if I am totally winded by the 5th floor)!
Do others with MS have this problem?
On a happier note I have been sleeping better. Many of you know that for many months I was dealing with nocturia which is when I have to pee MANY times a night. Well my MS has given me a break and that problem is much better. I actually slept through the night twice this week w/o waking up to pee. It is a miracle for me!
My fatigue continues to be the worst symptom these days. I think the worst thing about it is I never know when it is going to hit me like a ton of bricks. I can be feeling fine one minute and the next I could be feeling like I have NO energy at all. It is hard to explain exactly what it feels like but believe me it does not feel good.
So I think I need to continue to work on getting to bed each night at a reasonable time (which for me is by 10) and I need to join the gym. Hopefully working out will help w/ all my muscle tightness and get me feeling like a 33 year old again.
Oh and massages would be great. Too bad I can't afford to get them right now!
Still moving forward and appreciating that I'm as healthy as I am. I know it could be worse and I count my blessing everyday.