pain and sleep

May 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Hi folks, I was hoping someone could answer some questions on pain, residuals and sleep. I had GBS in August 2007. It was so mild I received no treatment except watching and pain relief. My recovery has been improvement followed by plateaus, then more improvement. If I don’t move, I feel pretty normal. But muscles and nerves are obviously not normal because I get tuning fork feelings or mini vibrating spasms at the end of each day when I try to resume my active schedule. I feel like I have the energy to get going, but the body is not recovered enough to cooperate. What I’m confused about is, are the feelings I’m having neuropathy or mini muscle spasms? I’m asking because I think it will make a difference in the type of medicine I take. And the sensations are usually delayed. What I mean by that is when I’m active, I don’t notice that I am overdoing it until the middle of the night, when my muscles seem to tighten up and I start getting these weird feelings, which are typically in both feet and the gluteus maximus muscles. Has anyone else experienced this or have any advice for this type of pain and sleep relief. It wakes me up about every hour all night long. Thanks for any help. Andi