I went through the most horrendous coldest/chills all night last night due to withdrawals. Although we had a fan on in front of an open window, it was not cold inside the house. When I felt my legs, they were warm on the outside, but inside I was freezing! I felt so cold I was in pain. I covered up with a warm sweater, a quilt and another blanket and I was still cold. I usually sleep in a recliner due to back and hip problems, but I couldn’t stand being in the living room with the cold, so I tried getting into bed with my husband under the covers. BIG MISTAKE! I thought my hip would hurt, but it wasn’t just that, my neck, back, legs, shoulders and arms hurt so bad I had to get out of bed and face the cold. The withdrawals cause muscle/joint pain to increase and boy did they ever!
By then it was 6 a.m. and I hadn’t slept yet-I was cold, tired and in pain. Not a good night. Doral shut all the windows, and fixed me a hot drink. I covered up again in my blankets and tried to sleep, but was unable to sleep longer than two hours. My bladder is affected by the withdrawals too, so I had to visit the bathroom every hour, sometimes every half hour. Tonight we are not putting the fan in the window, but I’m still wearing a sweater. I took lots of pain medication at 10 p.m. so hopefully after all the chorea movements are over I can get to sleep.