Hello. My name is Briana and I am brand new to this forum. I was diagnosed only a year ago and I have recently been having a lot of issues and when I went to my doctor and he couldn’t help me, I decided to find a forum for experienced advice. I searched on Google to find an MS related forum and oddly enough, I was only able to find a foreign website (I am from the USA)! I hope there is no violation in not being from the listed U.K. countries, but I am in need of help urgently.
The past few months have been utterly dreadful. I have not slept through the night without waking up at least 5-8 times throught my sleep for the past two months. I cannot bare it any longer. I went to my doctor to get his advice and reasoning, but he gave me 3 reasons to why it could be happening. My blood sugar could be dropping if I eat right before bed; I do not eat at least 3 hours before bed (I usually do 4-5 hours before). I could be getting extremely hot during my sleep due to the room’s temperature; I have my own personal air conditioner faced towards me in my room because of my M.S… And lastly, I could be having nightmares resulting in terror-sweating, but I remember my dreams and I rarely have nightmares.
So, if none of my doctor’s explanations are accurate, what is happening to my body? I have to literally sleep with 6 pairs of sleep-wear next to my bed because every time I wake up in the middle of the night, my clothes are completely drenched in sweat. When I change my clothes and go into new ones, I am so cold that I shiver uncontrollably.
I’m not sick. I’m in good shape physically. I eat healthy. What is wrong with me that this is happening? Is this an Multiple Sclerosis related issue? Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what on Earth can I do to make it at least ease a bit? I am getting so depressed by this because I am only 22 years old and I sleep in a bed with my husband of only 2 years and even though he is extremely understanding, it is embarrassing and gross to me.
I know that it is a lot to ask for to have some normalcy during the day, but I used to find an escape in my sleep. Now, that is impossible as well. Please help me.