Sitting here at the computer at the end of a long, long day. Feet are up on the foot stool, glass of soda nearby to sip while playing computer games. Pesty, nagging, nighttime neuropathy slowly begins to strike again! First barely perceptable, then growing restlessness in both legs feels like something like the twinges of bumping an elbow’s “crazy bone.” Lupus peripheral neuropathy begins to set in!
Soon, a gnawing, burning, aching, neuropathy pain twinges in waves down both legs. This signals it will soon be time for bed. Like an incessant ringing alarm clock getting louder each moment, the painful neuropathy increases moment by moment. As leg nerves become irritated, all other nerves begin to sense brewing, increasing sense of neural “short-circuit” coming on.
For a few minutes, a little light yoga exercise staves off the onset of consuming neuropathy symptoms, and affords a few more minutes to sit down in comfort at the computer. Eventually, the discomfort resumes. From head to toe, exhaustion and gnawing nerve pain signal its time to log off for the night and shut down. Computer and body are both ready for some serious rest!