Aches in body in bed


#1

Hi My Mum complains of aches all over her body when she is in bed. She has tried using a large V pillow with little help. I have read the threads regarding electric beds etc. I read that a forum user suggests sleeping on the floor, however if she did that she wouldn’t be able to get up without assistance when she needs the loo at night.
Any other bright ideas out there?


#2

HI ABI

Does your mum require new meds to help her.
Your doctor may be the best person to ask.

Hope your mum gets help soon.
Babs x x


#3

I have recently got an electrical bed and it certainly helps with getting up out of bed,I find it very difficult to turn in bed,Like you say it would be impossible to get up to go to the loo if lying on the floor,Sorry can’t really help with any other ideas.
Best wishes to you both
Anne _


#4

Thanks Babs,

I think that’s the way to go.


#5

Thanks Anne.


#6

Hi ABI

Mind and let us know how your mum gets on.

Babs x


#7

Are you on any slow release tablets to help you at night time.also ask occupation health to have a look to see if there are any aids to help you.i have a bed lever helps me .also electric blanket on low for my legs 7p a night can’t go wrong


#8

Hi @abi1,

I hope all is well. I’m sorry to hear that your mum has been experiencing aches and pains when she’s in bed. Although you’ve already received a lot of great advice from a few members, I thought it would be helpful for you to know that we have information on equipment for getting out of bed on the Parkinson’s UK website, here.

There’s a lot of information on this page that will be useful for your mum so do take a look and please remember that you can always give our helpline a call on 0808 800 0303 for further information and support on this matter.

Best wishes,
Reah


#9

Thanks Reah,
Will check out the link.
Abi


#10

Hi Gus,
Thanks for yr advice. Yes, mum is on slow release tablets. Electric blanket sounds like a good idea however she shares bed with dad who might be too hot. Still it is an option to consider, thanks again. Abi. x


#11

Thanks for all the tips. Here is an update that may help other sufferers. Mum purchased a new bed (not electric) with a firm mattress. Her specialist has increased the slow release Madopar that she takes at night, this has made her nights a lot less uncomfortable.
Regards to all
Abi